Pennso 1953 and Prissick and Masson 1956 are regarded as subjective synonyms on the basis of comparative studies of the original descriptions and of authentic strains of each of the organisms. (Subjective synonyms are names based on different nomenclatural types, which types are regarded as similar enough to belong to the same taxon (species in this case).) , being the older of the two names, would appear to be the correct name for the species formed by the union of the two species. However the specific epithet in the name , although etymologically distinct from the specific epithet in the name Aronson 1926, is so similar orthographically to the earlier specific epithet that it causes confusion. Therefore these epithets are to be regarded as orthographic variants of the same epithet, and the corresponding species names are to be treated as homonyms. is therefore illegitimate as a later homonym of and must be rejected even if the earlier homonym is illegitimate or is treated as a synonym on taxonomic grounds. On the basis, then, that and are subjective synonyms, the Masson.


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