Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: Case 3724 - Metochus abbreviatus Scott, 1874 (Insecta, Heteroptera): proposed precedence over Rhyparochromus erosus Walker, 1872 (currently Metochus erosus)
|REDEI, DAVID - Nankai University|
|KONDOROSY, ELOD - University Of Pannonia|
|ISHIKAWA, TADASHI - Kanazawa University|
|AUKEMA, BEREND - Leiden University|
|BRAILOVSKY, HARRY - Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico|
|CARAPEZZA, ATILIO - University Of Palermo Italy|
|DECKERT, JURGEN - Leibniz Institute|
|DELLAPE, PABLO - Universidad De La Plata|
|GAO, CUIQING - Nanjing Forestry University|
|JUNG, SUNGHOON - Applied Bio-Nomics Ltd|
|KMENT, PETR - National Museum Czech Republic|
|MALIPATIL, MALLIK - Department Of Environment And Climate Change|
|O'DONNELL, JANE - University Of Connecticut|
|SCUDDER, GEOFREY G. - University Of British Columbia|
|TOMOKUNI, MASAAKI - National Museum Of Nature And Science|
Submitted to: The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/24/2017
Publication Date: 5/15/2017
Citation: Redei, D., Kondorosy, E., Ishikawa, T., Aukema, B., Brailovsky, H., Carapezza, A., Deckert, J., Dellape, P., Gao, C., Henry, T.J., Jung, S., Kment, P., Malipatil, M., O'Donnell, J., Scudder, G.E., Tomokuni, M. 2017. Case 3724 - Metochus abbreviatus Scott, 1874 (Insecta, Heteroptera): proposed precedence over Rhyparochromus erosus Walker, 1872 (currently Metochus erosus). The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 74(5):22-27.
Interpretive Summary: Scientific names form a stable foundation for discussing the organisms of the world. Each species is given a unique Latinized genus and species name called a binomial that scientist use to communicate across the many different languages. Occasionally, the same organism is given more than one binomial name, which creates a synonym and confusion. Usually, the oldest name takes priority, except in cases where the older name has not been used for many years and a younger name has been commonly used and becomes well known in the literature. In this paper, a request to suppress an infrequently used older true bug name, first proposed in 1872, over a much more well-known name proposed in 1874, is being made to the Commission of Zoological Nomenclature. This action will help insure stablity in the name of the more recently described true bug. This action will be of interest to all scientists working with this group of plant-feeding insects.
Technical Abstract: The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used specific name Metochus abbreviatus Scott, 1874, for a species of rhyparochromid bugs from East Asia. The name is threatened by the senior subjective synonym Metochus erosus (Walker, 1872), which has been seldom used since its first publication. Therefore, precedence of the name Metochus abbreviatus Scott, 1874, is proposed.