Os topónimos moçambicanos na Paleontologia portuguesa

Translated title of the contribution: The toponyms from mozambique in portuguese palaeontology

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Since the nineteenth century new taxa of invertebrates (32), one vertebrate and one fossil plant have been defined, using toponyms from Mozambique. Besides the toponym Mozambique itself, the most used for specific names, fourteen others were used. The establishment of some of these taxa, some of which have been forgotten by the geological literature, does not seem to have followed the ICZN rules and, therefore, they should be considered invalid names (nomem nudum and nomen oblitum). A widened literature review, together with the palaeontological revision of some of these groups (foraminifera, bivalves, gastropods) and a correct interpretation of the ICZN rules, will allow to confirm, or not, the pointed out doubts.

Translated title of the contributionThe toponyms from mozambique in portuguese palaeontology
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)551-554
Number of pages4
JournalComunicações Geológicas
Issue number1(SI)
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIX Congresso Nacional de Geologia e 2º Congresso de Geologia dos Países de Língua Portuguesa - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jul 201424 Jul 2014


  • Mozambique
  • Palaeontology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Toponyms


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