Incini Burmeister, 1842

Seidel, Matthias, Arriaga-Varela, Emmanuel & Sousa, Rafael, 2018, Catalogue of the Incini with the description of the first Archedinus species from Honduras (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae (Acta. Ent. Mus. Natl. Pragae) 58 (2), pp. 389-405: 395

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Incini Burmeister, 1842


Tribe Incini Burmeister, 1842  

Incadae Burmeister, 1842: 704 [original spelling]

Type genus. Inca LePeletier & Serville, 1828   .

Remarks. BOUCHARD et al. (2011) corrected the stem of the family group name from Inca   - to Inc -, lacking an explanation for their action. As discussed below under the section Inca   , Inca   is a masculine genus name derived from Spanish. While creating family-group names BURMEISTER (e.g., 1842, 1844) removed a few final letters from every genus name independently from their gender and added suffixes such as -idae, -didae or -adae (e.g., Lomapteridae Burmeister, 1842 [from Lomaptera Gory & Percheron, 1833   ]; Macraspididae Burmeister, 1844 [from Macraspis MacLeay, 1819   ]; Lichniadae Burmeister, 1844 [from Lichnia Erichson, 1835   ]). Therefore, it can be securely assumed that the correct stem of Incadae Burmeister, 1842 is Inc- and Article 29.3.3. ( ICZN 1999) is followed: “If a generic name is or ends in a word not Greek or Latin, or is an arbitrary combination of letters, the stem for the purposes of the Code is that adopted by the author who establishes the new family-group taxon, either the entire generic name (see Article 29.6), or the entire generic name with the ending elided, or the entire generic name with one or more appropriate linking letters incorporated in order to form a more euphonious family-group name”.