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ICZN, “Opinion 2442: Cetonia marmorea Olivier, 1789 (currently Gymnetis marmorea; Coleoptera, Cetoniinae, Gymnetini): precedence granted over Scarabaeus pulcher Swederus, 1787”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 76, pp. , 2019.
The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has conserved the specific name of Cetonia marmorea Olivier, 1789 (currently Gymnetis marmorea) by giving it precedence over its senior subjective synonym Scarabaeus pulcher Swederus, 1787.
Brett C. Ratcliffe, “Case 3733: Cetonia marmorea Olivier, 1789 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini): proposed conservation by reversal of precedence with Scarabaeus pulcher Swederus, 1787”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 74, pp. , 2017.
The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used name Gymnetis marmorea (Olivier, 1789), a flower chafer (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) from Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, which is threatened by the unused senior subjective synonym Scarabaeus pulcher Swederus,....
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