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Published: 2018-03-14

A replacement name for Thomasella Santos-Silva, Bezark & Martins (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae)

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Coleoptera Cerambycidae Cerambycinae


        Santos-Silva et al. (2012) described Thomasella as a new genus of Rhinotragini to include a single species from Panama: Ommata (Eclipta) igniventris Giesbert, 1991. However, Thomasella is a junior homonym of Thomasella Fredericks, 1928 (Brachiopoda). To resolve this homonym, in accordance with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, we are proposing Neothomasella as a new replacement name (nomen novum) for Thomasella Santos-Silva et al. (2012). The new name is a compound of the prefix “neo-” (from Greek νεο-, meaning “new”) + Thomasella; feminine gender.



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