The nomenclature in a recent reclassification of the Amphiptery gidae, Diphlebiidae and Lestoideidae sensu DAVIES & TOBIN (1984, The dragonflies of the world, Vol. 1, SIO, Utrecht) by R. NOVELO-GUTIERREZ (1995, Odonatologica 24: 73-87) is not consistent with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. The family-group names, with type genera relevant to the problem, and with their date of introduction, are summarized, and a correct nomenclature of the Novelo-Gutienez classification is presented.