The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the family-group names athetini Casey, 1910 and geostibina Seevers, 1978 for a group of rove beetles. The names are threatened by a little used senior synonym callicerini Jakobson, 1908. The name athetini Casey, 1910 has become widely accepted and is in prevailing usage. The names callicerini Jakobson, 1908 (Insecta, Coleoptera) and callicerini Rondani, 1845 (Insecta, Diptera) are homonyms resulting from similarity of the names of their type genera, Callicerus Gravenhorst, 1802 and Callicera Panzer, 1809, respectively. This homonymy should be removed as required by Article 55.3.1 of the Code. It is proposed that the name callicerini Jakobson, 1908 be suppressed.
athetini Casey, 1910 and geostibina Seevers, 1978 (Insecta, Coleoptera, staphylinidae, aleocharinae): proposed conservation," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 68(1), 54-60, (1 March 2011). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v68i1.a12