Themus (s.str.) regalis (Gorham, 1889)

Yang, Yuxia, Kopetz, Andreas & Yang, Xingke, 2013, Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on the genera Themus Motschulsky and Lycocerus Gorham (Coleoptera, Cantharidae), ZooKeys 340, pp. 1-19: 1

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.340.5470

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scientific name

Themus (s.str.) regalis (Gorham, 1889)
status

nom. rest.

Themus (s.str.) regalis (Gorham, 1889)  nom. rest.

Telephorus regalis  Gorham 1889: 103. [Synonymized with Themus imperialis  (Gorham, 1889) by Wittmer 1983a: 215.]

Telephorus imperialis  Gorham 1889: 102, t. 10, fig. 8. [Primary homonym, preoccupied by Telephorus imperialis  Redtenbacher, 1867.]

Cantharis imperator  Pic 1906: 81. [Replacement name for Telephorus imperialis  Gorham, 1889, nec Redtenbacher 1867.]

Themus imperator  : Jacobson 1911: 675.

Themus regalis  : Jacobson 1911: 675.

Themus  (s.str.) imperialis: Wittmer 1983a: 215.

Distribution.

China, Vietnam.

Remarks.

Telephorus imperialis  Gorham, 1889 is a primary homonym and preoccupied by Telephorus imperialis  Redtenbacher, 1867, so the former is permanently invalid (ICZN, 4th ed., article 57.2) and should be replaced by the next oldest available name among its synonyms (ICZN, 4th ed., article 23.3.5), that is, Themus  (s.str.) regalis (Gorham, 1889) should be restated as the valid name for this species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cantharidae

Genus

Themus