|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2012|
|Authors:||N. L. Evenhuis, Bickel, D. J. , Robinson, H.|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|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.
Case 3591 Argyra Macquart, 1834 (Insecta, Diptera, DOLICHOPODIDAE): proposed conservation of the name by suppression of Porphyrops Meigen, 1824