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22 December 2017 The Type of Nicrophorus chryseus Mazokhin-Porshnyakov, 1953 (Coleoptera: Silphidae) Rediscovered and a Commentary on “Accidental Taxonomy”
Derek S. Sikes, Maxwell V. L. Barclay
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Abstract

Study of the previously lost type of Nicrophorus chryseusMazokhin-Porshnyakov, 1953 determined it to be a member of the polymorphic Holarctic species Nicrophorus investigatorZetterstedt, 1824, new synonymy. The unintentional but formal changing of a taxonomic classification, which we term “accidental taxonomy,” is discussed.

Derek S. Sikes and Maxwell V. L. Barclay "The Type of Nicrophorus chryseus Mazokhin-Porshnyakov, 1953 (Coleoptera: Silphidae) Rediscovered and a Commentary on “Accidental Taxonomy”," The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(4), 721-726, (22 December 2017). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-71.4.721
Received: 7 April 2017; Accepted: 27 August 2017; Published: 22 December 2017
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burying beetle
China
Nicrophorinae
nomenclature
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