Epexochus consobrinus ( Ter-Minasyan, 1972 )

Meregalli, Massimo, 2017, Taxonomic and nomenclatural acts formalizing the classification provided in the world catalogue of the Cleonini (Curculionidae: Lixinae), Zootaxa 4323 (3), pp. 445-450: 447

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4323.3.13

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1A2Aabb3-9Bda-484D-8A19-A1Ffd7647D6A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/63015738-FF83-4D1E-FF0D-A80B3A7BFF6B

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scientific name

Epexochus consobrinus ( Ter-Minasyan, 1972 )
status

syn. n.

Epexochus mongolicus Meregalli & Talamelli, 2009   objective synonym of

Epexochus consobrinus ( Ter-Minasyan, 1972)   syn. n.

Remarks. Ter-Minasyan (1972) used the name Leucochromus consobrinus Faust, 1904   for a specimen from Mongolia, that nevertheless she described and labeled as “ holotype ” of L. consobrinus Faust. Faust (1904)   had used the name Leucochromus lehmanni var. consobrinus   for specimens from Aulie Ata, in Kazakhstan, sympatric with the type form but characterized by the lighter colour ( Faust 1904: 191–192). The name is therefore infrasubspecific. Faust indeed had combined Cleonus lehmanni Ménétriés, 1849   and its variety consobrinus   twice, once in Leucochromus   and the second time in Epilectus   (= Epexochus   ) ( Faust 1904: 208). During the preparation of his monograph he probably recognized that the species does not belong to Leucochromus   , and recombined it in Epilectus   , without deleting the entry in Leucochromus   . The editor of the Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, who managed the publication of Faust’s work after his death, did not notice the double appearance of these names. In the catalogue of the species ( Faust 1904: 265) lehmanni   and its variety are only listed in Epilectus   . Meregalli & Talamelli (2009) erroneously considered Ter-Minasyan (1972) to have made Faust’s name available for the population from Aulie Ata, according to Art. 45.6.4.1, and used Ter- Minasyan’s specimen from Mongolia as the holotype of E. mongolicus Meregalli & Talamelli, 2009   . Indeed, according to Art. 45.5.1, Ter-Minasyan had validly, though inadvertently, described a new species as Leucochromus consobrinus Ter-Minasyan, 1972   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Curculionidae

Genus

Epexochus

Loc

Epexochus consobrinus ( Ter-Minasyan, 1972 )

Meregalli, Massimo 2017
2017
Loc

Epexochus mongolicus

Meregalli & Talamelli 2009
2009