International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3768


Case 3768: Hybosorus illigeri Reiche, 1853 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation by giving it precedence over Hybosorus pinguis Westwood, 1845, Hybosorus roei Westwood, 1845 and Hybosorus carolinus LeConte, 1847

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors: Ballerio, A., Krell, F., Bezděk, A., Frolov, A., Huchet, J., Keith, D., López-Colón, J. I., Matthews, E., Ocampo, F., Rey, A., Vaz-de-Mello, F. Z.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:152
Date Published:09/2018
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Coleoptera, HYBOSORIDAE, Hybosorus illigeri, Hybosorus roei, Hybosorus carolinus

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used specific name Hybosorus illigeri Reiche, 1853 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea, Hybosoridae), a globally widespread and common scarab beetle. The name is threatened by the very rarely used senior subjective synonyms Hybosorus pinguis Westwood, 1845, Hybosorus roei Westwood, 1845, and Hybosorus carolinus LeConte, 1847. Precedence of the name Hybosorus illigeri is proposed to maintain stability of nomenclature.

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Case 3768


Taxonomic Group(s):
Coleoptera, Insecta

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