Case 3519 Eumolpus Weber, 1801, Chrysochus Chevrolat in Dejean, 1836 and Bromius Chevrolat in Dejean, 1836 (Insecta, Coleoptera, CHRYSOMELIDAE): proposed conservation of usage

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:Moseyko, AG, Sprecher-Uebersax, E, Löbl, I
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:67
Issue:3
Start Page:218
Pagination:218-224
Date Published:09/2010
Type of Article:Case
ISSN:0007-5167
Keywords:Bromius, Bromius obscurus, Chrysochus, Chrysochus asclepiadeus, Chrysomela praetiosa, CHRYSOMELIDAE, Coleoptera, EUMOLPINAE, Eumolpus, Eumolpus ignitus, leaf beetle, Nomenclature, taxonomy
Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Article 81 of the Code, is to conserve
the usage of the generic names Eumolpus Weber, 1801, Chrysochus Chevrolat in
Dejean, 1836 and Bromius Chevrolat in Dejean, 1836 by suppressing the name
Eumolpus Kugelann in Illiger, 1798. Eumolpus Kugelann in Illiger, 1798 in its original
usage included European species currently assigned to different genera, while in its
modern usage Eumolpus includes mostly Neotropical species and is almost universally
used in the sense of Weber (1801). It is proposed that the original usage of the
name Eumolpus by Kugelann in Illiger (1798) and all usages of the name before that
by Weber (1801) be suppressed. The name Eumolpus subsequently used by Weber
(1801) will then become a name in its own right taking Weber’s authorship thereby
maintaining stability and eliminating confusion caused by potential use of Eumolpus
Kugelann in Illiger, 1798.

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