Lyperus Billberg, 1820a : 57

Bezděk, Jan & Biondi, Maurizio, 2018, On the generic names proposed in Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) by Gustaf Johan Billberg, Zootaxa 4422 (2), pp. 184-190: 186

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4422.2.2

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scientific name

Lyperus Billberg, 1820a : 57
status

 

Lyperus Billberg, 1820a: 57 

Names originally included:

1. flavipes  available name for Chrysomela flavipes Linnaeus, 1767  ; now Luperus flavipes (Linnaeus, 1767)  ; genus Luperus Geoffroy, 1762  ( Galerucinae  , Luperini  )

2. flavipes  var. b unavailable

3. rufipes  available name for Crioceris rufipes Fabricius, 1787  ; synonym Luperus saxonicus (Gmelin, 1790)  ; genus Luperus Geoffroy, 1762  ( Galerucinae  , Luperini  )

4. rufipes  var. b unavailable

Type species. Chrysomela flavipes Linnaeus, 1767  , by present designation.

Current status. Synonymized here with Luperus Geoffroy, 1762  .

Comments. The name Lyperus  was already proposed as unjustified emendation for Luperus  by Agassiz (1846) and thus the spelling “ Lyperus  ” can be found time to time in the entomological literature (e.g. Jakobson 1900, Peyerimhoff 1923). Also Bedel (1892) used the spelling “ Lyperus Müller  ” but this case evidently refers to a wrong transliteration of Latin “ Lvpervs ” in Müller (1764).

The genus name Lyperus Billberg, 1820  is completely forgotten. Both available names originally included by Billberg are now classified in the genus Luperus  (see above). As the type species was never designated we choose Chrysomela flavipes Linnaeus, 1767  and consequently Lyperus Billberg, 1820  is proposed a new synonym of Luperus Geoffroy, 1762  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Loc

Lyperus Billberg, 1820a : 57

Bezděk, Jan & Biondi, Maurizio 2018

2018
Loc

Lyperus

: 57