Case 3406: Belostoma annulipes Herrich-Schaeffer, 1845 (currently Lethocerus annulipes; Insecta, Heteroptera, BELOSTOMATIDAE): proposed conservation of usage of the specific name by designation of a neotype

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:P. J. Perez-Goodwyn
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:235
Date Published:12/2007
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:BELOSTOMATIDAE, giant water bug, Heteroptera, Lethocerus, Lethocerus annulipes, Neotropics, Nomenclature, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 75.6 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used specific name Lethocerus annulipes (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1845) for a common Neotropical giant water bug (family BELOSTOMATIDAE) by setting aside all previous type fixations and designating a neotype.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith