OPINION 2099 (Case 3254)
Aphodius niger Illiger, 1798 (Insecta, Coleoptera): specific name conserved
Abstract. The Commission has ruled that the specific name of Aphodius niger Illiger, 1798 is conserved for a widely distributed and endangered species of European dung beetle by the suppression of the senior secondary homonym Aphodius niger (Panzer, 1797).
Keywords. Nomenclature; taxonomy; Coleoptera; SCARABAEIDAE; Aphodius; Aphodius niger; dung beetle; endangered species; British Red Data Book; U.K. Biodiversity Action Plan; Europe.