In flood debris by the
River Ribble, at Samlesbury, near Preston, Lancashire, England (7.9
mm.). Collected by
Carl and Craig Ruscoe.
Image Courtesy of Simon Aiken.
Trichia Hartmann, 1840 is a junior homonym
of Trichia De Haan, 1839 [Crustacea] and therefore not
available for purposes of zoological nomenclature. The ICZN had to
exercise its plenary powers (ICZN, 2004) because there was a
petition to conserve Hartmann's name.
ICZN (International Commission for Zoological Nomenclature),
2004. OPINION 2079 (Case 2926) Trichia Hartmann, 1840 (Mollusca,
Gastropoda): proposed conservation; and Trichiinae Ložek, 1956 (Gastropoda):
proposed emendation of spelling to Trichiinae, so removing the
homonymy with Trichiinae Fleming, 1821 (Insecta, Coleoptera) not
approved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 61, Part 3. Sept. 30.
Abstract. The Commission has ruled that the name Trichia
Hartmann, 1840 (Mollusca, Gastropoda) is not conserved. The names
Trochulus Chemnitz, 1786, Trichia De Haan, 1839 (Crustacea,
Brachyura) and Trochulinae Lindholm, 1927 are placed on Official
Lists. Trichia Hartmann, 1840, Trichia Nietner, 1861
(Lepidoptera), Trichia Reuter, 1875 (Heteroptera), and
Trichiinae Ložek, 1956 are placed on Official Indexes.