Correction of the Type Species of Globulina D'Orbigny

C. Wylie Poag, Hubert C. Skinner


For more than forty years Globulina gibba d'Orbigny has been recognized as the type species of Globulina d'Orbigny, 1839. It was designated as type by Cushman in 1927. This selection, however, according to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1964) is invalid. Globulina caribaea d'Orbigny, 1839, is the correct type species by monotypy. A brief historical review of these two taxa will demonstrate the validity of this conclusion.

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