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Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF FLIES OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPORTANCE

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Cryptodacus Hendel, 1914 (Insecta: Diptera: TEPHRITIDAE): Proposed conservation by suppression of Cryptodacus Gundlach, 1862 (Reptilia: Serpentes: COLUBRIDAE)

Author
item Norrbom, Allen
item Mcdiarmid, R. - Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
item Chen, X. - Institute Of Zoology - China
item David, K. - Agricultural Research Institute Of India
item De Meyer, M. - Royal Belgian Institute Of Natural Sciences (IRSNB/KBIN)
item Freidberg, A. - Tel Aviv University
item Han, H. - Yonsei University
item Hancock, D. - Non Ars Employee
item Steck, G. - Florida Department Of Agriculture
item Thompson, F. - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
item White, I. - Non Ars Employee
item Zucchi, R. - Universidad De Sao Paulo

Submitted to: The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/7/2015
Publication Date: 9/30/2015
Citation: Norrbom, A.L., Mcdiarmid, R., Chen, X.L., David, K.J., De Meyer, M., Freidberg, A., Han, H.Y., Hancock, D.L., Steck, G.J., Thompson, F.C., White, I.M., Zucchi, R.A. 2015. Cryptodacus Hendel, 1914 (Insecta: Diptera: TEPHRITIDAE): Proposed conservation by suppression of Cryptodacus Gundlach, 1862 (Reptilia: Serpentes: COLUBRIDAE). The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 72:204-208.

Interpretive Summary: The family of true fruit flies includes numerous major agricultural pests throughout the world. To effectively communicate about them, each species and genus must have a single valid name. This application seeks to resolve a problem due to the fact that the same name has been used for a group of flies and for a group of snakes. It will reduce confusion and avoid further changes in names. Such action will be beneficial to other scientists studying the ecology, biology or control of these flies.

Technical Abstract: The purpose of this application under Articles 78.1, 80.2.2, and 81.2.1 is to conserve current usage of the well-established genus-group name Cryptodacus Hendel, 1914 for a genus of Neotropical fruit flies by suppression of the earlier name Cryptodacus Gundlach, 1862, currently a junior synonym of Arrhyton Günther, 1858, a genus of snakes, under the plenary power of the Commission, in the interest of nomenclatural stability.