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Mesovagus, a replacement name for the grenadier genus Mesobius Hubbs and Iwamoto 1977 (Actinopterygii: Gadiformes: Macrouridae), a junior homonym of Mesobius Chamberlin 1951 (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae)

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A replacement name, Mesovagus nom. nov., is proposed for the grenadier genus Mesobius Hubbs and Iwamoto 1977, which is preoccupied by Mesobius Chamberlin 1951 in lithobiid centipedes (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha).

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Acknowledgments

We are deeply indebted to T. Iwamoto (California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco) for giving us the opportunity to publish the present paper. We also thank G. Shinohara, M. Nakae and K. Matsuura (NSMT) for a specimen loan; T. Naito (BSKU) and Y. Yamamoto and T. Matsuzaki (Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University) for technical assistance; and G. Yearsley (Hobart) for editing English text.

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Correspondence to Naohide Nakayama.

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Nakayama, N., Endo, H. Mesovagus, a replacement name for the grenadier genus Mesobius Hubbs and Iwamoto 1977 (Actinopterygii: Gadiformes: Macrouridae), a junior homonym of Mesobius Chamberlin 1951 (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae). Ichthyol Res 64, 120–122 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10228-016-0531-x

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Keywords

  • Homonymy
  • Replacement name
  • Mesovagus
  • Mesobius
  • Macrouridae
  • Lithobiidae