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Case 3832 - Cryphalus saltuarius Weise, 1891 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae): proposed conservation of the specific name by reversal of precedence with Bostrichus asperatus Gyllenhal, 1813 (currently Cryphalus asperatus)

Justesen, Mathias Just; Lindelöw, Åke; Pape, Thomas; Knizek, Milos


The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the  usage of Cryphalus saltuarius Weise, 1891 by reversing precedence with its subjective senior synonym Bostrichus asperatus Gyllenhal, 1813. Cryphalus saltuarius Weise, 1891 has been in consistent usage for more than 100 years. Accepting priority would create  unnecessary confusion because Cryphalus asperatus (Gyllenhal) has a confused taxonomic history and little prior use as a valid name. Cryphalus abietis Ratzeburg, 1837 is removed from synonymy with Bostrichus asperatus Gyllenhal, 1813 and resurrected as valid, and Bostrichus asperatus Gyllenhal, 1813 is proposed as a senior synonym of Cryphalus saltuarius Weise, 1891, syn. n., and C. scriba Gozis, 1886, syn. n.


Nomenclature; taxonomy; Insecta; Coleoptera; Curculionidae; Cryphalus; saltuarius; abietis; asperatus; Palearctic

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Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
2023, Volym: 80, nummer: 1, sidor: 25-30

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