Anopliomorpha Linsley, 1936

Santos-Silva, Antonio, Botero, Juan Pablo & Tirant, Stéphane Le, 2018, A new genus, four new species and taxonomic and geographic notes in Mexican Cerambycidae, Zootaxa 4420 (2), pp. 189-210: 193-194

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4420.2.3

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scientific name

Anopliomorpha Linsley, 1936
status

 

Anopliomorpha Linsley, 1936  

Anopliomorpha Linsley, 1936: 465   ; Monné, 2017a: 173 (cat.).

Linsley (1936) and nearly all posterior authors considered Anopliomorpha   as being neuter gender. However, according to Merriam-Webster (2002), the suffix “-morpha” is neuter only when considered plural of “-morphus”: “- morpha n combining form, pl - morpha [NL, fr. fem. sing. & neut. pl. of - morphus -morphous, fr. Gk - morphos]: one or ones having (such) a form <Entero morpha> -esp. in names of zoological taxa larger than a genus <Cyno morpha> <Hystrico morpha> [NL = New Latin; n = noun; pl = plural; fr. = from; fem. = feminine; sing. = singular; neut. = neuter].”

According to ICZN (1999: Article 11.8): “A genus-group name (see also Article 10.3) must be a word of two or more letters and must be, or be treated as, a noun in the nominative singular.” Therefore, Anopliomorpha   cannot be considered as being neuter gender. Accordingly, nearly all species currently in this genus need to be corrected to the nominative singular:

A. antennata Chemsak & Noguera, 1993   = no change

A. antillarum (Fisher, 1932)   = A. antillara  

A. gracilis Chemsak & Noguera, 1993   = no change

A. hirsutum ( Linsley, 1935)   = A. hirsuta  

A. reticolle ( Bates, 1885)   = A. reticollis  

A. rinconium ( Casey, 1924)   = A. rinconia  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Loc

Anopliomorpha Linsley, 1936

Santos-Silva, Antonio, Botero, Juan Pablo & Tirant, Stéphane Le 2018
2018
Loc

Anopliomorpha

Linsley, 1936 : 465
Monné, 2017a : 173