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Case 3752 – Curculio antirrhini Paykull, 1800 (currently Rhinusa antirrhini; Insecta, Coleoptera, CURCULIONOIDEA, CURCULIONIDAE): proposed precedence over Curculio noctis Herbst, 1795

Roberto Caldara, Ivo Toševski

Abstract


The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.3, 81.2.1 and 81.2.3 of the Code, is to conserve the name Curculio antirrhini Paykull, 1800, a common Palaearctic weevil species currently belonging to the genus Rhinusa Stephens, 1829 (Curculionoidea, Curculionidae) by giving it precedence over the little-used older name Curculio noctis Herbst, 1795 whenever these names are considered synonyms.

Keywords


Nomenclature; taxonomy; Coleoptera; Curculionoidea; Curculionidae; Curculio; Rhinusa; Rhinusa antirrhini; Rhinusa noctis; weevil; Palaearctic.

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