Catalogue of genus-group names in alleculinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).

Bousquet, Y., Bouchard, P., and Campbell, J.M. (2015). "Catalogue of genus-group names in alleculinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).", Coleopterists Bulletin, 69(mo4), pp. 131-151. doi : 10.1649/0010-065X-69.mo4.131  Access to full text

Abstract

Herein we provide a nomenclatural review of the world Alleculinae genus-group names. Author, year of publication, type species, and type fixation are included for each name. Five fossil genera as well as 188 extant genera and 41 subgenera are considered valid. The following new replacement names are proposed: Borchmannius Bousquet and Bouchard for Glyptothorax Borchmann, 1937; Piccula Bousquet and Bouchard for Gerardia Pic, 1954. The type species of the following genus-group names are designated: Erxias Champion, 1888 (Erxias bicolor Champion, 1888), Lobopoda Solier, 1835 (Lobopoda striata Solier, 1835), Menes Champion, 1888 (Menes meridanus Champion, 1888), Plesia Klug, 1833 (Plesia melanura Klug, 1833) and Pleuromophlus Reitter, 1906 (Omophlus baudueri Baudi, 1877). The following new synonymies are introduced: Paromophlus Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1983 (with Phibalus Gistel, 1856); Pleuromophlus Reitter, 1906 (with Odontomophlus Seidlitz, 1896). Lepturidea Fauvel, 1862 is considered the valid name for Aethyssius Pascoe, 1863. Three remaining nomenclatural problems (cf. Otys Champion, Prostenus Klug, and Odontomophlus Seidlitz) will require applications to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature to promote stability.

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