Nomenclatural problems in the article 'new species of the Latithorax Species Group of Velarifictorus Randell, 1964 (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Gryllinae; Gryllinae) from China'.

Affiliation

College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China, 710119.. [Email]

Abstract

In the recent article 'new species of the Latithorax Species Group of Velarifictorus Randell, 1964 (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Gryllinae) from China', was described a new species Velarifictorus agitatus Ma, 2019 with two subspecies, Velarifictorus agitatus shaanxiensis Ma, 2019 and Velarifictorus agitatus yunnanensis Ma, 2019. However, there are nomenclatural problems in the two new subspecies. Velarifictorus agitatus shaanxiensis Ma, 2019 is the nominotypical subspecies and its name should be Velarifictorus agitatus agitatus. Velarifictorus agitatus yunnanensis Ma, 2019 is a junior homonym of Velarifictorus yunnanensis Liu Yin 1993 and is here renamed as Velarifictorus agitatus minutus.

Keywords

Orthoptera, Gryllidae, Gryllinae, Gryllinae,

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