In 2004 Watabe and Kaesler published a paper on a new species of the ostracode genus Paraparchites from the Lower Permian of Kansas and named it Paraparchites punctatus. Thereby they failed to notice that already in 1936 a Paraparchites punctatus had been described by Harris and Worrell from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma.

Entering the new species of Watabe and Kaesler into the “Index and Bibliography of Marine Ostracoda” (Kempf, 1986–1996, 2002–2008), I noticed the existence of that primary younger homonym. In January 2005 I informed Roger L. Kaesler about this fact, but owing to his...

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