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New name for Syntarsus



Dear Dinosaur folks,

This is a note to let you know of a recent paper that may fly below your
radar because it was published in an entomological journal.  The name
Syntarsus Raath is preoccupied by a one hundred year older beetle name,
and has been replaced by the name Megapnosaurus Ivie, Slipinski and
Wegrzynowicz 2001.

The citation is:

Ivie, M. A., S. A. Slipinski, And P. Wegrzynowicz. 2001. Generic
homonyms in the Colydiinae (Coleoptera: Zopheridae). Insecta Mudi
15:63-64.

>From the abstract:
New replacement names are proposed: Megapnosaurus Ivie, Slipinski and
Wegrzynowicz NEW REPLACEMENT NAME for Syntarsus Raath  1969
(Ceratosauria: Coelophysidae), not Syntarsus Fairmaire 1869 (Coleoptera:
Zopheridae: Colydiinae). This results in the new combinations
Megapnosaurus rhodesiensis (Raath 1961) NEW COMBINATION, Megapnosaurus
kayentakatae (Rowe 1989) NEW COMBINATION

Yours,

Michael A. Ivie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Curator
Department of Entomology
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
USA

mivie@montana.edu