OPINION 2344 (Case 3590): Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758, Dynastes MacLeay, 1819, SCARABAEINAE Latreille, 1802 and DYNASTINAE MacLeay, 1819 (Insecta, Coleoptera, SCARABAEOIDEA): usage conserved

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:ICZN,
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:71
Issue:4
Start Page:257
Pagination:257-258
Date Published:12/2014
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords:Coleoptera, dung rolling beetles, Dynastes, Dynastes hercules, DYNASTINAE, hercules beetles, Nomenclature, rhinoceros beetles, SCARABAEIDAE, Scarabaeus, taxonomy
Abstract:

The Commission has conserved under the plenary power the current usage of the widely used names Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758 for a dung rolling beetle genus, SCARABAEINAE Latreille, 1802 for the dung beetle subfamily, Dynastes MacLeay, 1819 for the Hercules beetle genus, and DYNASTINAE MacLeay, 1819, for the rhinoceros beetle subfamily by setting aside all types species fixations for Scarabaeus before Hope’s (1837) designation of Scarabaeus sacer Linnaeus, 1758.

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(1) Under the plenary power it is hereby ruled that all type species fixations for the nominal genus Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758 before that of Scarabaeus sacer Linnaeus, 1758 by Hope, 1837 are set aside.

(2) The following names are hereby placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology:

(a) Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758 (gender: masculine), type species Scarabaeus sacer Linnaeus, 1758, as ruled in (1) above;

(b) Dynastes MacLeay, 1819 (gender: masculine), type species Scarabaeus hercules Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation by Kirby (1825).

(3) The following names are hereby placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology:

(a) sacer Linnaeus, 1758, as published in the binomen Scarabaeus sacer (specific name of the type species of Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758);

(b) hercules Linnaeus, 1758, as published in the binomen Scarabaeus hercules (specific name of the type species of Dynastes MacLeay, 1819).

(4) The following names are hereby placed on the Official List of Family-Group Names in Zoology:

(a) SCARABAEIDAE Latreille, 1802, type genus Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758 (Insecta, Coleoptera);

(b) DYNASTIDAE MacLeay, 1819, type genus Dynastes MacLeay, 1819 (Insecta, Coleoptera).

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