Taxonomic Swap 98799 (Guardado el 24/09/2021)

Añadido por vitalfranz el 24 de septiembre de 2021 | Comprometido por vitalfranz el 24 de septiembre de 2021
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The name majalis is a noun in apposition; thus it should not agree in gender with the generic name (ICZN, Art. 31)


Publicado por vitalfranz hace 9 meses (Marca)

Given that Razoumovsky's original description says "On a trouvé cet Insecte en quantité près de Lausanne cette année vers la fin de Mai & le commencement de Juin", doesn't it seem more likely that he meant this as an adjective referring to the month of May? Why would he have meant it as a noun meaning "castrated pig"?!

Just wondering!

Publicado por alec_mcclay hace 9 meses (Marca)

@vitalfranz - please change this back to Amphimallon majale ASAP! My understanding is the same as @alec_mcclay above - "majale" refers to the month of May and is NOT a noun in apposition. The common name for this and similar species often refer to the month of May as well - May Chafer, May Beetle, etc.

Publicado por abtsmith hace 9 meses (Marca)

After almost two weeks with no response it is time to correct this premature and potentially disruptive change in spelling. Amphimallon majale should be the correct spelling based on the neuter gender of the genus and the original description (see comments above about name derivation) and to reflect the consensus in recent catalogues and taxonomic work - e.g.:
Löbl, I. & Löbl, D. (Eds.) (2016) Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 3. Scarabaeoidea—Scirtoidea—Dascilloidea—Buprestoidea—Byrrhoidea. Revised and Updated Edition. Brill, Leiden, 983 pp.

I think a much more compelling justification is required to revert to the "majalis" spelling.

Publicado por abtsmith hace 9 meses (Marca)

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