Taxonomic Swap 98799 (הועלה ב 2021-09-24)

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נוסף על־ידי vitalfranz בתאריך ספטמבר 24, 2021 10:49 לפנה"צ | הופעל על־ידי vitalfranz בתאריך ספטמבר 24, 2021
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The name majalis is a noun in apposition; thus it should not agree in gender with the generic name (ICZN, Art. 31)

Cf. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/majalis

פורסם על-ידי vitalfranz לפני 2 חודשים (סמן)

Given that Razoumovsky's original description https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83237#page/314/mode/1up says "On a trouvé cet Insecte en quantité près de Lausanne cette année vers la fin de Mai & le commencement de Juin", doesn't it seem more likely that he meant this as an adjective referring to the month of May? Why would he have meant it as a noun meaning "castrated pig"?!

Just wondering!

פורסם על-ידי alec_mcclay לפני 2 חודשים (סמן)

@vitalfranz - please change this back to Amphimallon majale ASAP! My understanding is the same as @alec_mcclay above - "majale" refers to the month of May and is NOT a noun in apposition. The common name for this and similar species often refer to the month of May as well - May Chafer, May Beetle, etc.

פורסם על-ידי abtsmith לפני 2 חודשים (סמן)

After almost two weeks with no response it is time to correct this premature and potentially disruptive change in spelling. Amphimallon majale should be the correct spelling based on the neuter gender of the genus and the original description (see comments above about name derivation) and to reflect the consensus in recent catalogues and taxonomic work - e.g.:
Löbl, I. & Löbl, D. (Eds.) (2016) Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 3. Scarabaeoidea—Scirtoidea—Dascilloidea—Buprestoidea—Byrrhoidea. Revised and Updated Edition. Brill, Leiden, 983 pp.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270498157_Cladistic_systematics_of_the_genus_Amphimallon_Coleoptera_Scarabaeidae_Melolonthinae
https://bugguide.net/node/view/119565
etc....

I think a much more compelling justification is required to revert to the "majalis" spelling.

פורסם על-ידי abtsmith לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

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