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Leviathan => Livyatan
This arose on the DML a month or two ago, so here's an update. The fossil
whale genus _Leviathan_, which was found to be preoccupied by a genus of
mastodon, has been re-named _Livyatan_.
By coincidence, I came up with the same suggestion:
Here's the ref:
Lambert, O., G. Bianucci, K. Post, C. de Muizon, R. Salas-Gismondi, M. Urbina,
and J. Reumer. (2010). Corrigendum: The giant bite of a new raptorial sperm
whale from the Miocene epoch of Peru. Nature 466:105-108.
"The genus name _Leviathan_, proposed in this Letter for a new fossil
physeteroid from the Miocene of Peru, is preoccupied by _Leviathan_ Koch, 1841
(ref. 1), a junior subjective synonym of _Mammut_ Blumenbach, 1799 (ref. 2).
We propose here a replacement name _Livyatan_ gen. nov. The type species is
placed in this genus to form the binomial _Livyatan melvillei_. The diagnosis
and content of the new genus follow our Letter. 'Livyatan' is a Hebrew name
applied to large marine monsters in popular and mythological stories. We thank
M. P. Taylor and D. Yanega for bringing this to our attention."