Culex

Harbach, Ralph E. & Howard, Theresa M., 2007, Corrections in the status and rank of names used to denote varietal forms of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae), Zootaxa 1542, pp. 35-48 : 41-42

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.177892

publication LSID

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6246115

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Culex
status

 

Subgenus Culex

aurantapex subspecies jinjaensis ( var. jinjaensis Edwards, 1941 ). Lectotype ♂: Jinja, Uganda (BM); designation by Mattingly, 1956.

Edwards (1941) described and named Culex aurantapex var. jinjaensis from specimens that are darker and exhibit different abdominal ornamentation than the nominotypical form. The brief description indicates that Edwards expressly used the name for a variety rather than an infrasubspecific form, and consequently jinjaensis has subspecific rank with availability from the date of the original publication.

grahamii subspecies farakoensis ( var. farakoensis Hamon, 1955 ). Syntypes (Ψ, ♂, L): Farako, Sikasso, Mali ( IERT, BM).

Hamon (1955) described and named Culex grahamii var. farakoensis from three males and two females reared from pupae, a larval exuviae and 21 larvae, but the name is based principally on characters that distinguish the larvae from those of the nominotypical form. Since the name farakoensis was proposed expressly for a varietal entity, it has subspecific rank from its original publication (Article 45.6.4).

guiarti subspecies sudanicus ( var. sudanicus Edwards, 1941 ). Lectotype ♂: Bole, [Northern Territories], Ghana (BM); designation by Mattingly, 1956.

Edwards (1941) described and named Culex guiarti var. sudanicus for mosquitoes that he considered to be morphologically “Intermediate between C. guiarti and C. weschei ”; however, he expressly proposed the name for a variety rather than an infrasubspecific form. Accordingly, sudanicus is deemed to have subgeneric rank with availability from Edwards (1941).

invidiosus subspecies vexillatus ( var. vexillatus Edwards, 1941 ). Lectotype ♂: Kampala, Uganda (BM); designation by Mattingly, 1956.

Culex invidiosus var. vexillatus was described and named from a series of five males and a female ( Mattingly, 1956) that closely resemble Cx. invidiosus in all respects except for the shape of seta f of the male gonocoxite ( Edwards, 1941). Despite this seemingly minor difference, Edwards unquestionably introduced the name vexillatus for an entity he deemed to be a variety, and hence it has subspecific rank from its original publication.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Culicidae

Loc

Culex

Harbach, Ralph E. & Howard, Theresa M. 2007
2007
Loc

var. jinjaensis

Edwards 1941
1941
Loc

var. sudanicus

Edwards 1941
1941
Loc

var. vexillatus

Edwards 1941
1941