New names for the preoccupied specific and subspecific epithets ın the genus Pheidole Westwood, 1839 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Abstract : According to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN, 1999), Pheidole longipes (Smith, 1857); Pheidole longiscapa Zhou & Zheng, 1999; Pheidole pallidula inermis Stitz, 1917 and Pheidole pallidula tristis Forel, 1907 are not correct because the specific or subspecific epithets are illegitimate. The author request the replacement names of the specific and subspecific epithets longipes Smith, 1857; longiscapa Zhou & Zheng, 1999; inermis Stitz, 1917 and tristis Forel, 1907 and he suggest singaporensis nom. nov., neolongiscapa nom. nov., selenia nom. nov. and tasdelenia nom. nov. resppectively. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species and subspecies: Pheidole singaporensis nom. nov. pro Pheidole longipes (Smith, 1857) syn. n., Pheidole neolongiscapa nom. nov. pro Pheidole longiscapa Zhou & Zheng, 1999 syn. n., Pheidole pallidula selenia nom. nov. pro Pheidole pallidula inermis Stitz, 1917 syn. n. and Pheidole pallidula tasdelenia nom. nov. pro Pheidole pallidula tristis Forel, 1907 syn. n..
Keyword : Nomenclatural change, homonymy, replacement name, Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Pheidole
Author(s) : , H. Özdikmen
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