The types of Palaearctic species of the families Apionidae, Rhynchitidae, Attelabidae and Curculionidae in the collection of Étienne Louis Geoffroy (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea)

  • Alonso-Zarazaga M
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The Study of 131 more or less complete Curculionoid specimens of the collection Etienne Louis Geoffroy, conserved in the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris (Entomologie) has permitted the identification of several nominal species that were nomina dubia and the establishment of several new synonymies and combinations, and, in some cases, the reversion of precedence following Art. 23.9 of the Code, declaring nomina protecta and nomina oblita. New synonymies are (the first term is the valid name): Lixus filiformis (Fabricius, 1781) = Curculio longus Gmelin, 1790; Lasiorhynchites cavifrons (Gyllenhal, 1833) nom. protectum Rhinomacer viridis Geoffroy, 1785, nom. oblitum, Byctiscus betulae (Linnaeus, 1758) Rhinomacer auratus Geoffroy, 1785; Neocoenorrhinus pauxillus (Germar, 1824) nom. protectum Rhinomacer caeruleus Geoffroy, 1785, nom. oblitum; Deporaus betulae (Linnaeus, 1758) Curculio nigrostriatus Goeze, 1777 - Curculio niger Geoffroy, 1785 = Curculio fuliginosus Gmelin, 1790; Coniocleonus hollbergii (Fahraeus, 1842) = Curculio sulcatus Goeze, 1777 = Cuurculio sulcatus Geoffroy, 1785 = Curculio sulcatus Gmelin, 1790; Larinus iaceae (Fabricius, 1775) - Curculio carduelis Goeze, 1777; postica (Gyllenhal, 18 13), nom. protectum - Curculio fasciolatus Geoffroy., 1785, nom. oblitum; Charagmus griseus (Fabricius, 1775) = Curculio cupreosquamosus Goeze, 1777 = Curculio intersectus Geoffroy, 1785 = Curculio squamosus Gmelin, 1790; Sitona hispidulus (Fabricius, 1777) Curculio griseus Goeze, 1777 - Curculio modestus Geoffroy, 1785 = Curculio geoffroaei Gmelin, 1790 Aulacobaris cuprirostris (Fabricius, 1787) = Curculio viridisericeus Goeze, 1777; Cleopomiarus plantrum (Germar, 1824), nom. protectum = Curculio nigrostriatus Goeze, 1777 - Curculio floriger Geoffroy, 1785, nom. oblitum - Curculio subglobosus Gmelin, 1790, nom. oblitum; Anisorhynchus scabrousus (Geoffroy, 1785) = Curculio barbatus Rossi, 1794; Hylobius abietis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Curculio tigris Gmelin, 1790; Sitophilus granarius (Linnaeus, 1758) = Curculio contractus Geoffroy, 1785; Phyllobius pomaceus Gyllenhal, 1834 = Curculio auratus Geoffroy, 1785; Hylobius transversovittatus (Goeze, 1777) Curculio fascialis Gmelin, 1790. New combinations are: Leucophyes occidentalis (Dieckmann, 1982) (from Leucosomus) and Anisorhynchus scabrosus (Geoffroy, 1785) (from Curculio). The following names have been reinstated (stat. res.) as valid: Trachyphloeus spinosus (Goeze, 1777) for the species known as Trachyphloeus olivieri Bedel, 1883, Lixus pulverulentus (Scopoli, 1763) for the species known as Lixus angustatus (Fabricius, 1775). Hypera melancholica (Fabricius, 1793) is confirmed as the valid name for the species hitherto named Hypera fuscocinerea (Marsham, 1802) or Hypera murina (Fabricius, 1793). The following narrics are considered nomina dubia, since there is no identifiable type material: Curculio pulex Goeze, 1777, Rhinomacer minutus Geoffroy, 1785, Curculio pulex Gmelin, 1790 (non Goeze, 1777), rhinomacer striatus Geoffroy, 1785, Rhinomacer fulgidus Geoffroy, 1785, Curculio transversofasciatus Goeze, 1777, Curculio fasciatus Geoffroy, 1785 (non Scopoli, 1763, nec Strorm, 1768, nec Degeer, 1775, nec Muller, 1776), Curculio fuscatus Gmelin, 1790, Curculio sulcatus Goeze, 1777: 410 (non Fabricius, 1775, nec Goeze, 1777: 381), Curculio incisus Geoffroy, 1785, Curculio exaratus Gmelin, 1790, Curculio quadratus Goeze, 1777, Curculio quadrilis Geoffroy, 1785, Curculio griseosericeus Goeze, 1777, Curculio communis Geoffroy, 1785, Curculio thoracespinosus Goeze, 1777, Curculio armatus Geoffroy, 1785, Curculio denticulatus Gmelin, 1790 (non Schrank, 1781, nec Geoffroy, 1785), Curculio muricatus Goeze, 1777 (non Drury, 1773), Curculio murinus Geoffroy, 1785 (non Mueller, 1764), Curculio fuscipes Geoffroy, 1785, Curculio tesselatus Geoffroy, 1785 (non Fabricius, 1781), Curculio sericeus Goeze, 1777, Curculio villosus Geoffroy, 1785 (non Fabricius, 1781), Curculio sericeus Gmelin, 1790 (non Goeze, 1777, nec Schaller, 1783, nec Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783), Curculio virgo Goeze, 1777, Curculio virgo Geoffroy, 1785 (non Goeze, 1777), Curculio virgo Gmelin, 1790 (non Goeze, 1777, nec Geoffroy, 1785), Curculio punctulatus Geoffroy, 1




Alonso-Zarazaga, M. A. (2010). The types of Palaearctic species of the families Apionidae, Rhynchitidae, Attelabidae and Curculionidae in the collection of Étienne Louis Geoffroy (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea). Graellsia, 64(1), 17–44.

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