Onthophagus sycophanta Fairmaire, 1887 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation of the specific name

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:F. - T. Krell
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:32
Date Published:03/2007
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:China, Coleoptera, dung beetles, Nomenclature, Onthophagus, Onthophagus sycophanta, SCARABAEIDAE, taxonomy, Vietnam

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name of the dung beetle Onthophagus sycophanta Fairmaire, 1887 from China and Vietnam. This name is a junior primary homonym of the forgotten name Onthophagus sycophanta Mulsant, 1842 from Europe (Coleoptera, SCARABAEIDAE). O. sycophanta Fairmaire, 1887 has been in regular use since its description whereas O. sycophanta Mulsant, 1842 has never been used after its description. It is proposed to conserve the name O. sycophanta Fairmaire, 1887 by suppression of the name O. sycophanta Mulsant, 1842.

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