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Family-group names for earwigs (Dermaptera) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3567

Show simple item record Engel, Michael S. en_US Haas, Fabian. en_US 2007-05-24T17:22:43Z 2007-05-24T17:22:43Z 2007 en_US
dc.description 20 p. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-19). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Family-group names for all taxa of earwigs (living and extinct) are listed with dates and sources indicated; in total 85 entries are recorded along with a single entry of dubious taxonomic identity (i.e., Ocelliidae, nomen dubium, a name apparently applied to a fossil earwig nymph of uncertain status and identity). This survey revealed two instances in which currently accepted names must be changed owing to priority by an older name: Platylabiinae and Cosmiellinae must be replaced by Palicinae and Skendylinae, respectively, as the family-group names remain valid despite synonymy of their type genera. The type genus of Verhoeff�s Gonolabididae (as Gonolabidae) is Gonolabis, not Gonolabina (which is the type genus of Gonolabininae, Gonolabiinae auctorum) as asserted by various authors. In addition, the generally asserted authorship and dates of numerous names are found to be incorrect and are therefore revised herein. Most notably, the name Carcinophorinae as used by Hincks was a nomen nudum and therefore unavailable (the name was first made available by Popham). The widely employed spellings (all incorrectly formed) of Anataelinae, Challinae, Protolabinae, Anophthalmolabiinae, Titanolabinae, Gonolabinae, Brachylabinae, Isolabinae, Antisolabinae, Parisolabinae, Chaetospanini, Irdexinae, Eudohrninae, Rudraxinae, Gonolabinae, Rhyacolabinae, and Kinellinae are corrected to Anataeliinae, Challiinae, Protolabidinae (= Echinosomatinae), Anophthalmolabidinae, Titanolabidinae, Gonolabidinae (= Anisolabidinae), Brachylabidinae, Isolabidinae, Antisolabidinae, Parisolabidinae, Chaetospaniini, Irdicinae (= Spongophorinae), Eudohrniinae (= Neolobophorinae), Rudracinae, Gonolabininae, Rhyacolabidinae (= Ancistrogastrinae), and Kinesinae, respectively. The following nomenclatural changes are proposed: Acrania, reinstated as genus; Epicranopygia, new synonym of Acrania; Acrania angulata, new combination; A. constricta, new combination; A. eximia, reinstated combination; A. fletcheri, new combination; A. picta, reinstated combination; A. triangulata, new combination; A. vittipennis, new combination; Pyge, reinstated as genus; Paracranopygia, new synonym of Pyge; Pyge assamensis, new combination; P. bakeri, new combination; P. burmensis, new combination; P. comata, new combination; P. formosa, new combination; P. maculipes, new combination; P. meghalayana, new combination; P. modesta, reinstated combination; P. pallidipennis, new combination; P. proxima, new combination; P. semenovi, new combination; P. siamensis, new combination; P. similis, new combination; P. tonkinensis, new combination; P. variegata, new combination; P. vicina, new combination; Paradiplatys, reinstated as genus; Lobodiplatys, Heterodiplatys, and Epidiplatys, reduced to subgenera of Paradiplatys (and their included species reinstated in combination with Paradiplatys); Paradiplatys (Lobodiplatys) coriaceus, reinstated combination; P. (Paradiplatys) conradti, reinstated combination; P. (P.) lamottei, reinstated combination; P. (P.) pectinatus, reinstated combination; P. (P.) salvazae, reinstated combination; P. (P.) spinulosus, reinstated combination; P. (Heterodiplatys) bicolor, reinstated combination; P. (H.) bihamatus, reinstated combination; P. (H.) burri, reinstated combination; P. (H.) rotundicollis, reinstated combination; P. (H.) schoutedeni, reinstated combination; P. (Epidiplatys) gladiator, reinstated combination; Cretolabiinae, new subfamily (Anisolabididae); Paratitanolabis, new synonym of Titanolabis; Titanolabis bormansi, new combination; and Titanolabis myanmarensis, new name"--P. [1]-2. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3567 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3567, 2007 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Earwigs en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Earwigs en_US
dc.title Family-group names for earwigs (Dermaptera) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3567 en_US
dc.title.alternative Earwig families en_US
dc.type text en_US

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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