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Rehabilitation of Ergalatax martensi (Schepman, 1892) (Gastropoda : Muricidae), senior synonym of Ergalatax obscura Houart, 1996, and description of Ergalatax junionae, new name for Morula martensi Dall, 1923
Houart, R. (2008). Rehabilitation of Ergalatax martensi (Schepman, 1892) (Gastropoda : Muricidae), senior synonym of Ergalatax obscura Houart, 1996, and description of Ergalatax junionae, new name for Morula martensi Dall, 1923. The Nautilus 122(2): 99-106
In: The Nautilus. Bailey Matthews Shell Museum: Silver Spring, MD etc.,. ISSN 0028-1344, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Mollusca; Gastropoda; Muricidae; Gulf of Oman; Persian Gulf; Red Sea;Mediterranean Sea; homonymy; synonymy; new name

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Abstract
    Ergalatax junionae nomen novum is proposed as replacement name for Morula martensi Dall, 1923, from the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. The latter name is a junior secondary homonym of Pentadactylus martensi Schepman,1892, from the Red Sea, of which E. obscura Houart, 1996, is here considered as junior synonym. Ergalatax,junionae nomen novum is compared with Ergalatax martensi (Schepman) and E. margariticola (Broderip, 1833). The geographical distribution of E. junionae and E. martensi is updated and the introduced Mediterranean species is identified as E. junionae.

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