Case 3578: Copromyza fenestralis Fallén, 1820 (currently Pteremis fenestralis; Insecta, Diptera, SPHAEROCERIDAE): proposed conservation of usage by suppression of syntypes and designation of neotype

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:Rohácek, J
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:101
Date Published:06/2012
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Copromyza, Copromyza fenestralis, Diptera, neotype designation, Nomenclature, SPHAEROCERIDAE, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 75.6 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name of the widespread West Palaearctic saprophagous fly Pteremis fenestralis (Fallén, 1820) (SPHAEROCERIDAE) in its current usage. A revision of all extant syntypes revealed that they belong to five or six species of four different genera of SPHAEROCERIDAE, none of which is identical with Pteremis fenestralis as currently understood. It is proposed that this series of syntypes should be set aside and a male specimen from Sweden, which corresponds to the current usage of the name, be designated as neotype.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith