Eur. J. Entomol. 113: 278, 2016 | 10.14411/eje.2016.034

Saprinosternus nom. n., a new replacement name for Alienosternus Lackner, 2016 (Coleoptera: Histeridae), non Alienosternus Martins, 1976 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Czech University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Department of Forest Protection and Entomology, Kamýcká 1176, 165 21 Praha 6 - Suchdol, Czech Republic; e-mail:

The subgenus Alienosternus Lackner, 2016 of the genus Phoxonotus Marseul, 1862 (Coleoptera: Histeridae), described in Eur. J. Entomol. 113: 240-258, is a junior homonym of Alienosternus Martins, 1976 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) and is hereby replaced by Saprinosternus nom. n. The status of the single known type specimens of Phoxonotus suturalis Lewis, 1907, P. lectus Lewis, 1902 and P. venustus (Erichson, 1834) (assumed to be holotypes in Lackner, 2016) is clarified.

Keywords: Coleoptera, Histeridae, Saprininae, Saprinosternus, Alienosternus, nomenclature, homonym, new replacement name

Received: March 22, 2016; Accepted: March 22, 2016; Published online: March 23, 2016

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