International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3237


Case 3237: The published Case Leucopelaea albescens Bates, 1891 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed validation of the lectotype designation

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors: Smith, A.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:97
Date Published:06/2002
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Coleoptera, scarabaeidae: Leucopelaea, Leucopelaea albescens, Platycoelia lutescens, scarab beetle, Andes Mountains, South America

The purpose of this application is to validate the lectotype designation of Leucopelaea albescens Bates, 1891 under Article 86.1.2 of the Code. The nominal species has very recently been considered a junior synonym of Platycoelia lutescens Blanchard, 1851, the name for a scarab beetle (family Scarabaeidae) from the Andes in Ecuador, Peru and southern Colombia. The lectotype designation was made under the provisions of the third (1985) edition of the Code in a paper that was accepted for publication in November 1999. However, the paper was not published until May 2000, after the fourth (1999) edition of the Code had come into operation. The lectotype designation was made without an express statement of its taxonomic purpose and is invalid under Article 74.7.3 of the fourth edition of the Code.

Full Text:

Case noticed in BZN 59(2): 70;

Case published in BZN 59(2): 97–98

Case closed in BZN 73 (2–4): 179.

Following correspondence with the author, it has been determined that the lectotype designation is valid under the changes to Article 74.7.3 in Declaration 44 (see BZN 60 (4): 263)

Case 3237


Taxonomic Group(s):
Coleoptera, Insecta

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Status of Case:
Resolved (Case Closed)

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