Fidia Baly, 1863 and Lypesthes Baly, 1863 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation of usage

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:M. S. Strother, Bayless, V. M. , Staines, C. L.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:35
Date Published:03/2007
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:CHRYSOMELIDAE, Coleoptera, EUMOLPINAE, Fidia, Fidia lurida, leaf beetles, Lypesthes, Lypesthes atra, Nomenclature, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.3, 67.11 and 81.2.1 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the generic names Fidia Baly, 1863 and Lypesthes Baly, 1863 for leaf beetle genera by suppressing the name Fidia Motschulsky, 1860 (senior homonym of Fidia Baly, 1863 and senior synonym of Lypesthes Baly, 1863). Conservation would confer the greatest stability in the naming of these chrysomelid taxa.

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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