Graminofolium Nickle, 2007

Chamorro-Rengifo, Juliana & Braun, Holger, 2010, The Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera) described by Salvador de Toledo Piza Jr. and deposited in the collection of the University of São Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura " Luiz de Queiroz ", Braz, Zootaxa 2635, pp. 41-66: 51

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.198409

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Graminofolium Nickle, 2007
status

 

Graminofolium Nickle, 2007 

Machaira Piza, 1958  , primary homonym of Machaira Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1890 

Amazonicesa Koçak & Kemal 2010  syn. nov., unnecessary replacement name

Graminofolium amazonensis (Piza, 1958)  comb. nov.

Machaira amazonensis Piza, 1958  shares various characters with two Peruvian species for which Nickle (2007) erected the genus Graminofolium  , and most probably belongs to the same genus. We arrived at this conclusion after comparing Nickle’s diagnosis of Graminofolium  with the description and the specimens of Piza. However, the older name Machaira  (the Greek word for a large bladed weapon, obviously for the conspicuous ovipositor which exceeds the body in length) is a junior homonym of a genus name in Diptera, as lepidopterists at the Centre for Entomological Studies Ankara ( CESAAbout CESA) recently discovered during their ongoing work of systematically searching for homonyms among insect names. Since the junior synonym Graminofolium  is available as substitute name, the name Amazonicesa  is unnecessary (and it is slightly inappropriate to name katydids from the Brazilian Amazon after an entirely unrelated Turkish institution). While Machaira  was described as belonging to the tribe Agraeciini  , this placement is uncertain, since it also shows characters of Copiphorini  . Nickle did not resolve the tribal relationship but mentioned the need of further studies.

CESA

Centre for Entomological Studies Ankara

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tettigoniidae

Loc

Graminofolium Nickle, 2007

Chamorro-Rengifo, Juliana & Braun, Holger 2010

2010
Loc

Amazonicesa Koçak & Kemal 2010

Kocak & Kemal 2010

2010
Loc

Graminofolium amazonensis

Piza 1958

1958
Loc

Machaira amazonensis

Piza 1958

1958