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Response to the Letter to the Editor by Harris
- Greay, Telleasha L., Zahedi, Alireza, Krige, Anna-Sheree, Owens, Jadyn M., Rees, Robert L., Ryan, Una M., Oskam, Charlotte L., Irwin, Peter J.
- Parasites & vectors 2019 v.12 no.1 pp. 178
- Miozoa, animal taxonomy, biological nomenclature, new species
- In a letter to the Editor, Harris considers the eight new species of Apicomplexa that were recently identified and named to be invalid on the basis that only molecular characters were provided in the species descriptions. In this response, we counter that the species names are valid as the descriptions have met the requirements of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature; molecular characters can be used to satisfy article 13.1.1 of the code.