Case 3670: Chilicola vicugna Toro & Moldenke, 1979 (Insecta, Hymenoptera, COLLETIDAE): proposed replacement of the holotype by a neotype

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:S. K. Monckton
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:234
Date Published:12/2014
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Atacama desert, Chile, Chilicola, Chilicola vicugna, COLLETIDAE, Heteroediscelis, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Nomenclature, stem-nesting bee, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 75.5 of the Code, is to replace the damaged holotype of Chilicola vicugna Toro & Moldenke, 1979, which is missing its head, with a neotype. Chilicola vicugna is a small, solitary, stem-nesting bee occurring in north-central Chile. Species identifications in the subgenus Chilicola (Heteroediscelis) rely to a large extent upon diagnostic characters found on the head, and thus it is essential that an intact name-bearing type be made available for future study.

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