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Geoplana marrineri Notes

Dendy 1910 (citation)- p. 100, In my article “On Land Planarians from Auckland and Enderby Islands,” in the “Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand” (Wellington, N.Z., 1909), I have described a new species from Auckland Island under the name Geoplana aucklandica, having overlooked the fact that I had myself eight years previously given this name to a totally different species from a widely separated locality—viz., Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand.

I now desire to rectify this error by proposing a new specific name for the subantarctic form from Auckland Island, and I suggest that it be called Geoplana marrineri, in acknowledgment of the services rendered to the study of zoology in New Zealand by my late friend and assistant, George R. Marriner.'

Notes for the valid (accepted) taxonomic name

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