Melolonthinae

Smetana, Aleš & Smith, Andrew B. T., 2006, Type species designations and other nomenclatural notes on Palaearctic Melolonthinae and Cetoniinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Scarabaeidae), Zootaxa 1220 (1), pp. 47-53: 50-51

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1220.1.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CEEBB02B-E552-4BCA-A7E3-E72E93C30300

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2036964F-1558-FFFC-2212-5A6A90B65788

treatment provided by

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scientific name

Melolonthinae
status

 

Melolonthinae   : Rhizotrogini

Pseudosymmachia Dalla Torre, 1913   . Fairmaire (1887a: 107) established the new genus Metabolus   for Metabolus tumidifrons Fairmaire, 1887   , which is the type species of Metabolus   by monotypy. Later in the same year, Fairmaire (1887b: 316) included another species; Metabolus impressifrons Fairmaire, 1887   ; in the genus. Metabolus Fairmaire   is a junior homonym of Metabolus Bonaparte, 1854   ( Aves  ). Paulsen and Smith (2003: 254) established Ablotemus   as a replacement name for Metabolus Fairmaire.  

Brenske (1892: 151) established the genus Symmachia   for Symmachia chinensis 

Brenske, 1892, which is the type species of Symmachia   by monotypy. Symmachia   is a junior homonym of Symmachia Hübner, 1819   and Symmachia Sodovsky, 1837   (both Lepidoptera   ). Dalla Torre (1913: 224) replaced Symmachia Brenske, 1892   with Pseudosymmachia   , with Symmachia chinensis Brenske, 1892   automatically becoming the type species. Moser (1915: 148) synonymized Symmachia chinensis   with Metabolus impressifrons   .

Since Pseudosymmachia impressifrons   and P. tumidifrons   are considered to be cogeneric, Pseudosymmachia   is the valid name of the genus with Metabolus Fairmaire, 1887   , Symmachia Brenske, 1892   , and Ablotemus Paulsen & Smith, 2003   as invalid synonyms.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Melolonthinae

Loc

Melolonthinae

Smetana, Aleš & Smith, Andrew B. T. 2006
2006
Loc

Ablotemus

Paulsen & Smith 2003
2003
Loc

Ablotemus

Paulsen & Smith 2003
2003
Loc

Pseudosymmachia

Dalla Torre 1913
1913
Loc

Pseudosymmachia

Dalla Torre 1913
1913
Loc

Symmachia

Brenske 1892
1892
Loc

Metabolus tumidifrons

Fairmaire 1887
1887
Loc

Metabolus impressifrons

Fairmaire 1887
1887
Loc

P. tumidifrons

Fairmaire 1887
1887
Loc

Metabolus

Fairmaire 1887
1887
Loc

Metabolus

Bonaparte 1854
1854
Loc

Symmachia

Hubner 1819
1819
Loc

Aves

Linnaeus 1758
1758