Nomenclatural changes for five preoccupied scarab beetle genus group names (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

Abstract : Five junior homonyms were detected among the scarab beetle genera and the following replacement names are proposed: in Dynastinae: Carneoryctes nom. nov. for Cryptoryctes Carne, 1957; Carneodon nom. nov. for Neodon Carne, 1957; in Scarabaeinae: Amartinezus nom. nov. for Eurysternodes Martinez, 1988; in Rutelinae: Strigidia Burmeister, 1844 substitute name for Odontognathus Laporte, 1840 and in Melolonthinae: Lutfius nom. nov. for Colpomorpha Szito, 1994. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in these genera: Carneoryctes ater (Lea, 1917) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes brittoni (Carne, 1957) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes griseopilosus (Lea, 1917) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes minchami (Carne, 1981) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes montrosus (Blackburn, 1895) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes nigripennis (Lea, 1917) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes peterseni (Endrodi, 1967) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes pimbus (Carne, 1957) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes psilus (Carne, 1957) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes semiclavus (Lea, 1917) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes sulcatus (Arrow, 1914) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes tectus (Blackburn, 1892) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes tricornutus (Howden & Maly, 2005) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes trifidus (Blackburn, 1895) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes truncatus (Carne, 1957) comb. nov.; Carneoryctes wingarus (Carne, 1957) comb. nov.; Carneodon bidens (Blackburn, 1896) comb. nov.; Carneodon glauerti (Carne, 1957) comb. nov.; Carneodon intermedius (Blackburn, 1896) comb. nov.; Carneodon laevicollis (Macleay, 1873) comb. nov.; Carneodon laevipennis (Blackburn, 1896) comb. nov.; Carneodon laevis (Burmeister, 1847) comb. nov.; Carneodon meyricki (Blackburn, 1896) comb. nov.; Carneodon occidentalis (Macleay, 1888) comb. nov.; Carneodon pecuarius (Reiche, 1860) comb. nov.; Carneodon simplex (Carne, 1957) comb. nov., Amartinezus velutinus (Bates, 1887) comb. nov. and Lutfius parvus (Szito, 1994) comb. nov..
Keyword : nomenclatural changes, homonymy, replacement names, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae, Scarabaeinae, Rutelinae, Melolonthinae
Author(s) : , H. Özdikmen
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