NOMIIDAE Gozis, 1875 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed emendation of spelling to NOMIUSIDAE to remove homonymy with NOMIINAE Robertson, 1904 (Insecta, Hymenoptera)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:M. S. Engel, Bouchard P.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nonclamenture
Start Page:30
Date Published:03/2009
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Afrotropical, Asia, Australia, CARABIDAE, Coleoptera, ground beetles, Hymenoptera, Morio pygmaeus, Nearctic, Nomenclature, Nomia, Nomia curvipes, NOMIINAE, Nomius, Nomius graecus, NOMIUSIDAE, Palaearctic, Regions, sweat bee, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Articles 29 and 55.3, is to emend the family-group name NOMIIDAE Gozis, 1875 (Insecta, Coleoptera), a senior homonym of NOMIINAE Robertson, 1904 (Insecta, Hymenoptera), long-considered a synonym of PSYDRINA LeConte, 1853, thereby removing the homonymy between the two names. It is proposed that the stem of the generic name Nomius Laporte, 1835, on which the beetle family-group name is based, be emended to give NOMIUSIDAE, while leaving the bee family-group name (based on Nomia Latreille, 1804) unaltered.

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