Carabus (Archaeocarabus) Semenov, 1898 vs. Archaeocarabus M’Coy, 1849: The need for a substitute name (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Abstract :

According to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN, 1999), Carabus (Archaeocarabus) Semenov, 1898 is not correct. Because the subgeneric epithet is illegitimate as being a junior homonym of Archaeocarabus M’Coy, 1849. Therefore, the author propose a substitute name for Carabus (Archaeocarabus) Semenov, 1898 as Carabus (Acoptopterus) Lapouge, 1927. A list is given for all taxa of this subgenus in the present text. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the taxa currently included in this subgenus. Known distributions of all taxa are also presented hereby with a checklist of known taxa in this subgenus.

Keyword :

Nomenclatural changes, homonymy, replacement name, Coleoptera, Carabidae, Carabus, Archaeocarabus, Acoptopterus

Author(s) : Özdikmen, H.
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Published Issue : 2010 Vol. 5 Number 2

2010 Vol. 5 Number 2