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66 Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 53(1) March 1996 OPINION 1829 MEGALODONTIDAE Konow, 1897 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): spelling emended to megalodontesidae, so removing the homonymy with MEGALODONTIDAE Morris & Lycctt, 1853 (MoUusca, Bivalvia) Keywords. Nomenclature; taxonomy; Hymenoptera; Bivalvia; sawflies; megalodon-tesidae; MEGALODONTIDAE; Megalodotv, MegalodoiUes. Ruling ( 1 ) Under the plenary powers it is hereby ruled that for the purposes of Article 29 of the Code the stem of the generic name Megalodontes Latreille, 1802 (Insecta) is megalodontes-. (2) The following names are hereby placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology: (a) Megalodontes Latreille, 1802 (gender: masculine), type species by monotypy Temhredo cephalotes Fabricius, 1781 (Insecta); (b) Megalodon Sowerby, 1827 (gender: masculine), type species by monotypy Megalodon cucullatus Sowerby, 1827 (MoUusca). (3) The following names are hereby placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology: (a) cephalotes Fabricius, 1781, as published in the binomen Tenthredo cephalotes (specific name of the type species of Megalodontes Latreille, 1802) (Insecta); (b) cucullatus Sowerby, 1827, as published in the binomen Megalodon cucullatus (specific name of the type species of Megalodon Sowerby, 1827) (MoUusca). (4) The following names are hereby placed on the Official List of Family-Group Names in Zoology: (a) megalodontesidae Konow, 1897, type genus Megalodontes Latreille, 1802 (spelling emended by the ruling in (I) above) (Insecta); (b) MEGALODONTIDAE Morris & Lycett, 1853, type genus Megalodon Sowerby, 1827 (MoUusca). (5) The name megalodontidae Konow, 1897 (Insecta) is hereby placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Family-Group Names in Zoology (spelling emended to megalodontesidae in (1) above). History of Case 2866 An application to remove the homonymy between the family-group names based on Megalodontes Latreille, 1802 (Insecta) and Megalodon Sowerby, 1827 (MoUusca) was received from Mr Neil D. Springate (Museum cl'Histoire Naturelle. Geneve, Switzerland) on 10 November 1992. After correspondence the case was published in BZN 51: 230-231 (September 1994). Notice of the case was sent to appropriate journals.

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Opinion 1829. Megalodontidae Konow, 1897 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): spelling emended to Megalodontesidae, so removing the homonymy with Megalodontidae Morris & Lycett, 1853 (Mollusca, Bivalvia)

International Commission On Zoological Nomenclature
Bulletin of Zoological Nomeclature 53(1): 66-67 (1996)

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