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Title: Several nomenclatural clarifications on genus-group names in the Aphididae (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha))

item Nieto Nafria, Juan
item Colin, Favret
item Akimoto, Shin-ichi
item Barbagallo, Sebastiano
item Chakrabarti, Samiran
item Mier Durante, M.
item Miller, Gary
item Perez Hidalgo, N.
item Qiao, Ge-xia
item Sano, Masakazu
item Stekolshchikov, Andrey
item Wegierek, Piotr

Submitted to: Redia Journal of Zoology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/12/2010
Publication Date: 2/9/2010
Citation: Nieto Nafria, J.M., Colin, F., Akimoto, S., Barbagallo, S., Chakrabarti, S., Mier Durante, M.P., Miller, G.L., Perez Hidalgo, N., Qiao, G., Sano, M., Stekolshchikov, A.V., Wegierek, P. 2010. Several nomenclatural clarifications on genus-group names in the Aphididae (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha). Redia Journal of Zoology. 92:119-123.

Interpretive Summary: Billions of dollars of annual crop losses result from aphid feeding damage and their ability to transmit plant diseases. Before any control program commences, proper identification and classification is critical. This paper clarifies the status of numerous genus-group aphid scientific names which have been a problem in the literature worldwide. The results will be used by Federal quarantine specialists, state entomologists, extension personnel, and scientists.

Technical Abstract: The aphidologists attending the Eighth International Symposium on Aphids, held in Fremantle (Western Australia, 2005), charged us with the preparation of a Part of the List of Available Names in Zoology devoted to the aphid genus-group names. Our work was greatly facilitated by reference to the lists and catalogs of Kirkaldy, Baker, Börner & Schilder, and especially those of Eastop & Hille Ris Lambers (The Survey) and Remaudière & Remaudière (The Catalogue). Despite the well-known completeness and quality of these works, in the course of our research we encountered a few minor mistakes as well as errors with implications for nomenclatural stability. Referencing the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, Fourth Edition (The Code), we here correct errors of nomenclatural importance for 91 genus-group names as they appeared in the last catalogs of the 20th Century, namely the Survey and the Catalog. 1) Seven names were never actually published (Code articles 8.1.1. and 9.9). 2) Forty-four were published in a suppressed work and are therefore unavailable (Code articles 8.7.1 and 11.1). 3) One is unavailable because it was not adopted by the first reviser (Code articles 32.2 and 4). 4) One is unavailable because its subsequent spelling, attributed to the original author and date, is in prevalent usage (Code article 33.3.1). 5) Two are unavailable because they were established in synonymy (Code article 11.5). 6) Eleven are unavailable because they were created after 1930 and without description (Code article 13.1) 7) Six are unavailable because they were created after 1930 and without type species (Code article 13.3). 8) One available name was omitted from the catalogs of the 20th Century. 9) Fourteen listed as unavailable in the catalogs conform to all the conditions of the Code (Chapter 4) and are therefore available. We also clarify the type species of eleven genera listed in the Survey and Catalog.

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