Case 3624 A proposal for the rejection of 38 names in ANTHICIDAE (Coleoptera)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:Alonso-Zarazaga, MA
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:171
Date Published:09/2013
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:ant-like flower beetles, ANTHICIDAE, Coleoptera, Insecta, Nomenclature, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Articles 11.8, 11.8.1, 78.2.3 and 81 of the Code, is to confirm the unavailability of 23 names published by Marseul in 1879, one name published by Pic in 1892, one name attributed to Pic in 1911 and one name used by Krekich-Strassoldo, 1919. These names have been incorrectly put in use by Chandler, Nardi & Telnov in 2004, in place of the correct use of names proposed by Pic and Sahlberg. The original names were French vernacular plurals for species-group names in a French text and cannot be converted into singular by application of Article 11.8.1. The incorrectly proposed names have destabilized a nomenclature settled for more than one century. Twelve other names proposed by Pic and Sahlberg that are junior objective synonyms should also be rejected. Anthicus pumilus Baudi, 1877 is designated as type species of Tenuicomus Pic, 1894, A. rufivestis Marseul, 1879 is designated as type species of Trapezicomus Pic, 1894 and Notoxus bimaculatus Illiger, 1801 is designated as type species of Laticomus Pic, 1894.

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