International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3582


Case 3582: Scaris Le Peletier & Audinet-Serville, 1828 and Scarides (Scaridae) Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843 (Insecta, Hemiptera): proposed suppression to remove homonymy of the latter with Scaridi (currently Scaridae) Rafinesque, 1810 (Osteichthyes)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors: Nielson, M. W., Viraktamath, C. A., van der Laan, R.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:6
Date Published:05/2018
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Insecta, Hemiptera, GYPONINAE, Docalidia ferruginea, Darma, Gypona, Iassus, Iassus ferrugineus, misidentified type species, parrotfish, leafhoppers

The purpose of this application, under Articles 55.3.1 and 81 of the Code, is the suppression of the hemipteran insect genus-group name Scaris Le Peletier & Audinet- Serville, 1828 and family-group names based on it to remove the homonymy between the parrotfish family-group name Scaridi (currently Scaridae) Rafinesque, 1810 (type genus Scarus Forsskål, 1775) and the insect family-group name Scarides (Scaridae) Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843 (type genus Scaris Le Peletier & Audinet-Serville, 1828), and also to conserve the usage of the name Docalidia Nielson, 1979 for a large genus of Neotropical leafhoppers.

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Case 3582


Taxonomic Group(s):
Hemiptera, Insecta, Osteichthyes

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