Gyrinus violaaquatica Modeer, 1780

Fery, Hans & Hájek, Jiří, 2016, Nomenclatural notes on some Palaearctic Gyrinidae (Coleoptera), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56 (2), pp. 645-663: 655

publication ID

2C0E3A0A-8398-4BC3-BEBC-EA714FDC9F3DR

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C01187F4-642F-066D-96E2-91C9FEF1101E

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Marcus

scientific name

Gyrinus violaaquatica Modeer, 1780
status

 

Gyrinus violaaquatica Modeer, 1780  

The taxon was originally published as ‘ Gyrinus   Viola aquatica   ’. MODEER (1780: 160) adapted this name from ALDROVANDI (1602: 706). One might argue that this name does not agree with Article 5 (‘Principle of Binominal Nomenclature’) of the ICZN (1999), and thus would be an unavailable name. However, ‘ Viola aquatica   ’ is the name of a plant (‘water violet’, currently named Hottonia palustris Linnaeus, 1753   ), and thus ‘a compound species-group name published as separate words that are deemed to form a single word’ (Article 32.5.2.2 of the ICZN 1999; see also Article 11.9.5), which makes it an available name. The species was mentioned as ‘ aquatica   ’ in the ‘ PalCat ’. Without any exception G. violaaquatica   was always considered a junior subjective synonym of Orectochilus villosus (O. F. Müller, 1776)   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Gyrinidae

Genus

Gyrinus