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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2020-02-27
Page range: 599–599
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A replacement name for Antobium crenulatum Shavrin & Smetana, 2019 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae)

Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies, Daugavpils University, Vienibas 13, Daugavpils, LV-5401, Latvia.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Biodiversity, Central Experimental Farm, K. W. Neatby Bldg., Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6, Canada.
Coleoptera Staphylinidae Omaliinae


Anthobium crenulatum Shavrin & Smetana, 2019 was recently described based on the holotype deposited in the collection of M. Schülke, Museum für Naturkunde (Berlin, Germany), collected by him in Diancang Shan range in Yunnan, China (Shavrin & Smetana, 2019). This species was included to the crassum-group erected by Shavrin & Smetana (2019), together with other three species from China. Some time later after the description, A. Newton (Chicago) sent to us a letter (e-mail: 15.11.2019) where he noted that “…in your recent Anthobium paper you established a new homonym: A. crenulatum Shavrin & Smetana 2019: 463 (preoccupied, junior primary homonym of Anthobium crenulatum Hatch 1957: 66)...”. It is worth noting here that Anthobium crenulatum was described by Hatch (1957) from Oregon, USA. Therefore, a new replacement name is proposed under the Article 34.2 of ICZN.



  1. ICZN (International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature) (1999) International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. 4th Edition. International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature, London, XX + 365 pp.

    Hatch, M.H. (1957) The beetles of the Pacific Northwest. Part II: Staphyliniformia. University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington, ix + 384 pp.

    Shavrin, A.V. & Smetana A. (2019) A revision of Eastern Palaearctic Anthobium Leach, 1819 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Anthophagini). III. Consanguineum, crassum and reflexum groups, and an additional species of the fusculum group. Zootaxa, 4688 (4), 451–482.