Themus (s.str.) scutulatus Wittmer, 1983

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

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

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scientific name

Themus (s.str.) scutulatus Wittmer, 1983
status

 

Themus (s.str.) scutulatus Wittmer, 1983 

Themus rufoscutus  Pic 1926a: 35. [Secondary homonym, preoccupied by Themus rufoscutus  (Pic, 1922), originally described in Cantharis  .]

Themus  (s.str.) scutulatus Wittmer 1983a: 208. [Replacement name for Themus rufoscutus  Pic, 1926, nec Pic 1922.]

Themus  (s.str.) hmong Kazantsev 2007: 54. [Replacement name for Themus rufoscutus  Pic, 1926, nec Pic 1921 [1922].] syn. n.

Distribution.

Vietnam.

Remarks.

This species was originally described as Themus rufoscutus  Pic, 1926 (located in Vietnam), which became a junior secondary homonym of Themus rufoscutus  (Pic, 1922) (located in Yunnan, China) since the taxonomic status of the latter was changed by Wittmer (1983a), so the former was replaced by Themus  (s.str.) scutulatus in the latter study. However, this nomenclature change was neglected by Kazantsev (2007), so that Themus rufoscutus  Pic, 1926 was replaced again by Themus  (s.str.) hmong. In the same work ( Kazantsev and Brancucci 2007), the distribution of this species was recorded occurring in both Vietnam and China (Yunnan). Obviously, Themus  (s.str.) hmong is a junior objective synonym of Themus  (s.str.) scutulatus (ICZN, 4th ed., article 72.7), which should be restricted to Vietnam and excluded from the Chinese fauna at the moment.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cantharidae

Genus

Themus