Onthophagus rugulosus Harold, 1886 (Coleoptera, SCARABAEIDAE): proposed conservation of the specific name

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:Krell, F-T
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:28
Date Published:03/2010
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Coleoptera, dung beetles, East Asia, Elytridium, Miocene, Nomenclature, Onthophagus, Onthophagus rugulosus, SCARABAEIDAE, Spitsbergen

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to
conserve the specific name of the dung beetle Onthophagus rugulosus Harold, 1886
(Coleoptera: SCARABAEIDAE), a widespread species from East Asia, by suppressing the
senior secondary homonym Elytridium rugulosum Heer, 1870, a fragmentary fossil
from the Miocene of Spitsbergen, Norway, that was transferred to Onthophagus in
1977. A replacement name, O. spitsbergeniensis nom. nov., is proposed for the
dubious fossil species.

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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