Spaeleoleptes spaeleus
Spaeleoleptes spaeleus species
Spaeleoleptes spaeleus H. Soares, 1966, from Gruta do Maquiné, Cordisburgo, MG. Photo Copyright © Rodrigo L. Ferreira.







Spaeleoleptes spaeleus H. Soares, 1966 is a troglobitic species of the monotypic genus Spaeleoleptes [1]

Wrong formation of the nameEdit

HS 66 Spelaeo errado

Helia Soares mixed up the Greek word σπήλαιον (cave), which should be latinized as spelaeo- or speleo- and 

ended up placing the diphthong one syllable earlier. However, ICZN does not warrant a grammatical correction in this case. Both the generic name and the specific name have to remain malformed.

Reference Edit

  1. SOARES, H. E. M. 1966. Novos opiliões da coleção "Otto Schubart" (Opiliones: Cosmetidae, Gonyleptidae, Phalangodidae). Papéis Avulsos do Departamento de Zoologia do Estado de São Paulo, 18(11): 103-115.

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