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BZN Volume 58, Part 2, 29 June 2001

Abstracts of Cases

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:


Case 3154 (see Opinion 2010)

Scymnus splendidulus Stenius, 1952 (currently Nephus (Sidis) splendidulus; Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed retention of the neotype as the name-bearing type despite rediscovery of the holotype

Helmut Fürsch
Bayerwaldstrasse 26, D-94161 Ruderting, Germany

Hans Silfverberg
Zoological Museum, P.O. Box 17, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland

Abstract. The 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.

Keywords. Nomenclature; taxonomy; Coleoptera; COCCINELLIDAE; Nephus; Nephus (Sidis) splendidulus; ladybird beetles.


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