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Published: 2022-06-08

On some grammatical errors in the nomenclature of longhorn beetles and on nomenclatural anarchy in the Catalogue of Life (Insecta, Coleoptera,
Cerambycidae)

Engineering Research Center for Forest and Grassland Disaster Prevention and Reduction, Mianyang Normal University, Mianyang, Sichuan 621000, China
Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Case postale 6434, CH-1211 Genève 6, Switzerland
Coleoptera Cerambycidae nomenclature Greek grammar Catalogue of Life biodiversity

Abstract

Several authors working on the coleopterous family Cerambycidae consider the gender of generic nomina ending with the noun -chroma as feminine or masculine, instead of neuter. The error has been overtaken in major, widely used databases, Titan and Catalogue of Life. In addition, the Catalogue of Life refers erroneously to subsequently cited species-group nomina transferred to other subgenera or genera, or changed in rank, as to available, invalid synonyms.

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