Case 3684: Elasmostethus dorsalis Jakovlev, 1876 (currently Elasmucha dorsalis; Insecta, Heteroptera): proposed precedence over Acanthosoma vicinum Uhler, 1861 (currently Elasmucha vicina)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:J. - F. Tsai, Rédei, D. , Aukema, B. , Carapezza, A. , Carvajal, M. A. , Faúndez, E. I. , Jung, S. , Kanyukova, E. , Kment, P. , Kudo, S. -ichi, Liu, G. - Q. , Rider, D. A. , Vilímová, J. , Vinokurov, N. N. , Wang, X. - J. , Yamamoto, A.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:115
Date Published:06/2015
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:ACANTHOSOMATIDAE, East Asia, Elasmucha, Elasmucha dorsalis, Elasmucha vicina, Heteroptera, Nomenclature, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used specific name Elasmucha dorsalis (Jakovlev, 1876) for a species of subsocial acanthosomatid bug from East Asia. The name is threatened by the senior subjective synonym Elasmucha vicina (Uhler, 1861), which has seldom been used since its first publication. Therefore, precedence of the name Elasmucha dorsalis (Jakovlev, 1876) is proposed.

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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