New replacement names for three preoccupied Ladybird genera (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Abstract :

Three junior homonyms were detected amongst the Coccinellidae and the following replacement names are proposed: Semra nom. nov. for Cinachyra Gorham, 1899 (Ortaliinae), Meltema nom. nov. for Corystes Mulsant, 1850 (Scymninae) and Nurettinus for Discoceras Sicard, 1909 (Coccidulinae). Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the type species currently included in these genera: Semra picta (Gorham, 1899) comb. nov. from Cinachyra Gorham, 1899, Meltema hypocrita (Mulsant, 1850) comb. nov. and Meltema cavifrons (Weise, 1903) comb. nov. from Corystes Mulsant, 1850 and Nurettinus fulvivestis (Sicard, 1909) comb. nov. from Discoceras Sicard, 1909.

Keyword :

Semra, Meltema, Cinachyra, Corystes, homonymy, replacement names, Coccinellidae, Coleoptera

Author(s) : Özdikmen, H.
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Published Issue : 2007 Vol. 2 Number 1

2007 Vol. 2 Number 1