Case 3656: Cerambyx striatus Goeze, 1777 (currently Asemum striatum) and Cerambyx striatus Fabricius, 1787 (currently Chydarteres striatus) (Insecta, Coleoptera, CERAMBYCIDAE): Proposed conservation of the specific names

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:Botero, JPablo, Cupello, M
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:122
Date Published:06/2015
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:ASEMINI, Asemum, Asemum striatum, CERAMBYCIDAE, CERAMBYCINAE, Cerambyx, Cerambyx striatus, Chydarteres, Chydarteres striatus, Coleoptera, Dorcadion, Dorcadion glicyrrhizae striatus, DORCADIONINI, EBURIINI, Insecta, LAMIINAE, longhorn beetles, Nearctic Region, Neotropical Region, Nomenclature, Palaearctic Region, SPONDYLIDINAE, Styliceps, Styliceps sericata, taxonomy, TRACHYDERINI

The purpose of this application, under articles 23.9.5 of the Code, is to conserve the specific names Cerambyx striatus Goeze, 1777 and Cerambyx striatus Fabricius, 1787. Although Cerambyx striatus Linnaeus, 1758, C. striatus Goeze, 1777, and C. striatus Fabricius, 1787 are primary homonyms, the first name was never congeneric with the other two because it was transferred to Callidium in 1775, two years before the description of the first junior primary homonym, and the others two species have not been considered congeneric since 1817, when Fabricius’ species was transferred to Trachyderes; finally, C. striatus Goeze was removed from Cerambyx and placed in Dorcadion in 1947. Currently, Cerambyx has no species with the specific name striatus and the three primary homonyms are in use in distinct generic combinations and are placed in different subfamilies of CERAMBYCIDAE. Our scientific knowledge demonstrates that these species could never be congeneric, therefore it is proposed that the names Cerambyx striatus Goeze, 1777 and C. striatus Fabricius, 1787 be conserved by ruling that they are not invalid by reason of being primary junior homonyms of C. striatus Linnaeus, 1758

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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