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Re: -oidea in Genus Names

At 02:47 PM 15/10/02 -0700, Jaime A. Headden wrote:
Err, your statement that any genus name with -oidea should be changed
because that's a mandated suffix for superfamilies.

Just for interest, the Blanding's Turtle of North America is Emydoidea blandingii; the genus Emydoidea was named as long ago as 1870.

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