Dr. joseph carter has drawn my attention to the homonymy of the bivalve genus EmilianiaSánchez, 1999 and the coccolitophore EmilianiaHay and Mohlen, 1967 (in Hay et al., 1967) which had already been used much earlier. I therefore here propose Emiliodonta as replacement name for Emiliania Sánchez. The type species thus becomes Emiliodonta (ex: Emiliania) cuerdai (Sánchez, 1999).

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I thank J. Carter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) for bringing the homonymy to my attention and E. Colmenero-Hidalgo (Facultad de Salamanca, España) for providing details of the coccolitophores. Thanks also to B....

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