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Re: -oidea in Genus Names (short!)
Quoting "Jaime A. Headden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> -oidea is an appropriate stem for any name. I'm fairly certain the name
> is not a mispelling, typographical error, editorial misprint, villianous
> editorial misconduct, etc.
My guess would be that the genus names are the feminine singular of a Latinized
ending -oideus, while the higher-level names are neuter plural either of the
Latinized ending or of the original Greek ending -o(e)ide:s.