Case 3694: Pomachilius variegatus Schwarz, 1904 (Insecta, Coleoptera, ELATERIDAE): proposed conservation of the specific name by suppression of the name Aeolus variegatus Curtis, 1839

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:Johnson, PJ
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:72
Issue:4
Start Page:268
Pagination:286-287
Date Published:12/2015
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Aeolus variegatus, click beetle, Coleoptera, ELATERIDAE, Neotropical, Nomenclature, Pomachilius subfasciatus, Pomachilius variegatus, taxonomy
Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.3 and 81 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name Pomachilius variegatus Schwarz, 1904 (Insecta, Coleoptera, ELATERIDAE) by suppression of the name Aeolus variegatus Curtis, 1839 a senior secondary homonym, and a subjective junior synonym of Pomachilius subfasciatus (Germar, 1824). Stability of taxonomy and nomenclature would best be served by suppressing the senior homonym.

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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