Strombidium Gyrans Stokes, 1887 (Currently Strobilidium Gyrans) And Strobilidium Caudatum Kahl, 1932 (Ciliophora, Oligotrichida): Proposed Conservation Of The Specific Names

Charles W Heckman
1998 Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature  
The purpose of this application is to conserve the specific name of one fresh water ciliate (Stromhidium gyrans Stokes, 1887) that has frequently been used as an indicator for the ecological monitoring of water quality and of another (Sirobilidium caudatum Kahl, 1932) that was given to a rare but characteristic brackish water species. Both names are threatened by Strombidion caudatum Fromentel, 1876, which is probably a senior synonym of the first and is a senior secondary homonym of the
more » ... Strombidion caudatum Fromentel had not been used for almost a century until its reintrod action by Foissner (1987): its suppression is proposed.
doi:10.5962/bhl.part.131 fatcat:wst3dgejmzhzncg4vt4m26n2g4