Tentyria Latreille, 1802 (Insecta Coleoptera, TENEBRIONIDAE): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Tentyria ligurica Solier, 1835 as the type species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:P. Bouchard, Löbl, I. , Lillig, M.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:110
Date Published:06/2008
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Coleoptera, darkling beetles, Nomenclature, Palaearctic Region, TENEBRIONIDAE, Tentyria, Tentyria ligurica, TENTYRIINI, Tentyrina, Tentyrina orbiculata

The purpose of this application, under Article 69 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the generic name Tentyria Latreille, 1802 by designation of Tentyria ligurica Solier, 1835 as the type species of this genus of darkling beetles from the Palaearctic region. A series of previous nomenclatural acts resulted in the designation of Pimelia orbiculata Fabricius, 1775 as the type species of both Tentyria Latreille, 1802 and Tentyrina Reitter, 1900 making Tentyrina Reitter, 1900 an objective junior synonym of Tentyria Latreille, 1802. It is proposed that all previous fixations of type species of Tentyria Latreille, 1802 be set aside and Tentyria ligurica Solier, 1835 be designated as the type species.

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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