Case 3509 Cetonia squamosa Gory & Percheron, 1833 (currently Aethiessa squamosa; Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation of the specific name

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:I. Sparacio
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:133
Date Published:06/2010
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Aethiessa squamosa, CETONIIDAE, flower chafers, Nomenclature, North Africa, Protaetia squamosa, Sicily, Southern Italy, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.5 of the Code, is to
conserve the specific name Cetonia squamosa Gory & Percheron, 1833 (currently
Aethiessa squamosa, CETONIIDAE, endemic in Sicily), threatened by the senior homonym
Cetonia squamosa Lefebvre, 1827 (currently Protaetia (Netocia) squamosa, also
CETONIIDAE, endemic in southern Italy including Sicily). Both names are in current
use, but are placed in different genera and are unlikely ever to be treated as
congeneric. In order to conserve the current usage of the name it is proposed that C.
squamosa Gory & Percheron, 1833 (which does not have junior synonyms) be
conserved by ruling that it is not invalid by reason of being a junior homonym of C.
squamosa Lefebvre, 1827.

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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