International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3760


Case 3760: Chrysomela tenebricosa Fabricius, 1775 (currently Timarcha tenebricosa; Insecta, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae): proposed precedence of the specific name over Tenebrio laevigatus Linnaeus, 1767

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors: Vela, J. M., , Daccordi, M.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:146
Date Published:09/2018
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Coleoptera, CHRYSOMELIDAE, Timarcha tenebricosa, Timarcha laevigata, leaf beetles, Europe
Abstract:The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name Chrysomela tenebricosa Fabricius, 1775 for a common and widespread species of European bloody-nosed beetle in the genus Timarcha (Chrysomelidae) by giving it precedence over the misinterpreted and unused senior synonym Tenebrio laevigatus Linnaeus, 1767.

Case 3760


Taxonomic Group(s):
Coleoptera, Insecta

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