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Melissodes philadelphica  (Lepeletier, 1841)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 766338

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Melissodes agilis Cresson, 1879
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - unavailable, suppressed by ruling   
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Melissodes philadelphica    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: World Bee Checklist Project, manuscript (version 13-Dec-07)  
  Acquired: 2007   
  Notes: John Ascher, Connal Eardley, Terry Griswold, Gabriel Melo, Andrew Polaszek, Michael Ruggiero, Paul Williams, Ken Walker, and Natapot Warrit. Additional credits noted at: http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?act=x_guide_credit&guide=Apoidea_species   
  Reference for: Melissodes philadelphica   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature  
  Publication Date: 1995   
  Article/Chapter Title: Opinion 1852 (Case 2945) Melissodes desponsa Smith, 1854 and M. agilis Cresson, 1878 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): specific names conserved   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 53, issue 3   
  Page(s): 218-219   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0007-5167   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Melissodes philadelphica   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Under the plenary powers the name Macrocera philadelphia Lepeletier, 1841 is hereby suppressed for the purposes of the Principle of Priority but not for those of the Principle of Homonymy, and placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Specific Names in Zoology. Therefore, the name Melissodes philadelphia (Lepeletier, 1841) (TSN 766338) is also applied to this ruling  
    LaBerge (page 654, 1961) listed Melissodes philadelphica (Lepeletier, 1841) as one of six names considered to be nomina dubia, stating that the "types of each have been lost or destroyed. Furthermore, the author has been unable to identify these species from the original descriptions which are too brief and without sufficient detail or figures."  
 

 

   

 
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