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Cupes  Fabricius, 1801
Taxonomic Serial No.: 109219

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2008   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderColeoptera Linnaeus, 1758 – beetles, coléoptères, besouro  
                                  SuborderArchostemata Kolbe, 1908  
                                     FamilyCupedidae Laporte, 1836 – reticulated beetles  
                                        GenusCupes Fabricius, 1801  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Cupes capitata Fabricius, 1801  

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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Cupes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Atkins, M. D.  
  Publication Date: 1963   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Cupedidae of the World   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Canadian Entomologist, vol. 95, no. 2   
  Page(s): 140-162   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Cupes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Atkins, M. D.  
  Publication Date: 1979   
  Article/Chapter Title: A catalog of the Coleoptera of America north of Mexico. Family: Cupedidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: US Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook, 529-1   
  Page(s): x + 1-5   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Cupes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Fabricius, J. C.  
  Publication Date: 1801   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systema Eleutheratorum secundum ordines, genera, species: adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus, vol. 2   
  Page(s): 687 + 77   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Electronic copy may be found at   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Neboiss, A.  
  Publication Date: 1960   
  Article/Chapter Title: On the family Cupedidae, Coleoptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 72, part 1   
  Page(s): 12-20   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Cupes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Neboiss, Arturs  
  Publication Date: 1984   
  Article/Chapter Title: Reclassification of Cupes Fabricius (s. lat.), with descriptions of new genera and species (Cupedidae: Coleoptera)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systematic Entomology, vol. 9, no. 4   
  Page(s): 443-477   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0307-6970   
  Reference for: Cupes   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Fabricius named Cupes with a single species "capitata" (clearly feminine). No justification can be found for considering this a masculine genus. Romans apparently used both Cupes and Cuppes as an adjective (derived from cupio "to desire") meaning a desire for delicacies. In the only ancient Latin text using this it is found modifying a masculine noun, but that does not make its gender masculine in general  



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