Amara (Phyla), Motschulsky, 1844

Bousquet, Yves, 2012, Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico, ZooKeys 245, pp. 1-1722: 433

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scientific name

Amara (Phyla)
status

 

Subgenus Phyla Motschulsky, 1844 

Phyla  Motschulsky, 1844: 238 (as Phayla  ). Type species: Bembidion obtusum  Audinet-Serville, 1821 designated by Netolitzky (1939: 10). Etymology. Uncertain, possibly from the Greek phylax (guard) or phyle (tribe, race), or even philia (love) since Motschulsky used the spelling Phila  later (Motschulsky 1850a: 14) [feminine]. Note. Motschulsky (1844) used two different original spellings for this name, Phayla  (page 238) and Phyla  (pages 260-263). Since he subsequently used the spelling Phyla  (e.g., Motschulsky 1869: 8), this spelling becomes the correct original spelling (ICZN 1999: Article 24.2.4). Phaula  used by Bedel (1879: 26, 34) is an incorrect subsequent spelling, not an unjustified emendation since there is no demonstrably intentional change (see ICZN 1999: Article 33.2).

Microcys  J.R. Sahlberg, 1908: 11. Type species: Microcys liliputanus  Sahlberg, 1908 by monotypy. Synonymy established by Müller (1918: 68). Etymology. From the Greek mikros (small) and the generic name Ocys  [masculine].

Diversity.

West Palaearctic Region, with nine species of which one is adventive in eastern North America.

Identification.

The species found in North America was covered in Lindroth’s (1963b: 258) monograph.

Taxonomic Note.

Maddison (2012: 561) noted that this taxon may be the sister-group of the remaining Bembidion  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Amara

Loc

Amara (Phyla)

Bousquet, Yves 2012
2012
Loc

Microcys

Sahlberg 1908
1908
Loc

Microcys liliputanus

Sahlberg 1908
1908
Loc

Phayla

Motschoulsky 1845
1845
Loc

Phayla

Motschoulsky 1845
1845