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          We synthesize data on all known extant and fossil Coleoptera family-group names for the first time. A catalogue of 4887 family-group names (124 fossil, 4763 extant) based on 4707 distinct genera in Coleoptera is given. A total of 4492 names are available, 183 of which are permanently invalid because they are based on a preoccupied or a suppressed type genus. Names are listed in a classification framework. We recognize as valid 24 superfamilies, 211 families, 541 subfamilies, 1663 tribes and 740 subtribes. For each name, the original spelling, author, year of publication, page number, correct stem and type genus are included. The original spelling and availability of each name were checked from primary literature. A list of necessary changes due to Priority and Homonymy problems, and actions taken, is given. Current usage of names was conserved, whenever possible, to promote stability of the classification.

          New synonymies (family-group names followed by genus-group names): Agronomina Gistel, 1848 syn. nov. of Amarina Zimmermann, 1832 ( Carabidae), Hylepnigalioini Gistel, 1856 syn. nov. of Melandryini Leach, 1815 ( Melandryidae), Polycystophoridae Gistel, 1856 syn. nov. of Malachiinae Fleming, 1821 ( Melyridae), Sclerasteinae Gistel, 1856 syn. nov. of Ptilininae Shuckard, 1839 ( Ptinidae), Phloeonomini Ádám, 2001 syn. nov. of Omaliini MacLeay, 1825 ( Staphylinidae), Sepedophilini Ádám, 2001 syn. nov. of Tachyporini MacLeay, 1825 ( Staphylinidae), Phibalini Gistel, 1856 syn. nov. of Cteniopodini Solier, 1835 ( Tenebrionidae); Agronoma Gistel 1848 (type species Carabus familiaris Duftschmid, 1812, designated herein) syn. nov. of Amara Bonelli, 1810 ( Carabidae), Hylepnigalio Gistel, 1856 (type species Chrysomela caraboides Linnaeus, 1760, by monotypy) syn. nov. of Melandrya Fabricius, 1801 ( Melandryidae), Polycystophorus Gistel, 1856 (type species Cantharis aeneus Linnaeus, 1758, designated herein) syn. nov. of Malachius Fabricius, 1775 ( Melyridae), Sclerastes Gistel, 1856 (type species Ptilinus costatus Gyllenhal, 1827, designated herein) syn. nov. of Ptilinus Geoffroy, 1762 ( Ptinidae), Paniscus Gistel, 1848 (type species Scarabaeus fasciatus Linnaeus, 1758, designated herein) syn. nov. of Trichius Fabricius, 1775 ( Scarabaeidae), Phibalus Gistel, 1856 (type species Chrysomela pubescens Linnaeus, 1758, by monotypy) syn. nov. of Omophlus Dejean, 1834 ( Tenebrionidae). The following new replacement name is proposed: Gompeliina Bouchard, 2011 nom. nov. for Olotelina Báguena Corella, 1948 ( Aderidae).

          Reversal of Precedence (Article 23.9) is used to conserve usage of the following names (family-group names followed by genus-group names): Perigonini Horn, 1881 nom. protectum over Trechicini Bates, 1873 nom. oblitum ( Carabidae), Anisodactylina Lacordaire, 1854 nom. protectum over Eurytrichina LeConte, 1848 nom. oblitum ( Carabidae), Smicronychini Seidlitz, 1891 nom. protectum over Desmorini LeConte, 1876 nom. oblitum ( Curculionidae), Bagoinae Thomson, 1859 nom. protectum over Lyprinae Gistel 1848 nom. oblitum ( Curculionidae), Aterpina Lacordaire, 1863 nom. protectum over Heliomenina Gistel, 1848 nom. oblitum ( Curculionidae), Naupactini Gistel, 1848 nom. protectum over Iphiini Schönherr, 1823 nom. oblitum ( Curculionidae), Cleonini Schönherr, 1826 nom. protectum over Geomorini Schönherr, 1823 nom. oblitum ( Curculionidae), Magdalidini Pascoe, 1870 nom. protectum over Scardamyctini Gistel, 1848 nom. oblitum ( Curculionidae), Agrypninae/-ini Candèze, 1857 nom. protecta over Adelocerinae/-ini Gistel, 1848 nom. oblita and Pangaurinae/-ini Gistel, 1856 nom. oblita ( Elateridae), Prosternini Gistel, 1856 nom. protectum over Diacanthini Gistel, 1848 nom. oblitum ( Elateridae), Calopodinae Costa, 1852 nom. protectum over Sparedrinae Gistel, 1848 nom. oblitum ( Oedemeridae), Adesmiini Lacordaire, 1859 nom. protectum over Macropodini Agassiz, 1846 nom. oblitum ( Tenebrionidae), Bolitophagini Kirby, 1837 nom. protectum over Eledonini Billberg, 1820 nom. oblitum ( Tenebrionidae), Throscidae Laporte, 1840 nom. protectum over Stereolidae Rafinesque, 1815 nom. oblitum ( Throscidae) and Lophocaterini Crowson, 1964 over Lycoptini Casey, 1890 nom. oblitum ( Trogossitidae); Monotoma Herbst, 1799 nom. protectum over Monotoma Panzer, 1792 nom. oblitum ( Monotomidae); Pediacus Shuckard, 1839 nom. protectum over Biophloeus Dejean, 1835 nom. oblitum ( Cucujidae), Pachypus Dejean, 1821 nom. protectum over Pachypus Billberg, 1820 nom. oblitum ( Scarabaeidae), Sparrmannia Laporte, 1840 nom. protectum over Leocaeta Dejean, 1833 nom. oblitum and Cephalotrichia Hope, 1837 nom. oblitum ( Scarabaeidae).

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          Catalogue of the Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of the Neotropical Region. Part II. Subfamily Lamiinae

          A catalogue of the subfamily Lamiinae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of the Neotropical region is presented. The tribes (36), genera (723), species (4231) and subspecies (60) are listed in alphabetical order. Under each family-group name bibliographical references are given and under each species-group name, data on the type-locality, the acronym of the institution where the type is deposited, the geographical distribution and detailed bibliographical references are provided. Two new combinations are proposed: Urographis eucharis (Bates, 1885), new comb. and Urographis vexillaris (Bates, 1872) new comb., both from Graphisurus LeConte, 1852, not Kirby, 1837. The following new names are given: Alcathousiella new name to replace Alcathous Thomson, 1864, preoccupied by Alcathous Stal, 1863, Hemiptera; Camposiellina new name to replace Camposiella Lane, 1972, preoccupied by Camposiella Hebard, 1924, Orthoptera; Edechthistatus new name to replace Parechthistatus Giesbert, 2001, preoccupied by Parechthistatus Breuning, 1942, Coleoptera; Elytracanthina new name to replace Elytracantha Lane, 1955, preoccupied by Elytracantha Kleine, 1915, Coleoptera; Eranina new name to replace Erana Bates, 1866, preoccupied by Erana Gray, 1840, Aves; Heteresmia new name to replace Esmia Pascoe, 1859, preoccupied by Esmia Leach, 1847, Mollusca; Eupalessa new name to replace Eupales Dillon & Dillon, 1945, preoccupied by Eupales Lefevre, 1885, Coleoptera; Melzerus new name to replace Idiomerus Melzer, 1934, preoccupied by Idiomerus Imms, 1912, Collembola; Midamiella new name to replace Midamus Dillon & Dillon, 1945, preoccupied by Midamus Simon, 1881, Arachnida; Neoamphion new name to replace Amphion Reiche, 1840, preoccupied by Amphion Huebner, 1819, Lepidoptera; Neocolobura new name to replace Colobura Blanchard, 1851, preoccupied by Colobura Billberg, 1820, Lepidoptera; Neohoplonotus new name to replace Hoplonotus Blanchard, 1851, preoccupied by Hoplonotus Schmidt-Goebel, 1846, Coleoptera; Neohylus new name to replace Hylus Dillon & Dillon, 1945, preocuppied by Hylus Van Dyke, 1945, Coleoptera; Neolampedusa new name to replace Lampedusa Dillon & Dillon, 1945, preoccupied by Lampedusa Boettger, 1877, Mollusca; Proseriphus new name to replace Seriphus Bates, 1864, preoccupied by Seriphus Ayres, 1857, Pisces. One new synonym is proposed: Proxepectasis Monné & Giesbert, 1992 = Parepectasoides Breuning, 1979.
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                [1 ]Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C6, Canada
                [2 ]Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Jose Gutierrez Abascal, 2; E-28006, Madrid, Spain
                [3 ]Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO Entomology, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
                [4 ]Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
                [5 ]Zoology Department, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605, USA
                [6 ]Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
                [7 ]Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitaet, Allgemeine & Systematische Zoologie, Anklamer Str. 20, D-17489 Greifswald, Germany
                [8 ]Canadian Museum of Nature, P. O. Box 3443, Station D, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6P4, Canada
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                Corresponding author: Patrice Bouchard ( patrice.bouchard@ 123456agr.gc.ca ).

                Academic editor: Terry Erwin

                Patrice Bouchard et al.

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                Animal science & Zoology
                family-group names,type genera,world fauna,nomenclature,classification,beetles,stem


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