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1 March 2006 Proposal of a new name for Phyllodromus DeLeon, 1959 (Acari: Phytoseiidae), a junior homonym of Phyllodromus Jiménez de la Espada, 1875 (Anura: Dendrobatidae)
J. Manzanilla, M. García-París, O. Aponte
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De Leon (1959) described the genus Phyllodromus with the type species, Phyllodromus leiodis De Leon, 1959, a phytoseiid mite [Acari: Mesostigmata] distributed in the state of Florida, USA. This genus remained monotypic for four decades. Moraes et al. (1997) described a second species (P. trisetatus) from the state of Bahia, Brazil. No other species has been described in, or assigned to, this genus.

During a recent revision of the taxonomy of Dendrobatidae (Amphibia: Anura), we detected that Phyllodromus De Leon is a preoccupied name created by Jiménez de la Espada (1875) for a genus of frogs (Type species: Phyllodromus pulchellum). Hence, Phyllodromus De Leon, 1959 (Acari: Phytoseiidae) represents a junior homonym of Phyllodromus Jiménez de la Espada, 1875 (Anura: Dendrobatidae).

We propose here Leonacarus nom. nov. for Phyllodromus De Leon, 1959, in application of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN 2000). The name refers to “the mite of Leon” acknowledging De Leon who described and recognized this taxon as a separated genus. The species currently included in Leonacarus are L. leiodis (De Leon, 1959) comb. nov., and L. trisetatus (Moraes & Melo, 1997) comb. nov.

Summary

Phyllodromus De Leon, 1959 (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is a junior homonym of Phyllodromus Jiménez de la Espada, 1875 (Anura: Dendrobatidae) and in application of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature we propose the name Leonacarus nom. nov. for Phyllodromus De Leon, 1959. The species currently included in Leonacarus are L. leiodis (De Leon, 1959) comb. nov., and L. trisetatus (Moraes & Melo, 1997) comb. nov.

Acknowledgments

We thank J. De Marmels, L.J. Joly (Instituto de Zoología Agrícola, Facultad de Agronomía, UCV), I. de la Riva (MNCN), and M.A. Alonso Zarazaga (MNCN, ICZN) for comments on the manuscript.

References Cited

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ICZN 2000. International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. 4th ed. International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature. London. 306 pp. Google Scholar

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G. Moraes, E. Melo, and G. Gondim . 1997. Description of a new species of phytoseiid mite from Northeastern Brazil and redescription of Neoseiulus gracilis (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Florida Entomol 80(3):319–324. Google Scholar

Appendices

J. Manzanilla, M. García-París, and O. Aponte "Proposal of a new name for Phyllodromus DeLeon, 1959 (Acari: Phytoseiidae), a junior homonym of Phyllodromus Jiménez de la Espada, 1875 (Anura: Dendrobatidae)," Florida Entomologist 89(1), 98, (1 March 2006). https://doi.org/10.1653/0015-4040(2006)89[98:POANNF]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 March 2006
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