Kozur et al. (1996) reported and described some well-preserved Lower Ordovician (Tremadocian) Radiolaria from central Nevada and established several new taxa, among them a new genus Noblella, assigned to the Family Protoentactiniidae Kozur, Mostler & Repetski, 1996. Dr J. K. Page kindly informed us that the genus Noblella already was established for an amphibian genus, Family Brachycephalidae, type species N. peruviana (Noble), byBarbour (1930; p. 81). Therefore, the genus name Noblella Kozur, Mostler & Repetski, 1996 non! Noblella Barbour, 1930, is invalid because of homonymy. We here replace this junior homonym with Paulanoblella Kozur & Repetski, nomen novum.
Genus Paulanoblella Kozur & Repetski, nomen novum
Derivation. The new name is in honour of noted Radiolaria researcher, Dr Paula Noble, Reno, Nevada.
Diagnosis. Unchanged (see Kozur et al., 1996, pp. 255, 266).
Holotype. Unchanged (see Kozur et al., 1996, pp. 255, 266).
We are indebted to Dr J.K. Page, York, UK, for informing us about the homonymy.
- Received January 8, 2002.
- Accepted January 22, 2002.
- © 2002 The Micropalaeontological Society