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Published: 2022-08-03

Neoxela: A new replacement name for Xela Botero, Bezark & Santos-Silva, 2020 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae)

Grupo de Sistemática Molecular, Laboratorio de Entomología, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia.
521 46th Street, Sacramento, California, 95819, U.S.A.
Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Coleoptera Cerambycidae Lamiinae


Recently, Botero, Bezark & Santos-Silva (2020) described a new genus of Methiini (Cerambycinae), Xela, for their new species Xela tysoni, from Guatemala. Currently, the genus remains monotypic and the species is known only from their type locality. Unfortunately, the authors did not realize that the name had already been used for a trilobite species (Xela drena Jell, 1990). Herein, we propose a new replacement name for the genus.



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