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June 2005


Published in Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 62:2 (June 2005), pp. 75-78. Copyright © 2005 International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature. Used by permission.


The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the names of two well-established genera of cetoniine scarab beetles, Stegopterus Burmeister & Schaum, 1840 and Trichiotinus Casey, 1915. Stegopterus Burmeister & Schaum is a junior synonym of Tetrophthalmus Kirby, 1827 and Trichiotinus Casey a junior synonym of Trichinus Kirby, 1827. The two junior names are in prevailing use and it is proposed that they be conserved by suppression of both Kirby's names.

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