Case 3591 Argyra Macquart, 1834 (Insecta, Diptera, DOLICHOPODIDAE): proposed conservation of the name by suppression of Porphyrops Meigen, 1824

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:N. L. Evenhuis, Bickel, D. J. , Robinson, H.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:195
Date Published:09/2012
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Argyra, cosmopolitan, Diptera, DOLICHOPODIDAE, long-legged flies, Musca diaphana, Nomenclature, Porphyrops, Rhaphium, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the generic name Argyra Macquart, 1834 (Diptera, DOLICHOPODIDAE), a widely distributed and well-established genus of dolichopodid flies. It is threatened by its infrequently used senior objective synonym, Porphyrops Meigen, 1824. It is proposed that Argyra Macquart, 1834 be conserved by suppressing Porphyrops Meigen, 1824 under the Commission plenary power, in the interest of nomenclatural stability.

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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