We propose that the specific epithet be conserved over the specific epithet in the scientific name Ewing et al. 1965. Although the name was applied to what may be the same organism and was validly published by Hoshina in 1962, the name remained obscure until it was rediscovered by Sakazaki and Tamura in 1975. Meanwhile, the name has gained worldwide acceptance. For stability in nomenclature and to avoid confusion in the literature, the specific epithet should be retained.


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