BZN Volume 58, Part 2, 29 June
Abstracts of the
Applications published on 29 June 2001 in Volume 58, Part 2 of the
Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Comment or advice on any of
these Applications is invited for publication (subject to editing) in
the Bulletin and should be sent to the Executive Secretary,
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, c/o The Natural
History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, U.K. (e-mail: email@example.com).
Case 3154 (see Opinion
splendidulus Stenius, 1952 (currently Nephus (Sidis)
splendidulus; Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed retention of the
neotype as the name-bearing type despite rediscovery of the
Bayerwaldstrasse 26, D-94161 Ruderting, Germany
Zoological Museum, P.O. Box 17, FIN-00014 Helsinki,
purpose of this application is to retain as the name-bearing type the
neotype designated by Fürsch (1965) of the Mediterranean coccinellid
beetle Nephus (Sidis) splendidulus (Stenius, 1952) despite the
rediscovery of the holotype. The holotype is damaged and, unlike the
neotype, does not show the aedeagal characters necessary to distinguish
the species from its close relatives.
Nomenclature; taxonomy; Coleoptera; COCCINELLIDAE; Nephus; Nephus
(Sidis) splendidulus; ladybird beetles.