|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2007|
|Authors:||I. M. Kerzhner|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Case|
|Keywords:||COREIDAE, Coreus hystrix, Heteroptera, Insecta, Nomenclature, Phyllomorpha, Phyllomorpha laciniata, taxonomy|
The purpose of this application, under Articles 33.3.1 and 70.2 of the Code, is to conserve the commonly used but incorrect spelling of the generic name Phyllomorpha Laporte, 1833 and the current usage of the name. Phyllomorphus was selected by the first reviser as the correct original spelling, but has been used only in the 19th century. The type species of Phyllomorpha is Cimex paradoxus Sparrman, 1777. The designation of Cimex paradoxus as the type species by Westwood (1840) has never been adopted, and Cimex paradoxus currently belongs to a different genus. In current usage Coreus hystrix Latreille, 1817, a junior subjective synonym of Phyllomorpha laciniata (Villers, 1789), has universally been accepted as the type species of Phyllomorpha. It is proposed that the spelling Phyllomorpha is conserved and Coreus hystrix Latreille, 1817 is designated as the type species of Phyllomorpha.
Phyllomorpha Laporte, 1833 (Insecta, Heteroptera): proposed conservation of spelling and existing usage