De Wever (1982) proposed the new radiolarian name Riedelius from the Lower Jurassic of Turkey. It has been found that this name has already been used by Hudec in 1961 for a mollusc gastropod. Therefore, in accordance with Article 60 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999), the name Riedeliusella nomen novum is proposed as a replacement name (type species Riedelius williami De Wever, 1982, p. 201; 1982, by original designation) for the preoccupied homonym Riedelius De Wever, 1982, non Hudec, 1961, p. 110.
- Received November 30, 2006.
- Accepted September 16, 2008.
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