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1 December 2014 Opinion 2344 (Case 3590)
Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758, Dynastes MacLeay, 1819, scarabaeinae Latreille, 1802 and dynastinae MacLeay, 1819 (Insecta, Coleoptera, scarabaeoidea): usage conserved
Abstract

The Commission has conserved under the plenary power the current usage of the widely used names Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758 for a dung rolling beetle genus, scarabaeinae Latreille, 1802 for the dung beetle subfamily, Dynastes MacLeay, 1819 for the Hercules beetle genus, and dynastinae MacLeay, 1819, for the rhinoceros beetle subfamily by setting aside all types species fixations for Scarabaeus before Hope's (1837) designation of Scarabaeus sacer Linnaeus, 1758.

"Opinion 2344 (Case 3590)
Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758, Dynastes MacLeay, 1819, scarabaeinae Latreille, 1802 and dynastinae MacLeay, 1819 (Insecta, Coleoptera, scarabaeoidea): usage conserved," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 71(4), 257-258, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v71i4.a1
Published: 1 December 2014
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