ZooKeys 282: 1–219, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.282.4401
The genera in the second catalogue (1833–1836) of Dejean’s Coleoptera collection
Yves Bousquet 1, Patrice Bouchard 1
1 Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C6, Canada

Corresponding author: Patrice Bouchard (patrice.bouchard@agr.gc.ca)

Academic editor: M. Alonso-Zarazaga

received 27 November 2012 | accepted 22 February 2013 | Published 2 April 2013


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Abstract

All genus-group names listed in the second edition of the catalogue (1833-1836) of Dejean’s beetle collection are recorded. For each new genus-group name the originally included available species are listed and for generic names with at least one available species, the type species and the current status are given. Names available prior to the publication of Dejean’s second catalogue (1833-1836) are listed in an appendix.

The following new synonymies are proposed: Cyclonotum Dejean, 1833 (= Dactylosternum Wollaston, 1854) [Hydrophilidae], Hyporhiza Dejean, 1833 (= Rhinaspis Perty, 1830) [Scarabaeidae], Aethales Dejean, 1834 (= Epitragus Latreille, 1802) [Tenebrionidae], Arctylus Dejean, 1834 (= Praocis Eschscholtz, 1829) [Tenebrionidae], Euphron Dejean, 1834 (= Derosphaerus Thomson, 1858) [Tenebrionidae], Hipomelus Dejean, 1834 (= Trachynotus Latreille, 1828) [Tenebrionidae], Pezodontus Dejean, 1834 (= Odontopezus Alluaud, 1889) [Tenebrionidae], Zygocera Dejean, 1835 (= Disternopsis Breuning, 1939) [Cerambycidae], and Physonota Chevrolat, 1836 (= Anacassis Spaeth, 1913) [Chrysomelidae]. Heterogaster pilicornis Dejean, 1835 [Cerambycidae] and Labidomera trimaculata Chevrolat, 1836 [Chrysomelidae] are placed for the first time in synonymy with Anisogaster flavicans Deyrolle, 1862 and Chrysomela clivicollis Kirby, 1837 respectively. Type species of the following genus-group taxa are proposed: Sphaeromorphus Dejean, 1833 (Sphaeromorphus humeralis Erichson, 1843) [Scarabaeidae], Adelphus Dejean, 1834 (Helops marginatus Fabricius, 1792) [Tenebrionidae], Cyrtoderes Dejean, 1834 (Tenebrio cristatus DeGeer, 1778) [Tenebrionidae], Selenepistoma Dejean, 1834 (Opatrum acutum Wiedemann, 1823) [Tenebrionidae], Charactus Dejean, 1833 (Lycus limbatus Fabricius, 1801) [Lycidae], Corynomalus Chevrolat, 1836 (Eumorphus limbatus Olivier, 1808) [Endomychidae], Hebecerus Dejean, 1835 (Acanthocinus marginicollis Boisduval, 1835) [Cerambycidae], Pterostenus Dejean, 1835 (Cerambyx abbreviatus Fabricius, 1801) [Cerambycidae], Psalicerus Dejean, 1833 (Lucanus femoratus Fabricius, 1775) [Lucanidae], and Pygolampis Dejean, 1833 (Lampyris glauca Olivier, 1790) [Lampyridae]. A new name, Neoeutrapela Bousquet and Bouchard [Tenebrionidae], is proposed for Eutrapela Dejean, 1834 (junior homonym of Eutrapela Hübner, 1809).

The following generic names, made available in Dejean’s catalogue, were found to be older than currently accepted valid names: Catoxantha Dejean, 1833 over Catoxantha Solier, 1833 [Buprestidae], Pristiptera Dejean, 1833 over Pelecopselaphus Solier, 1833 [Buprestidae], Charactus Dejean, 1833 over Calopteron Laporte, 1836 [Lycidae], Cyclonotum Dejean, 1833 over Dactylosternum Wollaston, 1854 [Hydrophilidae], Ancylonycha Dejean, 1833 over Holotrichia Hope, 1837 [Scarabaeidae], Aulacium Dejean, 1833 over Mentophilus Laporte, 1840 [Scarabaeidae], Sciuropus Dejean, 1833 over Ancistrosoma Curtis, 1835 [Scarabaeidae], Sphaeromorphus Dejean, 1833 over Ceratocanthus White, 1842 [Scarabaeidae], Psalicerus Dejean, 1833 over Leptinopterus Hope, 1838 [Lucanidae], Adelphus Dejean, 1834 over Praeugena Laporte, 1840 [Tenebrionidae], Amatodes Dejean, 1834 over Oncosoma Westwood, 1843 [Tenebrionidae], Cyrtoderes Dejean, 1834 over Phligra Laporte, 1840 [Tenebrionidae], Euphron Dejean, 1834 over Derosphaerus Thomson, 1858 [Tenebrionidae], Pezodontus Dejean, 1834 over Odontopezus Alluaud, 1889 [Tenebrionidae], Anoplosthaeta Dejean, 1835 over Prosopocera Blanchard, 1845 [Cerambycidae], Closteromerus Dejean, 1835 over Hylomela Gahan, 1904 [Cerambycidae], Hebecerus Dejean, 1835 over Ancita Thomson, 1864 [Cerambycidae], Mastigocera Dejean, 1835over Mallonia Thomson, 1857 [Cerambycidae], Zygocera Dejean, 1835 over Disternopsis Breuning, 1939 [Cerambycidae], Australica Chevrolat, 1836 over Calomela Hope, 1840 [Chrysomelidae], Edusa Chevrolat, 1836 over Edusella Chapuis, 1874 [Chrysomelidae], Litosonycha Chevrolat, 1836 over Asphaera Duponchel and Chevrolat, 1842 [Chrysomelidae], and Pleuraulaca Chevrolat, 1836 over Iphimeis Baly, 1864 [Chrysomelidae]. In each of these cases, Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999: 23.9) or an applicationto the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature will be necessary to retain usage of the younger synonyms.

Keywords

Beetles, nomenclature, Dejean, genus-group names, type species

Introduction

Dejean published four catalogues of the beetles in his collection. These are straightforward lists of species in his collection, with indication of the place of collection, arranged under generic names in five major groups (Pentamères, Hétéromères, Tétramères, Trimères and Dimères). The first catalogue, published in 1802, was not for sale (Boisduval 1846: 501) and if not for the fact that Dejean distributed many copies at a meeting of the Société entomologique de France in 1837, it would probably have gone unnoticed. This catalogue is not important nomenclaturally as it contains no new available names. The other catalogues were published in 1821, 1833–1836, and 1836–1837 and were referred to by Dejean as the first, second and third editions. These are important nomenclaturally as many new genus-group names were made available for the first time by the inclusion of one or more available specific names (see ICZN 1999: Article 12.2.5).

Silfverberg (1983, 1984a, 1984b) commented on the genera introduced by Dejean in the first edition of his catalogue published in 1821. The objective of this paper is to summarize, for the first time, the nomenclatural status of all genus-group names listed in the second catalogue of Dejean’s Coleoptera collection published between 1833 and 1836.

Biographical notice of Dejean

Pierre François Marie Auguste Dejean (Fig. 1) was born on the 10th of August 1780 at Amiens, a manufacturing city in the department of Somme, about 115 kilometers north of Paris. His father, Jean-François Aimé, Comte Dejean [1749–1824], became a military officer and played an important role in the political arena of France; he became minister of administration of war under Napoleon Bonaparte (Tranié 2001: 280). Dejean was interested in entomology by the age of 13 and at that time collected mainly Lepidoptera together with André Marie Constant Duméril [1774–1860] who was six years his senior. However, shortly after these first entomological steps, Dejean decided to devote himself to the study of Coleoptera. By the age of 15, Citoyen Dejean enrolled in the army and until 1815 participated in a series of campaigns that brought him to several countries including Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Poland, Germany and Russia. At Waterloo, in June 1815, he stood as general of division and aide-de-camp to Napoleon Bonaparte.

Dejean was a beetle collector and, despite his military obligations, continued to build his collection through his own collecting in countries where his military activity took him and through exchanges or gifts he received. Even on the battlefield he kept his eyes open for interesting specimens. As his youngest daughter wrote in the preface of one of her poetry books (Mahul 1869) “Lui même il racontait que pendant la bataille [battle of Alcanizas, Spain, in 1809] arrêtant son cheval au fort de la mitraille il fixait à son casque un insecte léger [it was a specimen of Cebrio] puis de nouveau courait au devant du danger”[He recounted himself that during the battle he stopped his horse to attach a small insect to his helmet and then carried on forward to combat]. This anecdote is reported in biographies on Dejean although the details differ slightly from one account to another.

After the fall of Napoleon in June 1815, Dejean was one of 38 persons condemned to exile. He left France and for the next three years he traveled mostly on foot with a servant, collecting beetles in the eastern parts of the Austrian empire, visiting successively Carinthia, Carniola, Croatia and Dalmatia. He was about to leave for Hungary when his father obtained a pardon on his behalf from Louis XVIII. Dejean returned to Paris by the end of 1818 and remained lieutenant general on reserve until 1830. During that period he probably spent most of his time working on his collection and publications although he also participated in political activities in France as he became a member of the Chambre des Pairs in 1824 following the death of his father. He returned to duty briefly in 1831-1832 and was in charge of the cavalry associated with the Anvers Expedition to support the Belgians fighting for their independence against the Dutch. In January 1833 he was named Grand Officer and in April 1844 Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour.

After his return to Paris in 1818, Dejean was rich and respected as were all the generals that served under Napoleon. He financed several collecting expeditions, and also bought a number of collections including that of Pierre André Latreille, around 1826, which added 1700 species to his collection (Dejean 1828: vi). At the second meeting of the Société entomologique de France, on 7 February 1832, the honorary members of the Société (which were limited to 12, including one-third from outside of France) were announced. Dejean was not selected. This probably upset the General and may be the reason why he distanced himself from the Société in its early years (Bousquet 2004: 36). However, he eventually became a member of the Société in 1837 and was elected President for the year 1840.

Around the time of the last livraison of his third catalogue, Dejean in 1837, his sight weakening, talked about selling his collection which at the time was certainly the largest beetle collection ever assembled by one person. Negotiations then started with the French government to place the collection at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Dejean asked for 50, 000 francs for the beetles and 10, 000 francs for the Lepidoptera and miscellaneous orders (Anonymous 1840a: 373). However, negotiations with the government failed. The King of Prussia tried to acquire the collection but Dejean refused his offer. Since nobody in France was able to raise the money, Dejean’s collection was finally sold in parts, during 1840, as advertised in a prospectus published in the Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou (Anonymous 1840a). At the time, his collection contained 24, 643 species and more than 118, 000 specimens (Anonymous 1840a: 371; Mannerheim 1842: 869). In November 1840, Dejean also offered his library for sale (Anonymous 1840b).

Dejean died on the 17th of March 1845, aged 64, after a lengthy illness, at his residence on 17 rue de l’Université, Paris. He was survived by his wife Adèle Barthélemy, whom he married in 1802, and their five children.

Figure 1.

Portrait of Count Pierre François Marie Auguste Dejean [1780-1845].

Dates of publication

Dejean’s second catalogue was published in five livraisons (i.e., fascicles). There are no dates inside the publication, except for the year on the cover of each part. The earliest dates on which each part of the work was demonstrated to be in existence were discussed by Madge (1988: 318). These dates are to be adopted as the date of publication for each part (ICZN 1999: Article 21.7). They are as follows: livraison 1 [pp. 1–96], 19 January 1833; livraison 2 [pp. 97–176], 27 July 1833; livraison 3 [pp. 177–256], April-June 1834 (for nomenclatural purposes, 30 June 1834); livraison 4 [pp. 257–360], 22 August 1835; livraison 5 [pp. 361–443], end of 1836 (for nomenclatural purposes, 31 December 1836). The dates for the first, second and fourth livraisons are taken from the Bibliographie de la France, a weekly recording journal for publications issued in France. The date for the third livraison came from the notice of new literature of the second quarter (April–June) in the Annales de la Société Entomologique de France in 1834 (p. xxxv). The date for the last livraison is more problematic. The wrapper of the last livraison on the copy we have seen, and those on two copies seen by Madge (1988: 320), are dated 1834 and can be explained by the fact that the publisher used old wrappers from the third livraison. Madge (1988: 320) noted that the last livraison was published in 1836, probably toward the end of the year, because it was noted by Erichson (1837b: 285) in his notice of the entomological literature of 1836 published in Archiv für Naturgeschichte.

As pointed out by Madge (1988), the fifth livraison of the second and third editions of Dejean’s catalogues, where the chrysomélines and trimères sections appeared, were printed from the same type but published at different times. Madge (1988) commented that the most logical explanation is that both livraisons were printed in 1836 (possibly at about the same time) but the release of the last livraison of the third edition was delayed possibly to give Dejean time to complete a preface. Since the fifth livraison of the second and third editions are identical (except for the page number), a number of genera at the end of the fourth livraison of the second edition were duplicated at the beginning of the fifth livraison. The duplicated genera are Megalopus (part, pp. 358 and 361), Megascelis (pp. 358 and 361), Orsodacna (pp. 359 and 361), Syneta (pp. 359 and 361), Auchenia (pp. 359 and 361), Lema (pp. 359 and 362), and Alurnus (part, pp. 360 and 363).

Authorship

As frequently done in the first half of the 19th Century, taxonomists and collectors proposed scientific names for new species in their collections. However, specimens were often exchanged, sold or given away to collaborators before they were formally described in scientific literature. As a result, many of these species were eventually described by authors other than the original ones, although they usually retained the original scientific names and credited the person who proposed the name. Dejean received specimens from many correspondents over time and retained the original names and authors in his publications. It should be noted that since Dejean is the author of the second catalogue of his beetle collection, he is to be credited with all new available genus-group names even though they are credited to other authors in his publication (see ICZN 1999: Article 50.1). There is one exception to this and it concerns the new generic names attributed to Chevrolat in the chrysomélines [pp. 356-431] and trimères [pp. 432–440] sections. In the avertissement (i.e., preface) of the third edition of his catalogue, Dejean (1837: xiii) wrote “Quant aux chrysomélines et à la section des trimères, M. Chevrolat s’en étant particulièrement occupé, je l’ai prié de vouloir bien m’aider de ses conseils, et j’ai adopté tous les genres qu’il a créés au dépens des anciens grands genres… Je le prie de recevoir mes remercîments pour la part qu’il a bien voulu prendre à la rédaction de ce Catalogue” [As for the sections relating to the chrysomélines and the trimères, which M. Chevrolat dedicated himself to, I asked him to help me with his advice, and I have used all the genera that he created at the expense of the older large genera… I ask him to accept my thanks for the part he took in the compilation of this Catalogue]. The preface was certainly intended to be distributed with the last livraison of Dejean’s second catalogue; however all the undistributed copies of the first four livraisons were destroyed in a fire in Paris on the 12th of December 1835. Because of this, Dejean decided to release the preface only with the third edition of his catalogue which was published soon after in 1836 and 1837.

In the past decades, Chevrolat’s names in Dejean’s second edition for the chrysomélines and trimères sections have been attributed to Chevrolat by almost all authors we have seen. However, Konstantinov et al. (2011: 17) argued, in reference to the name Plectroscelis, that it should be credited to Dejean since it is not explicitly demonstrated in the work itself that Chevrolat alone was responsible for the availability of the name (see ICZN 1999: Article 50.1.1). Strictly speaking this is true because Dejean’s comments about the involvement of Chevrolat appeared only in the third edition of his catalogue, not in his second catalogue as originally intended. However, we believe that using Dejean as the author of Plectroscelis and several other genera in the chrysomélines and trimères goes against the current trend in recent works on Coleoptera. An application to the Commission may be useful to settle this issue. In this work, the generic names attributed to Chevrolat in the chrysomélines and trimères sections are credited to Chevrolat.

Precedence

A number of works published between 1833 and 1836 have important nomenclatural significance for the names that appear in Dejean’s second catalogue. These works either contain genus-group names that take precedence over names included in Dejean’s catalogue or include new species-group names listed in Dejean’s catalogue. In order to establish precedence, we have ascertained the dates of publication of these works.


[1] Solier, A.J.J. 1833. Essai sur les buprestides. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 2: 261–316. This paper was published in the second issue of the second volume of the Annales which was recorded on 19 August 1833 by the Académie des Sciences (France) (published in L’Institut, Journal des Académie et Sociétés Scientifiques 1: 121). Therefore Solier’s publication was published after livraison 1 of Dejean’s catalogue recorded on 19 January 1833.

[2] Laporte, F.L.N. 1833. Essai d’une révision du genre Lampyre. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 2: 122–153. This paper was published in the first issue of the second volume of the Annales which was recorded on 17 June 1833 by the Académie des Sciences (France) (published in L’Institut, Journal des Académie et Sociétés Scientifiques 1: 41). Therefore Laporte’s publication was published before livraison 2 of Dejean’s catalogue recorded on 27 July 1833 and his names are considered older than Dejean’s names.

[3] Gory, H.L. and Percheron, A. 1833. Monographie des cétoines et genres voisins, formant, dans les familles naturelles de Latreille, la division des scarabées mélitophiles. J.B. Ballière, Paris [&] Londres. 410 pp. + 77 pls. This book was issued in 15 livraisons and the first one (pp. 1–73) was recorded on 25 May 1833 by the Bibliographie de la France. Therefore this livraison was issued before the second livraison of Dejean’s catalogue recorded on 27 July 1833, also by the Bibliographie de la France.

[4] Schönherr, C.J. 1834. Genera et species curculionidum, cum synonymia hujus familiae; species novae aut hactenus minus cognitae, descriptionibus A Dom. Leonardo Gyllenhal, C. H. Boheman, et entomologis aliis illustratae. Tomus secundus. Pars prima. Roret, Parisiis. 326 + [1] pp. This book was recorded on 7 May 1834 by the Société Entomologique de France and so is considered to precede Dejean’s third livraison, dated 30 June 1834.

[5] Boisduval, J.B.A. 1835. Voyage de découvertes de l’Astrolabe exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826-1827-1828-1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d’Urville. Faune entomologique de l’Océan Pacifique, avec l’illustration des insectes nouveaux receuillis pendant le voyage. Deuxième partie. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tatsu, Paris. vii + 716 pp. This book was recorded on 27 March 1835 by the Société de Géographie de France (Evenhuis 1997: 104) and so precedes Dejean’s fourth livraison recorded on 22 August 1835. Thus, Boisduval’s species-group names were made available before Dejean (1835).

[6] Schönherr, C.J. 1835. Genera et species curculionidum, cum synonymia hujus familiae; species novae aut hactenus minus cognitae, descriptionibus A Dom. Leonardo Gyllenhal, C. H. Boheman, et entomologis aliis illustratae. Tomus tertius. Pars prima. Roret, Parisiis. [3] + 505 pp. Although dated 1836 on the title page, this book was published in 1835. It was presented to the Société Entomologique de France on 2 December 1835 (Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 4: lxxvi). Dejean’s fourth livraison, recorded on 22 August 1835, precedes Schönherr’s publication and thus Dejean’s names have precedence over those of Schönherr (1835).

[7] Audinet-Serville, J.G. 1835. Nouvelle classification de la famille des longicornes (suite). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 4: 5–100. Audinet-Serville’s paper appeared in the first issue of the fourth volume of the Annales. This issue was recorded on 6 July 1835 by the Académie des Sciences (France) (published in L’Institut, Journal des Académie et Sociétés Scientifiques 3: 217) and so is considered to precede the fourth livraison of Dejean’s catalogue recorded on 22 August 1835.

[8] Audinet-Serville, J.G. 1835. Nouvelle classification de la famille des longicornes (suite). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 4: 197–228. This article was published in the second issue of the fourth volume of the Annales which was recorded on the 28 September 1835 by the Académie des Sciences (France). Therefore, the second part of Audinet-Serville’s work (1835) appeared after Dejean’s fourth livraison of his catalogue recorded on 22 August 1835 and Dejean’s names have precedence.

[9] Chevrolat, A. 1835. Mémoire sur un coléoptère tétramère de la famille des xylophages, et observations sur plusieurs espèces de cet ordre, rencontrées dans diverses fourmillières. Revue Entomologique 3: 263–269. This paper was published in livraison 17 of the Revue Entomologique which was presented to the Société Entomologique de France on 5 August 1835 (Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 4: liv). Dejean’s fourth livraison, recorded on 22 August 1835, was probably published later and so Chevrolat’s new genus-group name (Myrmechixenus) has precedence over the same name in Dejean (1835).

[10] Faldermann, F. 1835.Coleopterorum ab illustrissimo Bungio in China boreali, Mongolia, et montibus Altaicus collectorum, nec non ab ill. Turczaninoffio et Stchukino e provincia Irkutzk missorum illustrationes. Mémoires présentés à l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg par divers savans et lus dans ses assemblées (série 6) 2: 337–464. This volume was published in August 1835 (for nomenclatural purposes, 31 August 1835) as indicated on the recto of the title page of the volume. Consequently the names in Dejean’s fourth livraison, recorded on 22 August 1835, have precedence.

Methods

All genus-group names listed in Dejean’s second catalogue are treated. Those available prior to the publication of Dejean’s catalogue are listed with their currently accepted authorship and year in the Appendix. All new genus-group names are listed, whether they are available or not. For each new genus-group name, we have determined first the originally included available species and, for available names (e.g., those that include at least one available species-group name), the type species and the current status.

Originally included available species are those that were cited by name and available at the time of publication of the livraisons of Dejean’s catalogue, whether they were listed as valid or invalid. Any one of them can be selected as type species with the exception that when only one species is listed as valid, that species is the type species by monotypy regardless of any cited synonyms or varieties (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3). A species name followed by a question mark in Dejean’s catalogue indicates that Dejean was uncertain if his identification was correct. Such species are considered as “species inquirenda” and are deemed not to be originally included (ICZN 1999: Article 67.2.5); they cannot be selected as type species. An author’s name followed by a question mark indicates that Dejean was uncertain about the author’s name; these species are, nevertheless, originally included species.

Dejean regularly misattributed the authorship of the species-group names listed in his catalogue. For example, almost all species first described by Linnaeus were attributed to Fabricius. Those described by Dalman, Gyllenhal and others in Schönherr’s Synonymia insectorum were credited to Schönherr. Species described by Boisduval in the Voyage de découvertes de l’Astrolabe were often credited to d’Urville who was in charge of the expedition. We determined the correct authorship of species-group names listed in Dejean’s catalogue by checking the primary literature and the Index Animalium of Sherborn for similar scientific names with identical provenance and placed in the same taxonomic group.

We have considered all species-group names attributed by Dejean to himself as unavailable except in the following two cases. First, when an author, prior to the publication of Dejean’s catalogue, proposed an identical specific name that he attributed to Dejean. This is the case, for example, with several species described by Klug (1829). Second, when an author, prior to the publication of Dejean’s catalogue, proposed an identical specific name and stipulated that the specimen(s) was in the collection of Dejean. These are available species-group names in Dejean’s catalogue but are attributed to the authors that made them available earlier.

Unless indicated otherwise, we have assumed correct identity for all available species-group names listed in Dejean’s catalogue.

Dejean divided the Coleoptera into five major groups: Pentamères, Hétéromères, Tétramères, Trimères and Dimères. The Pentamères were further divided into the Carabiques (carabids), Hydrocanthares (dytiscids, noterids, haliplids, gyrinids), Brachélytres (staphylinids in part), Sternoxes (buprestids, elaterids, eucnemids), Malacodermes (rhipicerids, ptilodactylids, scirtids, lycids, lampyrids, cantharids, melyrids, etc.), Terediles (clerids, lymexylids, ptinids, etc.), Clavicornes (silphids, nitidulids, cryptophagids, dermestids, histerids, byrrhids, heterocerids, etc.), Palpicornes (hydraenids, hydrophilids) and Lamellicornes (scarabaeids, hybosorids, trogids, geotrupids, glaphyrids, lucanids, passalids). The Hétéromères were subdivided into the Mélasomes (tenebrionids in part), Taxicornes (tenebrionids in part, zopherids, leiodids in part, tetratomids), Ténébrionites (tetratomids, melandryids, pythids, tenebrionids in part, borids), Hélopiens (tenebrionids in part), Trachélides (tenebrionids in part, pyrochroids, anthicids, aderids, scraptiids, ripiphorids, mordellids, etc.), Vésicants (meloids) and Sténélytres (oedemerids, mycterids, salpingids). Finally, the Tétramères were divided into the Curculionites (Curculionoidea except scolytines and platypodines), Xylophages (scolytines, platypodines, bostrichids, sphindids, latridiids, mycetophagids, cerylonids, monotomids, cucujids, etc.), Longicornes (cerambycids), and Chrysomélines (chrysomelids, orsodacnids, megalopodids, erotylids, phalacrids, leiodids in part, corylophids). The Trimères (coccinellids, endomychids, dasycerines) and Dimères (pselaphines) were not divided any further. The same divisions are retained in this publication.

List of genus-group names in Dejean’s second catalogue (1833–1836)

Below is a list of all new genus-group names proposed in Dejean’s second catalogue following the taxonomic arrangement used in his catalogue. No new genera were proposed in the Pentamères: Carabiques and the Dimères. The Appendix gives all generic names listed in Dejean (1833-1836a) which were available prior to the publication of his catalogue.

Many generic names were proposed for the first time in Dejean’s second catalogue as invalid synonyms. According to the ICZN (1999: Article 11.6.1), a name originally published as junior synonym of an available name can be available from its first publication as synonym if it had been treated before 1961 as an available name and either adopted as the name of a taxon or treated as a senior homonym. The originally included species are the species (cited by available names) first directly associated with the synonym (ICZN 1999: Article 67.12). Except for the name Sphaeromorphus Dejean, the species first directly associated with the synonym are the species listed by Dejean following the synonym. Three names first published as junior synonyms in Dejean’s second catalogue are available: Adoretus Dejean, 1833, Sphaeromorphus Dejean, 1833, and Pterostenus Dejean, 1835.

In several instances, Dejean proposed a new generic name as valid while he listed a genus name in synonymy that was already available. It is obvious that Dejean proposed replacement names or emendations in most cases, sometimes with reason because of homonymy, but on other occasions without apparent reason. In five of those cases (Ampedus, Saerangodes, Eutrapela, Plocaederus, and Amphionycha), the names were not considered as replacement names because it was self-evident that it was not Dejean’s intention; these names are interpreted as new names. Two names are interpreted as unjustified emendations, Pandarus Dejean, 1834 for Dendarus Dejean, 1821 and Monohammus Dejean, 1835 for Monochamus Dejean, 1821. All other names are interpreted as replacement names.

Pentamères: Hydrocanthares

Cybister Dejean, 1833: 59 (as “Cybister. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Gyrinus cinctus Germar, 1824.

Type species: Gyrinus cinctus Germar, 1824 by monotypy.

Current status: junior homonym of Cybister Curtis, 1827 [Dytiscidae]; senior synonym of Gyretes Brullé, 1835 in Gyrinidae (fide Hope 1838: 145).


Cyclous Dejean, 1833: 58 (as “Cyclous. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Gyrinus americanus Linnaeus, 1767 (as “Americanus. Fabr.”); Gyrinus australis Fabricius, 1775; Gyrinus longimanus Olivier, 1791; Gyrinus micans Fabricius, 1792; Gyrinus spinosus Fabricius, 1781; Gyrinus vittatus Germar, 1824.

Type species: Gyrinus australis Fabricius, 1775 by subsequent designation (Hope 1838: 145).

Current status: valid subgenus of Dineutus Macleay, 1825 in Gyrinidae (fide Lawrence et al. 1987: 366).


Cymatopterus Dejean, 1833: 54 (as “Cymatopterus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Dytiscus bogemanni Gyllenhal, 1813; Dytiscus dolabratus Paykull, 1798; Dytiscus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Fuscus. Fabr.”); Dytiscus striatus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Striatus. Fabr.”).

Type species: Dytiscus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation (Thomson 1859: 13).

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Colymbetes Clairville, 1806 in Dytiscidae (fide Nilsson 2003: 45).


Epinectus Dejean, 1833: 58 (as “Epinectus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Graphoderus Dejean, 1833: 54 (as “Graphoderus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Dytiscus bilineatus DeGeer, 1774 (as “Bilineatus. Payk.”); Dytiscus cinereus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Cinereus. Fabr.”); Dytiscus verrucifer Sahlberg, 1824; Dytiscus vittatus Fabricius, 1775; Dytiscus zonatus Hoppe, 1795 (as “Zonatus. Fabr.”).

Type species: Dytiscus cinereus Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation (Westwood 1838: 8).

Current status: valid genus in Dytiscidae (fide Nilsson 2003: 49).


Liopterus Dejean, 1833: 54 (as “Liopterus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Dytiscus oblongus Illiger, 1801.

Type species: Dytiscus oblongus Illiger, 1801 (= Dytiscus haemorrhoidalis Fabricius, 1787) by monotypy.

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Copelatus Erichson, 1832 in Dytiscidae (fide Nilsson 2003: 47).


Nogrus Dejean, 1833: 53 (as “Nogrus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Dytiscus griseus Fabricius, 1781; Dytiscus sticticus Linnaeus, 1767 (as “Var. Sticticus. Fabr.”).

Type species: Dytiscus griseus Fabricius, 1781 (= Dytiscus sticticus Linnaeus, 1767) by monotypy.

Current status: objective synonym of Eretes Laporte, 1833 in Dytiscidae (fide Nilsson 2003: 53).

Comments. The name sticticus is listed as a variety of griseus in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Nogrus is griseus by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).

The name Eretes Laporte was proposed in the fourth and last issue of the first volume (1832) of the Annales de la Société Entomologique de France which was likely published in 1833, probably after the first livraison of Dejean’s catalogue (recorded on 19 January 1833). Therefore Nogrus Dejean is probably older than Eretes Laporte although we are unable to confirm it.


Orectochilus Dejean, 1833: 59 (as “Orectochilus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Gyrinus gangeticus Wiedemann, 1821 (as “Gangiticus. Wiedemann.”); Gyrinus villosus Müller, 1776 (as “Villosus. Fabr.”).

Type species: Gyrinus villosus Müller, 1776 by subsequent designation (Westwood 1838: 8).

Current status: valid genus in Gyrinidae (fide Mazzoldi 2003: 28).


Rhantus Dejean, 1833: 54 (as “Rantus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Dytiscus adspersus Panzer, 1797 (as “Adspersus. Fabr.”); Dytiscus agilis Fabricius, 1792; Dytiscus collaris Paykull, 1798 (as “Collaris. Gyllenhal.”); Dytiscus conspersus Marsham, 1802 (as “Conspersus. Gyllenhal.); Colymbetes insolatus Gebler, 1830 (as “Insolatus. Eschsch.”); Dytiscus notatus Fabricius, 1781; Colymbetes pulverosus Stephens, 1828 (as “Pulverosus. Knoch.”).

Type species: Colymbetes pulverosus Stephens, 1828 (= Colymbetes suturalis Macleay, 1825) by subsequent designation (Hope 1838: 131).

Current status: valid genus in Dytiscidae (fide Nilsson 2003: 45).

Comments. The spelling of Dejean’s name was fixed in Opinion 289 (ICZN 1954).


Scutopterus Dejean, 1833: 54 (as “Scutopterus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Dytiscus lanio Fabricius, 1775; Dytiscus pustulatus Rossi, 1792.

Type species: Dytiscus lanio Fabricius, 1775 by subsequent designation (Nilsson et al. 1989: 307).

Current status: name suppressed in Dytiscidae.

Comments. The name Scutopterus Dejean was suppressed for the purposes of the Principle of Priority in Opinion 1725 (ICZN 1993).


Thermonetus Dejean, 1833: 53 (as “Thermonetus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Dytiscus circumscriptus Latreille, 1809.

Type species: Dytiscus circumscriptus Latreille, 1809 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Dytiscidae (fide Nilsson et al. 1989: 308).


Trigonocheilus Dejean, 1833: 59

Originally included available species: none.


Trochalus Dejean, 1833: 53 (as “Trochalus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Dytiscus aciculatus Herbst, 1784 (as “Aciculatus. Oliv.”); Dytiscus costalis Fabricius, 1775 (as “Costalis. Oliv.”); Dytiscus dispar Rossi, 1790 (as “Dispar. Sturm.”); Dytiscus fimbriolatus Say, 1823; Dytiscus immarginatus Fabricius, 1794; Dytiscus laevigatus Olivier, 1795 (as “Laevigatus. Fabr.”); Dytiscus lateralis Fabricius, 1798; Dytiscus limbatus Fabricius, 1775; Dytiscus roeselii Füessly, 1775 (as “Roeselii. Fabr.”).

Type species: Dytiscus roeselii Füessly, 1775 (= Dytiscus lateralimarginalis DeGeer, 1774) by subsequent designation (Nilsson et al. 1989: 308).

Current status: junior homonym of Trochalus Laporte, 1832 [Scarabaeidae]; senior objective synonym of Scaphinectes Ádám, 1993 in Dytiscidae (fide Nilsson 2003: 51).

Pentamères: Brachélytres

Astenus Dejean, 1833: 65

Originally included available species: Staphylinus angustatus Paykull, 1789 (as “Angustatus. Fabr.”); Paederus extensus Mannerheim, 1830 (as “Extensus. Gyllenhal.”); Paederus filiformis Latreille, 1806 (as “Filiformis. Dahl.”); Paederus procerus Gravenhorst, 1806 (as “Procerus. Knoch.”).

Type species: Staphylinus angustatus Paykull, 1789 (= Staphylinus gracilis Paykull, 1789) by subsequent designation (Westwood 1838: 17).

Current status: valid genus in Staphylinidae (fide Smetana 2004a: 579).


Callictenus Dejean, 1833: 59

Originally included available species: none.


Corynocerus Dejean, 1833: 68

Originally included available species: none.


Lithocharis Dejean, 1833: 65

Originally included available species: Paederus bicolor Olivier, 1795 (as “Bicolor. Grav.”); Paederus ochraceus Gravenhorst, 1802; Paederus rubricollis Gravenhorst, 1806 (as “Rubricollis. Gyllenhal.”).

Type species: Paederus ochraceus Gravenhorst, 1802 by subsequent designation (Thomson 1859: 28).

Current status: valid genus in Staphylinidae (fide Smetana 2004a: 605).


Lyeidius Dejean, 1833: 64 (as “Lyeidius. Leach.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Macrostenus Dejean, 1833: 64

Originally included available species: none.


Megalops Dejean, 1833: 66

Originally included available species: none.


Microphius Dejean, 1833: 65

Originally included available species: none.


Microsaurus Dejean, 1833: 61

Originally included available species: Staphylinus attenuatus Gravenhorst, 1802; Staphylinus boops Gravenhorst, 1802; Staphylinus fuliginosus Gravenhorst, 1802; Staphylinus impressus Panzer, 1796 (as “Impressus. Grav.”); Staphylinus laevigatus Gyllenhal, 1810; Staphylinus lateralis Gravenhorst, 1802; Staphylinus maurorufus Gravenhorst, 1806 (as “Maurorufus. Gyllenhal.”); Staphylinus molochinus Gravenhorst, 1806; Staphylinus nitidus Fabricius, 1787; Staphylinus ochripennis Ménétriés, 1832; Staphylinus praecox Gravenhorst, 1802; Staphylinus scintillans Gravenhorst, 1806; Staphylinus scitus Gravenhorst, 1806; Staphylinus subuliformis Gravenhorst, 1802 (as “Subuliformis. Gyllenhal.”); Staphylinus variabilis Gyllenhal, 1810.

Type species: Staphylinus ochripennis Ménétriés, 1832 (Opinion 2115 in ICZN 2005).

Current status: valid subgenus of Quedius Stephens, 1829 in Staphylinidae (fide Smetana 2004b: 657).


Olisthaerus Dejean, 1833: 69

Originally included available species: Staphylinus substriatus Paykull, 1790 (as “Substriatus. Gyllenhal.”).

Type species: Staphylinus substriatus Paykull, 1790 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Staphylinidae (fide Herman 2001b: 659).


Ophiomorphus Dejean, 1833: 64

Originally included available species: none.


Phloeobium Dejean, 1833: 69

Originally included available species: Staphylinus depressus Paykull, 1789 (as “Depressum. Gyllenhal.).

Type species: Staphylinus depressus Paykull, 1789 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Megarthrus Stephens, 1829 in Staphylinidae (fide Herman 2001a: 605).


Platytoma Dejean, 1833: 59

Originally included available species: none.


Plochionocerus Dejean, 1833: 64

Originally included available species: Staphylinus violaceus Olivier, 1795.

Type species: Staphylinus violaceus Olivier, 1795 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Staphylinidae (fide Herman 2001c: 3743).


Sauromorphus Dejean, 1833: 59

Originally included available species: none.

Pentamères: Sternoxes

Abrobapta Dejean, 1833: 80

Originally included available species: none.


Actenodes Dejean, 1833: 80

Originally included available species: Buprestis nobilis Fabricius, 1787.

Type species: Buprestis nobilis Linnaeus, 1758 (Opinion 2008 in ICZN 2002: 212).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008c: 1560).

Comments. Linnaeus (1758: 410) described Buprestis nobilis from “Indiis.” Fabricius (1787: 180) described a new species under the name Buprestis nobilis and gave the provenance as “Cajennae.” It is quite obvious that Dejean (1833: 80) had Fabricius’ species in mind since “Cayennae” is listed as the provenance for his specimens. Fabricius’ species is currently included in the genus Chrysobothris Eschscholtz, 1829 (Bellamy 2008c: 1657) while Linnaeus’ species is actually included in the genus Actenodes Dejean, 1833 and recorded only from the Neotropical Region, including French Guiana (Bellamy 2008c: 1569). As far as we know, Saunders (1871: 93) is the first author to have listed, without comments, nobilis Linnaeus from Cayenne and ever since Linnaeus’ species is recorded from the Neotropical Region only. Nobody seems to have studied the type material of Buprestis nobilis Linnaeus. There is no Actenodes known from India or from Eurasia which leads to speculate that nobilis Linnaeus, unless the provenance given by Linnaeus is incorrect, is probably not an Actenodes. Nevertheless, the ICZN (2002: 212) ruled that Buprestis nobilis Linnaeus, 1758, a species not Originally included in Dejean (1833: 80), is the type species of Actenodes Dejean.


Ampedus Dejean, 1833: 92 (as “Ampedus. Megerle.”)

Originally included available species: Elater auritus Herbst, 1806; Elater balteatus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Balteatus. Fabr.”); Elater carbonicolor Eschscholtz, 1829; Elater collaris Say, 1825; Elater elongatulus Fabricius, 1787; Elater ephippium Olivier, 1790 (as “Ephippium. Fabr.”); Elater erythrogonus Müller, 1821; Elater nigricollis Say, 1823; Elater nigrinus Herbst, 1784 (as “Nigrinus. Gyllenhal.”); Elater praeustus Fabricius, 1792; Elater sanguineus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Sanguineus. Fabr.”); Elater sanguinicollis Panzer, 1793; Elater sanguinipennis Say, 1823; Elater semiruber Stephens, 1830 (as “Semiruber. Leach.”); Elater tristis Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Tristis. Fabr.”); Elater verticinus Palisot de Beauvois, 1819.

Type species: Elater sanguineus Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation (Curtis 1838: Pl. 694).

Current status: valid genus in Elateridae (fide Cate 2007: 120).


Analampis Dejean, 1833: 79

Originally included available species: none.


Brachys Dejean, 1833: 83

Originally included available species: Trachys tesselatus Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Trachys tesselatus Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008d: 2571).


Callimicra Dejean, 1833: 83

Originally included available species: none.


Cardiotarsus Dejean, 1833: 91 (as “Cardiotarsus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Catoxantha Dejean, 1833: 75

Originally included available species: Buprestis bicolor Fabricius, 1775; Buprestis heros Wiedemann, 1823.

Type species: Buprestis bicolor Fabricius, 1775 by monotypy.

Current status: senior synonym of Megaloxantha Kerremans, 1902 in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 446).

Comments. The name heros is listed in synonymy with bicolor in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Catoxantha is bicolor by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).

Catoxantha Solier, 1833 [type species: Buprestis opulenta Gory, 1832] is currently considered a valid genus and is treated as a senior homonym of Catoxantha Dejean, 1833 (e.g., Bellamy 2008a: 446). However Dejean’s name is older than Solier’s name (see “Precedence” section[1]). Usage of Catoxantha Dejean, 1833 as valid would imply nomenclatural changes: Megaloxantha Kerremans, 1902 would become a junior synonym of Catoxantha Dejean and Catoxantha Solier would be replaced by Epacmene Gistel, 1848. A request to the Commission to suppress Catoxantha Dejean, 1833 is necessary to promote nomenclatural stability.


Chalcophora Dejean, 1833: 77 (as “Chalcophora. Serville.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis detrita Klug, 1829; Buprestis fabricii Rossi, 1794; Buprestis mariana Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Mariana. Fabr.”); Buprestis quadrinotata Klug, 1829; Buprestis stigmatica Dalman, 1817 (as “Stigmatica. Schönherr.”); Buprestis virginiensis Drury, 1773 (as “Virginiensis. Herbst.”).

Type species: Buprestis mariana Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation (Duponchel 1843: 372).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 558).


Chrysesthes Dejean, 1833: 78 (as “Chrysesthes. Serville.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis angularis Dalman, 1817 (as “Angularis. Schönherr.”); Buprestis tripunctata Fabricius, 1787.

Type species: Buprestis tripunctata Fabricius, 1787 by subsequent designation (Drapiez 1837: 412).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 588).


Chrysochroa Dejean, 1833: 75 (as “Chrysochroa. Carcel.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis fulgida Olivier, 1790 (as “Fulgida. Fabr.”); Buprestis fulminans Fabricius, 1787; Buprestis ignita Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Ignita. Fabr.”); Buprestis mutabilis Olivier, 1790; Buprestis ocellata Fabricius, 1775; Buprestis vittata Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Buprestis fulminans Fabricius, 1787 by subsequent designation (Kurosawa 1982: 185).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 429).


Cratonychus Dejean, 1833: 87

Comments. This name is treated as an unnecessary replacement name for Melanotus Eschscholtz, 1829 [Elateridae].


Ctenonychus Dejean, 1833: 87

Originally included available species: none.

Comments. Dejean’s name is considered to be different from Ctenonychus Stephens, 1830 also proposed in Elateridae.


Cylindroderus Dejean, 1833: 94 (as “Cylindroderus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Cyphonota Dejean, 1833: 79

Originally included available species: Buprestis sibirica Fabricius, 1781; Buprestis tartarica Pallas, 1773.

Type species: Buprestis sibirica Fabricius, 1781 (= Buprestis tartarica Pallas, 1773) by monotypy.

Current status: name suppressed in Buprestidae.

Comments. The name tartarica is listed in synonymy with sibirica in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Cyphonota is sibirica by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).

Cyphonota Dejean was suppressed for the purposes of the Principle of Priority in Opinion 2083 (ICZN 2004).


Cyria Dejean, 1833: 75 (as “Cyria. Serville.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis imperialis Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Buprestis imperialis Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: junior homonym of Cyria Leach, 1818 [Mollusca]; senior subjective synonym of Cyrioides Carter, 1920 in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008b: 1017).


Diphucrania Dejean, 1833: 81

Originally included available species: Buprestis leucosticta Kirby, 1819.

Type species: Buprestis leucosticta Kirby, 1819 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008e: 3262).

Comments. The ICZN (2008: 325) voted against the suppression of Diphucrania Dejean, 1833 in Opinion 2214 to maintain Cisseis Gory and Laporte, 1839. Therefore Diphucrania Dejean has precedence over Cisseis Gory and Laporte.


Dirhagus Dejean, 1833: 84 (as “Dirhagus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Euchroma Dejean, 1833: 76 (as “Euchroma. Serville.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis gigantea Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Gigantea. Fabr.”).

Type species: Buprestis gigantea Linnaeus, 1758 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 572).


Eurhipis Dejean, 1833: 85

Originally included available species: none.


Eurythyrea Dejean, 1833: 78 (as “Eurythyrea. Serville.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis austriaca Linnaeus, 1767 (as “Austriaca. Fabr.”); Buprestis marginata Olivier, 1790; Buprestis micans Fabricius, 1792; Buprestis quercus Herbst, 1780; Buprestis scutellaris Olivier, 1790; Buprestis similis Schönherr, 1817.

Type species: Buprestis austriaca Linnaeus, 1767 by subsequent designation (Duponchel 1845: 525).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008b: 1076).


Evides Dejean, 1833: 77 (as “Evides. Serville.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis elegans Fabricius, 1781; Buprestis satrapa Schönherr, 1817; Buprestis smaragdula Olivier, 1790 (as “Smaragdula. Fabr.”); Buprestis suturalis Fabricius, 1801; Buprestis ventricosa Olivier, 1790.

Type species: Buprestis elegans Fabricius, 1781 by subsequent designation (Bellamy 1997: 370).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 569).


Geronia Dejean, 1833: 79

Originally included available species: none.


Hemiops Dejean, 1833: 95 (as “Hemiops. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Hypocaelus Dejean, 1833: 85 (as “Hypocaelus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Elater filum Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Elater filum Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Nematodes Berthold, 1827 in Eucnemidae (fide Muona 2007: 87).

Comments. The name “Buprestoides. Rossi.” listed from “Italia” by Dejean (1833: 85) cannot be interpreted and is considered a nomen nudum.


Lampetis Dejean, 1833: 76

Originally included available species: Buprestis bioculata Olivier, 1790; Buprestis catenulata Klug, 1829; Buprestis fastuosa Fabricius, 1775; Buprestis mimosae Klug, 1829.

Type species: Buprestis bioculata Olivier, 1790 by subsequent designation (Lacordaire 1857: 30).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008b: 892).


Lampra Dejean, 1833: 78 (as “Lampra. Megerle.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis conspersa Gyllenhal, 1801; Buprestis festiva Linnaeus, 1767 (as “Festiva. Fabr.”); Buprestis plebeja Herbst, 1801; Buprestis rutilans Fabricius, 1777; Buprestis variolosa Paykull, 1799.

Type species: Buprestis rutilans Fabricius, 1777 (Opinion 1825 in ICZN 1996b).

Current status: junior homonym of Lampra Hübner, 1821 [Lepidoptera]; senior objective synonym of Lamprodila Motschulsky, 1860 in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 600).

Comments. As pointed out by Mühle (1993: 28), the first valid type species designation for Lampra Dejean is that of Casey (1909: 52) who designated Buprestis festiva Linnaeus, 1767. However, the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN 1996b) ruled in Opinion 1825 that the type species of Scintillatrix Obenberger, 1956 is Buprestis rutilans Fabricius, 1777. Since Scintillatrix Obenberger is a replacement name for Lampra Dejean, both must have the same type species (ICZN 1999: Article 67.8).


Lasionota Dejean, 1833: 83

Originally included available species: none.


Leptia Dejean, 1833: 78

Originally included available species: none.


Lius Dejean, 1833: 83 (as “Lius. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Macrodes Dejean, 1833: 94

Originally included available species: none.


Megacnemius Dejean, 1833: 94 (as “Megacnemius. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


MelanoxanthusDejean, 1833: 91 (as “Melanoxanthus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Elater melanocephalus Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Elater melanocephalus Fabricius, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Elateridae (fide Cate 2007: 137, as “Melanoxanthus Eschscholtz, 1838”).


Microrhagus Dejean, 1833: 85 (as “Microrhagus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Elater pygmaeus Fabricius, 1792; Eucnemis sahlbergi Mannerheim, 1823.

Type species: Elater pygmaeus Fabricius, 1792 by subsequent designation (Westwood 1838: 25).

Current status: valid genus in Eucnemidae (fide Muona 2007: 82).


Oomorpha Dejean, 1833: 83

Originally included available species: none.


Oophorus Dejean, 1833: 93 (as “Oophorus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Elater dilectus Say, 1825; Elater dorsalis Say, 1823; Elater elegans Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Elater elegans Fabricius, 1792 by subsequent designation (Hyslop 1921: 659).

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Aeolus Eschscholtz, 1829 (fide Cate 2007: 104).


Oxycleidius Dejean, 1833: 89 (as “Oxycleidius. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Perothops Dejean, 1833: 87 (as “Perothops. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Perotis Dejean, 1833: 77 (as “Perotis. Megerle.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis lugubris Fabricius, 1777; Buprestis unicolor Olivier, 1790.

Type species: Buprestis lugubris Fabricius, 1777 by subsequent designation (Bellamy 1997: 370).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008b: 964).


Phaenops Dejean, 1833: 79 (as “Phaenops. Megerle.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis appendiculata Fabricius, 1792; Buprestis clypeata Paykull, 1799; Buprestis cyanea Fabricius, 1775; Buprestis decostigma Fabricius, 1787; Buprestis guttulata Gebler, 1830; Buprestis morio Fabricius sensu Paykull, 1799; Buprestis quatuordecimguttata Olivier, 1790; Buprestis tarda Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Buprestis cyanea Fabricius, 1775 by subsequent designation (Théry 1942: 73) (see Opinion 1826 in ICZN 1996c).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008c: 1535).


Physorhinus Dejean, 1833: 86 (as “Physorhinus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Polybothris Dejean, 1833: 78

Originally included available species: none.


Polycesta Dejean, 1833: 78 (as “Polycesta. Serville.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis depressa Linnaeus, 1771 (as “Depressa. Oliv.”); Buprestis porcata Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Buprestis porcata Fabricius, 1775 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 365).

Comments. The name depressa is listed in synonymy with porcata in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Polycesta is porcata by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Polychroma Dejean, 1833: 79

Originally included available species: Buprestis crenata Donovan, 1805; Buprestis decemmaculata Kirby, 1818; Buprestis rufipennis Kirby, 1818; Buprestis undulata Donovan, 1805.

Type species: none found.

Current status: name suppressed in Buprestidae.

Comments. Dejean’s name, as Polychroma Dejean, 1836, was suppressed for the purposes of the Principle of Priority in Opinion 1628 (ICZN 1991).


Prionophora Dejean, 1833: 78

Originally included available species: none.


Pristiptera Dejean, 1833: 78

Originally included available species: Buprestis blanda Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Buprestis blanda Fabricius, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: senior subjective synonym of Pelecopselaphus Solier, 1833 in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 586).

Comments. Pelecopselaphus Solier, 1833 [type species: Buprestis angularis Schönherr, 1817] is currently considered a valid genus and treated as a senior synonym of Pristiptera Dejean, 1833 (e.g., Bellamy 2008a: 586). However Dejean’s name is older than Solier’s name (see “Precedence” section[1]). An application to the Commission is needed to conserve Pelecopselaphus Solier, 1833 as the valid name.


Psiloptera Dejean, 1833: 76 (as “Psiloptera. Serville. ”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis attenuata Fabricius, 1792; Buprestis bilineata Latreille, 1813; Buprestis collaris Olivier, 1790 (as “Collaris. Fabr.”); Buprestis cuproaenea Latreille, 1813 (as “Cupreoaenea. Latreille.”); Buprestis equestris Olivier, 1790; Buprestis fulgida Olivier, 1790; Buprestis hirtomaculata Herbst, 1801; Buprestis viridiaurea Schönherr, 1817.

Type species: Buprestis attenuata Fabricius, 1792 by subsequent designation (Thomson 1878: 29).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008b: 838).


Pterotarsus Dejean, 1833: 84 (as “Pterotarsus. Latreille.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Ptosima Dejean, 1833: 79 (as “Ptosima. Serville.”)

Originally included available species: Buprestis novemmaculata Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Buprestis novemmaculata Fabricius, 1775 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 326).


Rhigmaphorus Dejean, 1833: 84

Originally included available species: none.


Selagis Dejean, 1833: 79

Originally included available species: none.


Sericosomus Dejean, 1833: 96 (as “Sericosomus. Serville.”)

Comments. This name is treated as an unnecessary replacement name for Sericus Eschscholtz, 1829 [Elateridae].


Sphaerocephalus Dejean, 1833: 85 (as “Sphaerocephalus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Sphenoptera Dejean, 1833: 81

Originally included available species: Buprestis antiqua Illiger, 1803; Buprestis dejeanii Zoubkoff, 1829; Buprestis dianthi Stéven, 1829; Buprestis fossulata Gebler, 1824; Buprestis geminata Illiger, 1803; Buprestis glabrata Ménétriés, 1832; Buprestis lineata Fabricius, 1775; Buprestis metallica Fabricius, 1792; Buprestis meyeri Gebler, 1830; Buprestis pulverulenta Herbst, 1801; Buprestis tricuspidata Olivier, 1790 (as “Tricuspidata. Schönherr.”); Buprestis trispinosa Klug, 1829.

Type species: Buprestis antiqua Illiger, 1803 by subsequent designation (Volkovitsh and Kalashian 2002: 166).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008b: 635).


Steatoderus Dejean, 1833: 94 (as “Steatoderus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Elater ferrugineus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Ferrugineus. Fabr.”).

Type species: Elater ferrugineus Linnaeus, 1758 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Elater Linnaeus, 1758 in Elateridae (fide Cate 2007: 131).


Steraspis Dejean, 1833: 75

Originally included available species: Buprestis scabra Fabricius, 1775; Buprestis speciosa Klug, 1829; Buprestis squamosa Klug, 1829.

Type species: Buprestis scabra Fabricius, 1775 by subsequent designation (Bellamy 1997: 369).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 461).


Strigoptera Dejean, 1833: 78

Originally included available species: Buprestis bimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Bimaculata. Fabr.”); Buprestis bivittata Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Buprestis bimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation (Cobos 1981: 32).

Current status: valid genus in Buprestidae (fide Bellamy 2008a: 379).


Xyloecus Dejean, 1833: 85 (as “Xyloecus. Serville.”)

Comments. This name is treated as an unnecessary replacement name for Xylophilus Mannerheim, 1823 [Eucnemidae].

Pentamères: Malacodermes

Actenista Dejean, 1833: 101

Originally included available species: none.


Anisocera Dejean, 1833: 105

Originally included available species: none.


Atela Dejean, 1833: 100

Originally included available species: none.


Auge Dejean, 1833: 100

Originally included available species: none.


Calendyma Dejean, 1833: 111

Originally included available species: none.


Callianthia Dejean, 1833: 104

Originally included available species: Cantharis bimaculata Fabricius, 1781; Telephorus fallax Germar, 1824 (as “Fallax. Illiger.”); Telephorus luctuosus Latreille, 1809; Cantharis marginata Fabricius, 1775; Telephorus pulchellus MacLeay, 1826; Cantharis schüppelii Klug, 1829 (as “Schüppelii. Dej.”); Telephorus scriptus Germar, 1824; Cantharis varians Klug, 1829 (as “Varians. Dej.”).

Type species: Cantharis marginata Fabricius, 1775 by subsequent designation (Hope 1840: 141).

Current status: junior synonym of Chauliognathus Hentz, 1830 in Cantharidae (fide Ramsdale 2002: 214).


Charactus Dejean, 1833: 98

Originally included available species: Lycus atratus Fabricius, 1801; Cantharis bicolor Linnaeus, 1763 (as “Bicolor. Fabr.”); Lycus cinctus Fabricius, 1801; Pyrochroa fasciata Fabricius, 1787; Lycus flabellatus Dalman, 1817 (as “Flabellatus. Schönherr.”); Lycus limbatus Fabricius, 1801; Lycus nigricornis Latreille, 1817; Pyrochroa reticulata Fabricius, 1775; Lycus suturalis Latreille, 1813; Lycus terminalis Say, 1823; Lycus terminatus Latreille, 1813; Lycus tricolor Olivier, 1790 (as “Tricolor. Fabr.”).

Type species: Lycus limbatus Fabricius, 1801 by present designation.

Current status: senior objective synonym of Calopteron Laporte, 1836 in Lycidae (fide Bocák 1998: 249, as “Calopteron Castelnau, 1838”).

Comments. Charactus Dejean, 1833 has precedence over Calopteron Laporte, 1836 which is currently used as valid (e.g., Bocák 1998: 249, as “Calopteron Castelnau, 1838”). Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999: Article 23.9) or an application to the Commission is necessary to conserve usage of the name Calopteron Laporte. The genus Calopteron was first proposed by Laporte (1836: 25) for “Lycus limbatus, fasciatus, tricolor, bicolor… de Fabricius.” Its type species is Lycus limbatus Fabricius, 1801 by subsequent designation of Bocák (1998: 249).


Cladon Dejean, 1833: 97

Originally included available species: none.


Colophotia Dejean, 1833: 103

Originally included available species: Lampyris australis Fabricius, 1775; Lampyris capensis Fabricius, 1775; Cantharis italica Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Italica. Fabr.”); Lampyris japonica Thunberg, 1784 (as “Japonica. Fabr.”); Lampyris mingrelica Ménétriés, 1832 (as “Mingrelica. Mannerheim.”); Lampyris praeusta Eschscholtz, 1822; Lampyris vespertina Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Lampyris praeusta Eschscholtz, 1822 by subsequent designation (Motschulsky 1853: 52).

Current status: valid genus in Lampyridae (fide Ballantyne and Lambkin 2000: 21).


Ctenidion Dejean, 1833: 104

Originally included available species: none.


Dadophora Dejean, 1833: 100

Originally included available species: none.


Ellychnia Dejean, 1833: 102

Originally included available species: Lampyris corrusca Linnaeus, 1767 (as “Corrusca. Fabr.”); Lampyris guttula Fabricius, 1801; Lampyris nigricans Say, 1823.

Type species: Lampyris corrusca Linnaeus, 1767 by subsequent designation (Motschulsky 1853: 28).

Current status: valid genus in Lampyridae (fide Lloyd 2002: 193, as “Ellychnia Blanchard 1845”).


Epicyrtus Dejean, 1833: 97

Originally included available species: none.


Epiphyta Dejean, 1833: 110

Originally included available species: none.


Eurycerus Dejean, 1833: 100

Originally included available species: Homalisus platycerus Wiedemann, 1821.

Type species: Homalisus platycerus Wiedemann, 1821 by monotypy.

Current status: unknown.

Comments: We have found no information on the type species. It is not listed as a member of the family Omalisidae based on Bocák and Brlik’s review (2008).


Geopyris Dejean, 1833: 103

Originally included available species: Lampyris hemiptera Goeze, 1777 (as “Hemiptera. Fabr.”).

Type species: Lampyris hemiptera Goeze, 1777 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Phosphaenus Laporte, 1833 in Lampyridae (fide Geisthardt and Satô 2007: 230).

Comments. Phosphaenus Laporte, 1833 is older than Geopyris Dejean, 1833 (see “Precedence” section [2]).


Lychnuris Dejean, 1833: 101

Originally included available species: Lampyris atra Olivier, 1790; Lampyris bicolor Fabricius, 1801; Lampyris laticornis Fabricius, 1792; Lampyris savignii Kirby, 1818 (as “Savignyi. Kirby.”).

Type species: Lampyris bicolor Fabricius, 1801 by subsequent designation (McDermot 1966: 14).

Current status: valid genus in Lampyridae (fide McDermot 1966: 14).

Comments. Lychnuris Dejean, 1833 was incorrectly treated as an invalid synonym of Pyrocoelia Gorham, 1880 by Geisthardt and Satô (2007: 228) even though Dejean’s name is older.


Lygistopterus Dejean, 1833: 98

Originally included available species: Lycus dichrous Klug, 1829; Cantharis sanguineus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Sanguineus. Fabr.”); Lycus succinctus Latreille, 1809.

Type species: Cantharis sanguineus Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation (Chevrolat 1846: 515).

Current status: valid genus in Lycidae (fide Miller 2002: 177).


Nematophora Dejean, 1833: 101

Originally included available species: none.


Nyctocharis Dejean, 1833: 100

Originally included available species: none.


Nyctophanes Dejean, 1833: 101

Originally included available species: Cantharis ignita Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Ignita. Fabr.”); Lampyris lineata Gyllenhal, 1817 (as “Lineata. Schönherr.”); Lampyris maculata Olivier, 1790 (as “Maculata. Fabr.”); Lampyris pallida Olivier, 1790; Lampyris scintillans Latreille, 1813.

Type species: Lampyris lineata Gyllenhal, 1817 by subsequent designation (Motschulsky 1853: 34).

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Aspisoma Laporte, 1833 in Lampyridae (fide McDermot 1966: 29).

Comments. Aspisoma Laporte, 1833 is older than Nyctophanes Dejean, 1833 (see “Precedence” section [2]).


Photuris Dejean, 1833: 103

Originally included available species: Lampyris lunifera Eschscholtz, 1822; Lampyris versicolor Fabricius, 1798.

Type species: Lampyris versicolor Fabricius, 1798 by subsequent designation (Barber 1951: 11).

Current status: valid genus in Lampyridae (fide Lloyd 2002: 193, as “Photuris LeConte 1851”).


Podabrus Dejean, 1833: 105 (as “Podabrus. Fischer.”)

Originally included available species: Cantharis alpinus Paykull, 1798; Cantharis annulata Mannerheim, 1824 (as “Annulatus. Fischer.”); Cantharis diadema Fabricius, 1798.

Type species: Cantharis alpinus Paykull, 1798 by subsequent designation (Stephens 1835: 416).

Current status: valid genus in Cantharidae (fide Kazantsev and Brancucci 2007: 237, as “Podabrus Westwood, 1838”).


Pygolampis Dejean, 1833: 102

Originally included available species: Lampyris albilatera Gyllenhal, 1817 (as “Albilatera. Schönherr.”); Lampyris discoidea Sahlberg, 1823 (as “Discoidea. Schönherr.”); Lampyris glauca Olivier, 1790; Lampyris linearis Latreille, 1809; Lampyris livida Olivier, 1790; Lampyris marginata Linnaeus, 1767 (as “Marginata. Fabr.”); Cantharis pyralis Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Pyralis. Fabr.”); Lampyris truncata Eschscholtz, 1822; Lampyris vittigera Gyllenhal, 1817 (as “Vittigera. Schönherr.”).

Type species: Lampyris glauca Olivier, 1790 by present designation.

Current status: junior homonym of Pygolampis Germar, 1824 [Hemiptera] and Pygolampis Kirby and Spence, 1828 [Lampyridae]; senior subjective synonym of Robopus Motschulsky, 1853 in Lampyridae (fide McDermot 1966: 50).

Comments. This generic name is not the same as Pygolampis Kirby and Spence, 1828, also in the family Lampyridae.


Pyractomena Dejean, 1833: 102

Originally included available species: none.


Rabdota Dejean, 1833: 100

Originally included available species: none.


Selas Dejean, 1833: 100

Originally included available species: Lampyris latreillei Kirby, 1818.

Type species: Lampyris latreillei Kirby, 1818 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Lamprocera Laporte, 1833 in Lampyridae (fide McDermot 1966: 23).

Comments. The name Lamprocera Laporte, 1833 is older than Selas Dejean, 1833 (see “Precedence” section [2]).


Spenthera Dejean, 1833: 101

Originally included available species: none.


Xanthestha Dejean, 1833: 105

Originally included available species: Cantharis pectoralis Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Cantharis pectoralis Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Cordylocera Guérin-Méneville, 1830 in Cantharidae (fide Delkeskamp 1977: 218).

Pentamères: Terediles

Aegialites Dejean, 1833: 117 (as “Aegialites. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Callitheres Dejean, 1833: 112 (as “Callitheres. Latreille.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Epiphloeus Dejean, 1833: 113

Originally included available species: none.


Notostenus Dejean, 1833: 113

Originally included available species: Anobium viride Thunberg, 1781.

Type species: Anobium viride Thunberg, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cleridae (fide Opitz 2011: 52).


Phyllobaenus Dejean, 1833: 113

Originally included available species: Clerus humeralis Germar, 1824.

Type species: Clerus humeralis Germar, 1824 (= Clerus humeralis Say, 1823) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cleridae (fide Opitz 2002: 276).


Stemmoderus Dejean, 1833: 114

Originally included available species: none.


Xystrophorus Dejean, 1833: 115

Originally included available species: none.

Pentamères: Clavicornes

Cylistus Dejean, 1833: 129 (as Cylistus. Godet.)

Originally included available species: Hister cylindricus Paykull, 1811.

Type species: Hister cylindricus Paykull, 1811 by monotypy.

Current status: valid subgenus of Platysoma Leach, 1817 in Histeridae (fide Mazur 2011: 64).


Dermophagus Dejean, 1833: 125

Originally included available species: none.


Encaustes Dejean, 1833: 122

Originally included available species: none.


Episcapha Dejean, 1833: 123

Originally included available species: Ips fasciata Fabricius, 1777; Engis glabra Wiedemann, 1823; Ips grandis Fabricius, 1792; Engis heros Say, 1823; Erotylus quadripustulatus Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: none validly designated.

Current status: valid genus in Erotylidae (fide Wegrzynowicz 2007b: 539).

Comments. The type species of Episcapha cited by Chûjô (1969: 95) and Wegrzynowicz (2007b: 539), Engis quadrimacula Wiedemann, 1823, is not an originally included species. No type species is designated here since all available species listed by Dejean are currently included in other genera or in subgenera of Episcapha other than the nominotypical one. In order to preserve stability in the nomenclature of the genus, an application to the Commission is needed to retain Engis quadrimacula Wiedemann, 1823 as type species even though the species is not an originally included species.


Haeterius Dejean, 1833: 128 (as Haeterius. Godet.)

Originally included available species: Hister ferrugineus Olivier, 1789; Hister quadratus Kugelann, 1794 (as “Quadratus. Paykull.”).

Type species: Hister quadratus Kugelann, 1794 (= Hister ferrugineus Olivier, 1789) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Histeridae (fide Mazur 2011: 125).

Comments. The name ferrugineus is listed in synonymy with quadratus in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Haeterius is quadratus by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Hyporhagus Dejean, 1833: 129

Originally included available species: Tritoma marginata Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Tritoma marginata Fabricius, 1792 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Zopheridae (fide Ivie 2002b: 455, as “Hyporhagus Thomson, 1860”).


Lasioderma Dejean, 1833: 119

Originally included available species: none.


Leionota Dejean, 1833: 129

Originally included available species: Hololepta lamina Paykull, 1811; Hister quadridentatus Olivier, 1789 (as “Quadridentata. Fabr.”).

Type species: Hister quadridentatus Olivier, 1789 by subsequent designation (Bickhardt 1916: 29).

Current status: valid subgenus of Hololepta Paykull, 1811 in Histeridae (fide Mazur 2011: 52, as “Leionota Marseul, 1853”).


Monoplius Dejean, 1833: 128

Originally included available species: none.


Omalodes Dejean, 1833: 128

Originally included available species: Hister angulatus Fabricius, 1801 (as “Angulatus. Paykull.”); Hister laevigatus Quensel, 1806 (as “Laevigatus. Schönherr.”); Hister omega Kirby, 1818 (as “Omega. Mannerheim.”).

Type species: Hister omega Kirby, 1818 by subsequent designation (Hope 1840: 105).

Current status: valid genus in Histeridae (fide Mazur 2011: 72).


Oxysternus Dejean, 1833: 129 (as Oxysternus. Godet.)

Originally included available species: Hister maxillosus Drury, 1782 (as “Maxillosus. Fabr.”).

Type species: Hister maxillosus Drury, 1782 (= Hister maximus Linnaeus, 1767) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Histeridae (fide Mazur 2011: 53).


Platyderus Dejean, 1833: 125

Originally included available species: none.


Selenoderus Dejean, 1833: 119

Originally included available species: none.


Thyreosoma Dejean, 1833: 119

Originally included available species: none.

Pentamères: Palpicornes

Cyclonotum Dejean, 1833: 134

Originally included available species: Sphaeridium abdominale Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Sphaeridium abdominale Fabricius, 1792 by monotypy.

Current status: senior synonym of Dactylosternum Wollaston, 1854 in Hydrophilidae (new synonymy).

Comments. Cyclonotum is usually incorrectly credited to Erichson (1837a: 212), with Hydrophilus orbicularis Fabricius, 1775 as type species, and listed as a junior synonym of Coelostoma Brullé, 1835 (e.g., Hansen 1999: 242; Hansen 2004: 60). To promote nomenclatural stability a request to the Commission is necessary to suppress Cyclonotum Dejean, 1833 and conserve Dactylosternum Wollaston, 1854 as the valid name. Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999, Article 23.9) cannot be used to suppress Cyclonotum since the name was used as valid after 1899 (e.g., Régimbart 1906: 269).

Pentamères: Lamellicornes

Ablabera Dejean, 1833: 159

Originally included available species: Melolontha lateralis Wiedemann, 1821; Melolontha splendida Fabricius, 1781 (as “Splendida. Illiger.”).

Type species: Melolontha splendida Fabricius, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Ahrens 2006: 141).

Comments: The name lateralis is listed in synonymy with splendida in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Ablabera is splendida by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Acallus Dejean, 1833: 149

Originally included available species: none.


Acerus Dejean, 1833: 150

Originally included available species: none.


Adelops Dejean, 1833: 164

Originally included available species: none.


Adoretus Dejean, 1833: 157 (as “Adoretus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Melolontha compressa Weber, 1801; Melolontha lanata Fabricius, 1801; Melolontha nigrifrons Steven, 1809; Melolontha obscura Fabricius, 1781; Melolontha senegallia Dufour, 1821.

Type species: Melolontha nigrifrons Steven, 1809 by subsequent designation (Medvedev 1949: 313).

Current status: valid genus (fide Král and Smetana 2006: 248, as “Adoretus Laporte, 1840”).

Comments. This generic name was first proposed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Trigonostoma Dejean, 1833. It was treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon (e.g., Laporte 1840: 142). Krell (2007) commented on the authorship, date and type species of Adoretus.


Aegidium Dejean, 1833: 150

Originally included available species: none.


Aegostheta Dejean, 1833: 159

Originally included available species: Melolontha longicornis Fabricius, 1787.

Type species: Melolontha longicornis Fabricius, 1787 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Lacroix 2007: 203).


Amphicrania Dejean, 1833: 163

Originally included available species: Melolontha palpalis Eschscholtz, 1822.

Type species: Melolontha palpalis Eschscholtz, 1822 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Liogenys Guérin-Méneville, 1831 in Scarabaeidae (fide Evans 2003: 206).


Ancylonycha Dejean, 1833: 160

Originally included available species: Melolontha fervida Fabricius, 1775; Melolontha ilicis Knoch, 1801; Melolontha knochii Schönherr and Gyllenhal, 1817 (as “Knochii. Schönherr.”); Melolontha leucophthalma Wiedemann, 1819; Melolontha pilosicollis Knoch, 1801; Melolontha quercina Knoch, 1801; Melolontha serrata Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Melolontha serrata Fabricius, 1781 by subsequent designation (Duponchel 1840: 481).

Current status: senior objective synonym of Holotrichia Hope, 1837 in Scarabaeidae (fide Saylor 1942: 157).

Comments. Ancylonycha Dejean, 1833 has precedence over Holotrichia Hope, 1837, which is considered as the valid name for the genus (e.g., Smetana and Král 2006: 218). Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999: Article 23.9) cannot be used because Ancylonycha Dejean was used as valid after 1899 (with Holotrichia as synonym) at least once by Saylor (1942: 157). Therefore an application to the Commission is necesssary to conserve usage of the name Holotrichia Hope.


Anisonchus Dejean, 1833: 157

Originally included available species: Melolontha atriplicis Fabricius, 1787.

Type species: Melolontha atriplicis Fabricius, 1787 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Hoplopus Laporte, 1832 in Scarabaeidae (fide Hope 1837: 70).


Aplonycha Dejean, 1833: 162

Originally included available species: none.


Arctodium Dejean, 1833: 167

Originally included available species: none.


Aulacium Dejean, 1833: 137

Originally included available species: Scarabaeus novaehollandiae Fabricius sensu Dejean, 1833 (as “Hollandiae. Fabr.”).

Type species: Scarabaeus novaehollandiae Fabricius sensu Dejean 1833 (= Aulacium carinatum Reiche, 1841) by monotypy.

Current status: senior objective synonym of Mentophilus Laporte, 1840 in Scarabaeidae (fide Cassis and Weir 1992: 167, as “Aulacium Reiche”).

Comments. Scarabaeus hollandiae is treated here as an incorrect subsequent spelling of Scarabaeus novaehollandiae Fabricius, 1775 introduced by Fabricius (1781: 32).

According to the ICZN (1999: Article 70.3), an author who discovers that a type species was misidentified, which is the case here, may select, and thereby fix as type species, the nominal species previously cited as type species (e.g., Scarabaeus novaehollandiae Fabricius, 1775) or the taxonomic species actually involved in the misidentification (e.g., Aulacium carinatum Reiche, 1841). Scarabaeus novaehollandiae is currently the type species of the genus Tesserodon Hope, 1837 by monotypy and Aulacium carinatum is currently placed in the genus Mentophilus Laporte, 1840, as a junior synonym of Mentophilus hollandiae Laporte, 1840 (Cassis and Weir 1992: 167). However Laporte’s Mentophilus hollandiae is not an available species since Laporte (1840: 74) referred to Fabricius’ (1801: 57) Ateuchus hollandiae (as “Fabr., 1, 57, 14”) when he described the species. Aulacium carinatum Reiche (1841: 211) is the valid name for the species currently know as Mentophilus hollandiae Laporte. We are selecting as type species of Aulacium Dejean the species actually involved in the misidentification, Aulacium carinatum Reiche, 1841. This makes Aulacium Dejean, 1833 a senior synonym of Mentophilus Laporte, 1840. An application to the Commission is necesssary to conserve usage of the name Mentophilus Laporte. We were unable to find 25 references in the last 50 years to qualify Mentophilus Laporte as nomen protectum (see ICZN 1999: Article 23.9.1).


Barybas Dejean, 1833: 164

Originally included available species: none.


Brachysternus Dejean, 1833: 154

Originally included available species: none.


Bubas Dejean, 1833: 143 (as “Bubas. Megerle.”)

Originally included available species: Scarabaeus bison Linnaeus, 1767 (as “Bison. Fabr.”); Onitis bubalus Olivier, 1812 (as “Bubalus. Latreille.”).

Type species: Scarabaeus bison Linnaeus, 1767 by subsequent designation (Janssens 1937: 135).

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Bezděk and Krell 2006: 158, as “Bubas Mulsant, 1842”).


Caelidia Dejean, 1833: 155

Originally included available species: none.


Caelodera Dejean, 1833: 159

Comments. This name is treated as a replacement name for Pachypus Dejean, 1821 [Scarabaeidae], a junior homonym of Pachypus Billberg, 1820 [Scarabaeidae]. However, Pachypus Billberg, 1820 is a nomen oblitum and Pachypus Dejean, 1821a nomen protectum following Bouchard et al. (2011: 253).


Callichloris Dejean, 1833: 155

Originally included available species: none.


Carteronyx Dejean, 1833: 162

Originally included available species: none.


Catalasis Dejean, 1833: 159

Originally included available species: Melolontha anketera Herbst, 1790; Melolontha australis Gyllenhal, 1817 (as “Australis. Schönherr.”); Melolontha occidentalis Fabricius, 1775; Melolontha orientalis Krynicki, 1832 (as “Orientalis. Ziegler.”); Melolontha pilosa Fabricius, 1792; Melolontha villosa Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Melolontha villosa Fabricius, 1781 by subsequent designation (Bezděk 2006b: 191).

Current status: junior objective synonym of Anoxia Laporte, 1832 in Scarabaeidae (fide Bezděk 2006b: 191).


Chalconotus Dejean, 1833: 136

Originally included available species: Scarabaeus cupreus Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Scarabaeus cupreus Fabricius, 1775 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Branco 2011: 12).

Comments. Until recently the name Chalconotus was attributed to Reiche (1841: 212) and considered a junior objective synonym of Anachalcos Hope, 1837. Branco (2011: 12) corrected the situation.


Chloenobia Dejean, 1833: 161

Originally included available species: none.


Chlorota Dejean, 1833: 154

Originally included available species: none.


Coprobas Dejean, 1833: 137

Originally included available species: none.


Coptorhinus Dejean, 1833: 152

Originally included available species: Scarabaeus retusus Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Scarabaeus retusus Fabricius, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: name suppressed in Scarabaeidae.

Comments. Coptorhinus Dejean, 1833 was placed in Opinion 1838 on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology for the purposes of the Principle of Priority but not for the Principle of Homonymy (ICZN 1996d: 134).


Cryptodon Dejean, 1833: 150 (as “Cryptodon. Latreille. ”)

Originally included available species: none.


Dasysterna Dejean, 1833: 159

Originally included available species: none.


Dorysthaetus Dejean, 1833: 154

Originally included available species: none.


Encya Dejean, 1833: 159

Originally included available species: Melolontha commersonii Olivier, 1789.

Type species: Melolontha commersonii Olivier, 1789 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Lacroix 1993: 341).


Epicaulis Dejean, 1833: 164

Originally included available species: none.


Epichloris Dejean, 1833: 155

Originally included available species: Brachysternus prasinus Guérin-Méneville, 1831 (as “Prasina. d’Urville.”).

Type species: Brachysternus prasinus Guérin-Méneville, 1831 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Brachysternus Guérin-Méneville, 1831 (fide Gemminger and Harold 1869: 1231).


Epirinus Dejean, 1833: 137

Originally included available species: Canthon aeneus Wiedemann, 1823; Scarabaeus granulatus Olivier, 1789.

Type species: Scarabaeus granulatus Olivier, 1789 (=Scarabaeus flagellatus Fabricius, 1775) by subsequent designation (Scholtz and Howden 1987: 122).

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Medina and Scholtz 2005: 147, as “Epirinus Reiche, 1841”).

Comments. Scholtz and Howden (1987: 122) designated Scarabaeus flagellatus Fabricius, 1775 as the type of Epirinus (as “Epirinus Reiche”), a species not originally included. However since they placed at the same time that species in synonymy with Scarabaeus granulatus Olivier, 1789, a species originally included, they are deemed to have designated the latter species as type species (ICZN 1999: Article 69.2.2). Janssens (1938: 12) also designated Scarabaeus flagellatus Fabricius, 1775 as type species of Epirinus (as “Epirinus Reiche”) but he did not list the species in synonymy with Scarabaeus granulatus Olivier, 1789.


Eriesthis Dejean, 1833: 167

Originally included available species: none.


Eucheirus Dejean, 1833: 140

Originally included available species: none.


Eucranium Dejean, 1833: 135

Originally included available species: none.


Geobatus Dejean, 1833: 164

Originally included available species: none.


Gromphas Dejean, 1833: 143

Originally included available species: none.


Gymnogaster Dejean, 1833: 159

Originally included available species: none.


Gymnoloma Dejean, 1833: 167

Originally included available species: Melolontha atomaria Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Melolontha atomaria Fabricius, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Dombrow 2001: 107 as “Gymnoloma Burmeister, 1844”).


Heteronychus Dejean, 1833: 152

Originally included available species: Scarabaeus aries Fabricius, 1781; Geotrupes cricetus Hausmann, 1807; Scarabaeus morator Fabricius, 1798; Scarabaeus piceus Fabricius, 1775; Scarabaeus syrichtus Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Geotrupes cricetus Hausmann, 1807 by subsequent designation (Krell 2002: 40).

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Krell 2006: 280).

Comments: The first valid typification for Heteronychus Dejean is that of Duponchel (1845: 601) who selected Scarabaeus syrichtus Fabricius, 1775. However, this species is currently placed in the genus Syrictes Prell, 1936 (e.g., Endrödi 1985: 685). An application to the Commission to reject the typification of Duponchel is needed in order to keep using the current taxonomic concepts of Heteronychus and Syrictes. It appears that Syrictes Prell is itself a preoccupied genus name (not Syrictes Jordan & Evermann, 1927 [Pisces]) and needs a replacement name.


Hoplites Dejean, 1833: 150

Originally included available species: Scarabaeus enema Fabricius, 1787; Scarabaeus pan Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: none found.

Current status: senior synonym of Enema Hope, 1837 (fide Ratcliffe 2003: 295).

Comments. Hoplites Dejean, 1833 was treated as a nomen oblitum and Enema Hope, 1837 a nomen protectum by Ratcliffe (2003: 295). However, the name was suppressed by the Commission for both the Principle of Priority and Principle of Homonymy in Opinion 353 (ICZN 1955).


Hybalus Dejean, 1833: 149

Originally included available species: Geobius cornifrons Brullé, 1832 (as “Cornifrons. Dej.”); Scarabaeus glabratus Fabricius, 1792 (as “Glabratus. Paykull.”).

Type species: Geobius cornifrons Brullé, 1832 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide López-Colón 2006: 179).

Comments: The name glabratus is listed in synonymy with cornifrons in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Hybalus is cornifrons by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Hyperis Dejean, 1833: 167

Originally included available species: Hoplia eversmanni Faldermann, 1833.

Type species: Hoplia eversmanni Faldermann, 1833 (= Hoplia paupera Krynicki, 1832) by monotypy.

Current status: valid subgenus of Hoplia Illiger, 1803 in Scarabaeidae (fide Smetana 2006: 188).

Comments. The date of publication of volume 6 of the Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou, where the species Hoplia eversmanni Faldermann was published, is unknown besides the year. The permit for publication was delivered on 16 March 1833 [Julian calendar = 28 March 1833 for the Gregorian calendar] and suggests that the actual date of publication preceeds that of the second livraison of Dejean’s catalogue recorded on 27 July 1833. Hyperis was considered as available and credited to Dejean in recent publications (e.g., Hardy 1977: 6; Smetana and Smith 2006: 50; Smetana 2006: 188). To promote stability we consider that Hoplia eversmanni Faldermann, 1833 was available before the publication of Dejean’s catalogue despite that the date of publication of the Bulletin should theoretically be the last day of the year (ICZN 1999: 21.3.2). An application to the Commission may be necessary in this case.


Hyporhiza Dejean, 1833: 162

Originally included available species: Melolontha hypocrita Mannerheim, 1829.

Type species: Melolontha hypocrita Mannerheim, 1829 by monotypy.

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Rhinaspis Perty, 1830 in Scarabaeidae (new synonymy).

Comments. Hyporhiza Dejean is a senior objective synonym of Ulomenes Blanchard, 1850. Ulomenes was used as the valid name for this genus (e.g., Evans 2003: 346) until Katovich (2008: 1) synonymized Ulomenes Blanchard with Rhinaspis Perty.


Lagosterna Dejean, 1833: 159

Originally included available species: none.


Lasiopus Dejean, 1833: 164

Originally included available species: none.


Leocaeta Dejean, 1833: 159

Originally included available species: Melolontha alopex Fabricius, 1787.

Type species: Melolontha alopex Fabricius, 1787 by monotypy.

Current status: senior synonym of Sparrmannia Laporte, 1840 in Scarabaeidae (fide Dalla Torre 1913: 291).

Comments. Leocaeta Dejean, 1833is a nomen oblitum and Sparrmannia Laporte, 1840 a nomen protectum following Bouchard et al. (2011: 255).


Leptopus Dejean, 1833: 159

Originally included available species: none.


Leucopholis Dejean, 1833: 160

Originally included available species: Melolontha alba Olivier, 1789 (as “Alba. Fabr.”); Melolontha hypoleuca Wiedemann, 1819; Melolontha rorida Fabricius, 1801; Melolontha stigma Fabricius, 1794.

Type species: Melolontha rorida Fabricius, 1801 by subsequent designation (Bezděk 2006a: 33).

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Bezděk 2006b: 190).


Macrothops Dejean, 1833: 164 (as “Macrothops. Mac Leay.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Mallogaster Dejean, 1833: 162

Originally included available species: none.


Microplus Dejean, 1833: 166

Originally included available species: none.


Myoderma Dejean, 1833: 168

Originally included available species: Stripsypher sordidus Gory and Percheron, 1833 (as “Sordida. Dej.”).

Type species: Stripsypher sordidus Gory and Percheron, 1833 (= Trichius alutaceum Afzelius, 1817) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Ricchiardi and Gill 2009: 147 as “Myodermum Burmeister and Schaum, 1840”).

Comments. The name Stripsypher sordidus Gory and Percheron, 1833 was published and validated as “sordidus. Dej.” in the first livraison of Gory and Percheron’s Monographie des cétoines et genres voisins which was issued before the second livraison of Dejean’s catalogue (see “Precedence” section [3]). The second species listed by Dejean (1833: 168), “Fuliginosa. Dej., ” is not in Gory and Percheron’s publication.

This generic name is usually credited to Burmeister and Schaum (1840: 396) under the spelling Myodermum (e.g. Smith 2006: 178; Ricchiardi and Gill 2009: 147). This spelling is in prevailing usage but not attributed to the original author (see ICZN 1999: Article 33.3.1). Therefore the original spelling used by Dejean must be retained.


Onthocharis Dejean, 1833: 144

Originally included available species: none.


Onthoecus Dejean, 1833: 140

Originally included available species: none.


Ootoma Dejean, 1833: 163

Originally included available species: none.


Orthognatus Dejean, 1833: 174

Originally included available species: none.


Oxyomus Dejean, 1833: 147 (as “Oxyomus. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: Scarabaeus asper Fabricius, 1775; Aphodius bicolor Say, 1823; Scarabaeus caesus Creutzer, 1796 (as “Caesus. Fabr.”); Scarabaeus porcatus Fabricius, 1775; Scarabaeus sabuleti Panzer, 1797 (as “Sabuleti. Fabr.”); Scarabaeus stercorator Fabricius, 1775; Aphodius strigatus Say, 1823.

Type species: Scarabaeus porcatus Fabricius, 1775 (= Scarabaeus sylvestris Scopoli, 1763) by subsequent designation (Westwood 1838: 23).

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Dellacasa and Dellacasa 2006: 141).


Pachylus Dejean, 1833: 152

Originally included available species: none.


PhilochloeniaDejean, 1833: 163

Originally included available species: Melolontha elongata Fabricius, 1792; Melolontha filitarsis Germar, 1824.

Type species: Melolontha filitarsis Germar, 1824 (= Melolontha rufipennis Fabricius, 1801) by subsequent designation (Chevrolat 1847a: 735).

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Bouchard et al. 2011: 251).

Comments. Smith and Evans (2005: 40) designated Melolontha elongata Fabricius, 1792 as type species of Philochloenia which made the name a junior synonym of Dichelonyx Harris, 1827. However there is a valid earlier typification which makes Philochloenia a senior synonym of Anoplosiagum Blanchard, 1850 in the Melolonthinae (Scarabaeidae). Bouchard et al. (2011: 251) used the second approach and this seems the best avenue (Andrew Smith personal communication 2012).


Phytolaema Dejean, 1833: 162

Originally included available species: none.


Platycheira Dejean, 1833: 157

Originally included available species: none.


Platycoelia Dejean, 1833: 154

Originally included available species: Melolontha flavostriata Latreille, 1813.

Type species: Melolontha flavostriata Latreille, 1813 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Smith 2003: 31).


Podalgus Dejean, 1833: 152

Originally included available species: none.


Psalicerus Dejean, 1833: 174

Originally included available species: Lucanus femoratus Fabricius, 1775; Lucanus ibex Billberg, 1820 (as “Ibex. Sahlberg.”).

Type species: Lucanus femoratus Fabricius, 1775 by present designation.

Current status: senior objective synonym of Leptinopterus Hope, 1838 in Lucanidae (fide Krajčik 2001: 27).

Comments. Psalicerus Dejean, 1833 has precedence over Leptinopterus Hope, 1838 which is currently used as valid (e.g., Krajčik 2001: 27). Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999: Article 23.9) or an application to the Commission is necessary to conserve usage of the name Leptinopterus Hope.


Pygurus Dejean, 1833: 137

Originally included available species: none.


Rhinyptia Dejean, 1833: 157

Originally included available species: none.


Rhizobia Dejean, 1833: 157

Originally included available species: none.


Ryparus Dejean, 1833: 144

Originally included available species: none.


Schizonycha Dejean, 1833: 161

Originally included available species: Melolontha cylindrica Gyllenhal, 1817 (as “Cylindrica. Schönherr.”); Scarabaeus globator Fabricius, 1781; Melolontha henningii Fischer von Waldheim, 1823 (as “Henningii. Gebler.”); Melolontha moesta Say, 1825.

Type species: Scarabaeus globator Fabricius, 1781 by subsequent designation (Pope 1960: 68).

Current status: valid genus in Scarabaeidae (fide Smetana and Král 2006: 228).


Sciuropus Dejean, 1833: 162

Originally included available species: Melolontha rufipes Latreille, 1813.

Type species: Melolontha rufipes Latreille, 1813 by monotypy.

Current status: senior subjective synonym of Ancistrosoma Curtis, 1835 in Scarabaeidae (fide Dalla Torre 1913: 338).

Comments. Sciuropus Dejean, 1833 has precedence over Ancistrosoma Curtis, 1835 which is currently used as valid (e.g., Evans 2003: 224). Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999: Article 23.9) or an application to the Commission is necessary to conserve usage of the name Ancistrosoma Curtis, 1835.


Sericesthis Dejean, 1833: 164

Originally included available species: none.


Sphaeromorphus Dejean, 1833: 147 (as “Sphaeromorphus. Germar.”)

Originally included available species (from Germar 1843): Sphaeromorphus basilicus Germar, 1843; Sphaeromorphus bicinctus Germar, 1843; Sphaeromorphus chalceus Germar, 1843; Sphaeromorphus ebeninus Erichson, 1843; Sphaeromorphus globulus Erichson, 1843; Sphaeromorphus humeralis Erichson, 1843; Sphaeromorphus nanus Germar, 1843; Sphaeromorphus nitidus Germar, 1843; Sphaeromorphus politus Erichson, 1843; Sphaeromorphus pyritosus Erichson, 1843; Sphaeromorphus semipunctatus Germar, 1843; Sphaeromorphus semistriatus Germar, 1843; Sphaeromorphus seriatus Erichson, 1843; Sphaeromorphus sesquistriatus Germar, 1843; Sphaeromorphus volvox Erichson, 1843.

Type species: Sphaeromorphus humeralis Erichson, 1843 by present designation.

Current status: senior subjective synonym of Ceratocanthus White, 1842 in Scarabaeidae (fide Howden and Gill 2000: 289, as “Sphaeromorphus Germar”).

Comments. This generic name was proposed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Acanthocerus Macleay, 1819. It is available because it was treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon (e.g., Germar 1843: 111). All the species listed by Dejean (1833: 147) under this name are unavailable. The first species (cited by available names) directly associated with the name Sphaeromorphus are those cited by Germar (1843: 114–124).

Sphaeromorphus Dejean, 1833 has precedence over Ceratocanthus White, 1842. Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999: Article 23.9) or an application to the Commission is necessary to retain Ceratocanthus White as a valid taxon.


Spilota Dejean, 1833: 155

Originally included available species: none.


Streptocerus Dejean, 1833: 174

Originally included available species: none.


Strigidia Dejean, 1833: 155

Originally included available species: none.


Strigoderma Dejean, 1833: 158

Originally included available species: none.


Tarandus Dejean, 1833: 174 (as “Tarandus. Megerle.”)

Originally included available species: Lucanus tenebrioides Fabricius, 1787.

Type species: Lucanus tenebrioides Fabricius, 1787 (= Lucanus chrysomelinus Hochenwarth, 1785) by monotypy.

Current status: junior homonym of Tarandus Billberg, 1827 [Mammalia]; junior objective synonym of Ceruchus MacLeay, 1819 in Lucanidae (fide Krajčik 2001: 4).


Thyridium Dejean, 1833: 154

Originally included available species: none.


Trichops Dejean, 1833: 164 (as “Trichops. Mannerheim.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Trigonostoma Dejean, 1833: 157

Originally included available species: Melolontha compressa Weber, 1801; Melolontha lanata Fabricius, 1801; Melolontha nigrifrons Steven, 1809; Melolontha obscura Fabricius, 1781; Melolontha senegallia Dufour, 1821.

Type species: Melolontha lanata Fabricius, 1801 by subsequent designation (Machatschke 1972: 310).

Current status: junior homonym of Trigonostoma Blainville, 1825 [Mollusca]; senior objective synonym of Adoroleptus Brenske, 1893 in Scarabaeidae (fide Machatschke 1972: 310; Willems and Krell 2007: 220).


Trionychus Dejean, 1833: 150

Originally included available species: none.


Xylonichus Dejean, 1833: 155 (as “Xylonichus. Mac Leay.”)

Originally included available species: none.

Hétéromères: Mélasomes

Acisba Dejean, 1834: 185 (as “Acisba. Ziegler.”)

Originally included available species: Tentyria brevis Besser, 1832 (as “Brevis. Solier”); Tentyria cribrosa Besser, 1832 (as “Cribrosa. Solier”); Tentyria subovata Besser, 1832 (as “Subovata. Kollar.).

Type species: Tentyria cribrosa Besser, 1832 (= Pimelia punctata Fabricius, 1798) by subsequent designation (Löbl et al. 2008a: 40).

Current status: junior objective synonym of Pachychila Eschscholtz, 1831 in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 199).


Aethales Dejean, 1834: 180

Originally included available species: Epitragus brunnicornis Latreille, 1811.

Type species: Epitragus brunnicornis Latreille, 1811 by monotypy.

Current status: junior synonym of Epitragus Latreille, 1802 in Tenebrionidae (new synonymy).

Comments. Epitragus brunnicornis Latreille is listed as a species incertae sedis in the genus Epitragus Latreille by Freude (1967: 176).


Amatodes Dejean, 1834: 189

Originally included available species: Pimelia gemmata Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Pimelia gemmata Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: senior synonym of Oncosoma Westwood, 1843 in Tenebrionidae (fide Gebien 1943: 905, as “Amatodes Solier, 1844”).

Comments. Amatodes Dejean, 1834 has precedence over Oncosoma Westwood, 1843 which is currently used as valid (e.g., Robiche 2008: 525). Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999, Article 23.9) or an application to the Commission is necessary to conserve usage of the name Oncosoma Westwood, 1843.


Amphysus Dejean, 1834: 189

Originally included available species: none.


Arctylus Dejean, 1834: 180 (as “Arctylus. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: Praocis pentagonus Lacordaire, 1830.

Type species: Praocis pentagonus Lacordaire, 1830 by monotypy.

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Praocis Eschscholtz, 1829 in Tenebrionidae (new synonymy).

Comments. Two of the species included by Dejean (1834: 180) in this genus were described earlier by Lacordaire (1830: 286) as “N… ursinus” and “N… dasypoides” where “N…” possibly stands for “nouveau” [new] but unnamed genus, not Nyctelia as recorded by Sherborn in his Index Animalium. According to Article 11.9.3 (ICZN 1999), a species-group name must be published in unambiguous combination with a generic name. This is not the case and so Lacordaire’s species are considered unavailable.

The species ursinus was made available by Guérin-Méneville (1834: plate 105) in volume 4 of the Magasin de Zoologie. We were unable to find any precise date of publication for that volume. Therefore we consider that the name was not available before the publication of the third livraison of Dejean’s catalogue.

Praocis pentagonus Lacordaire is listed as a species incertae sedis in the genus Praocis Eschscholtz by Vidal and Guerrero (2007: 74).


Blacodes Dejean, 1834: 190

Originally included available species: none.


Brachygenius Dejean, 1834: 186 (as “Brachygenius. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Brachyscelis Dejean, 1834: 179 (as “Brachyscelis. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: Pimelia clavaria Faldermann, 1832; Pimelia metopotapha Fischer von Waldheim, 1832; Pimelia musiva Faldermann, 1832.

Type species: Pimelia musiva Faldermann, 1832 by subsequent designation (Bouchard et al. 2007: 388).

Current status: senior synonym of Pachyscelis Solier, 1836 in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 154).

Comments. Brachyscelis Dejean, 1834is a nomen oblitum and Pachyscelis Solier, 1836 a nomen protectum following Bouchard et al. (2007: 388).


Bradytes Dejean, 1834: 182

Originally included available species: none.

Comments. The sole species included by Dejean (1834: 182) in this genus was described earlier by Lacordaire (1830: 287) as “N… strangulatus” where “N…” possibly stands for “nouveau” [new] but unnamed genus, not Nyctelia as recorded by Sherborn in his Index Animalium. According to Article 11.9.3 (ICZN 1999), a species-group name must be published in unambiguous combination with a generic name. This is not the case and so Lacordaire’s species is considered unavailable.


Bradyus Dejean, 1834: 190

Originally included available species: Erodius pygmaeus Fischer von Waldheim, 1821.

Type species: Erodius pygmaeus Fischer von Waldheim, 1821 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 240).


Cacicus Dejean, 1834: 182

Originally included available species: Elenophorus americanus Lacordaire, 1830.

Type species: Elenophorus americanus Lacordaire, 1830 by monotypy.

Current status: junior homonym of Cacicus Lacépède, 1799 [Aves]; senior synonym of Megelenophorus Gebien, 1910 in Tenebrionidae (fide Gebien 1937: 701, as “Cacicus Solier, 1836”).


Caedius Dejean, 1834: 190

Originally included available species: none.


Calymmaphorus Dejean, 1834: 180 (as “Calymmaphorus. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.

Comments. The sole species included by Dejean in this genus was described earlier by Lacordaire (1830: 286) as “N… cucullatus” where “N…” possibly stands for “nouveau” [new] but unnamed genus, not Nyctelia as recorded by Sherborn in his Index Animalium. According to Article 11.9.3 (ICZN 1999), a species-group name must be published in unambiguous combination with a generic name. This is not the case and so Lacordaire’s species is considered unavailable.


Cephalostenus Dejean, 1834: 183 (as “Cephalostenus. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Cilibe Dejean, 1834: 187 (as “Cilibe. Latreille.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Colposcelis Dejean, 1834: 185 (as “Colposcelis. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: Tentyria abbreviata Gebler, 1830; Tentyria acutangula Faldermann, 1833; Tentyria angulosa Gebler, 1832 (as “Angulosa. Fischer.”); Tentyria angustata Steven, 1829 (as “Angustata. Gebler.”); Tentyria angusticollis Gebler, 1830; Tentyria depressa Gebler, 1830 (as “Depressa. Fischer.”); Tentyria elongata Gebler, 1829 (as “Elongata. Fischer.”); Tentyria eremita Steven, 1829; Tentyria gibbosa Steven, 1829 (as “Gibbosa. Gebler.”); Tentyria impressa Tauscher, 1812; Tentyria lata Steven, 1829 (as “Lata. Gebler.”); Tentyria longicollis Zoubkoff, 1833 (as “Longicollis. Karelin.”); Tentyria macrocephala Tauscher, 1812; Tentyria pygmaea Gebler, 1832 (as “Pygmaea. Mannerheim.”); Tentyria strigosa Germar, 1824 (as Strigosa. Gebler.”); Tentyria subquadrata Tauscher, 1812; Tentyria undulata Gebler, 1832 (as “Undulata. Mannerheim”).

Type species: Tentyria longicollis Zoubkoff, 1833 by subsequent designation (Gebien 1937: 598).

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 186).


Comphosida Dejean, 1834: 184 (as “Comphosida. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Coronus Dejean, 1834: 192

Originally included available species: none.


Cyrtoderes Dejean, 1834: 181 (as “Cyrtoderes. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: Tenebrio cristatus DeGeer, 1778 (as “Cristatus. Fab.”); Sepidium lacunosum Thunberg, 1784.

Type species: Sepidium lacunosum Thunberg, 1784 (= Tenebrio cristatus DeGeer, 1778) by present designation.

Current status: senior synonym of Phligra Laporte, 1840 in Tenebrionidae (fide Gebien 1910: 149, as “Cyrtoderes Solier, 1844”).

Comments. Cyrtoderes Dejean, 1834 has precedence over Phligra Laporte, 1840 which is currently used as valid (e.g., Koch 1955: 46). Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999: Article 23.9) or an application to the Commission is necessary to conserve usage of the name Phligra Laporte, 1840.


Dicrossa Dejean, 1834: 181 (as “Dicrossa. Klug.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Echinotus Dejean, 1834: 181

Originally included available species: none.


Entomoderes Dejean, 1834: 186 (as “Entomoderes. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.

Comments. One of the species included by Dejean (1834: 186) in this genus was described earlier by Lacordaire (1830: 281) as “N… erebi” where “N…” possibly stands for “nouveau” [new] but unnamed genus, not Nyctelia as recorded by Sherborn in his Index Animalium. According to Article 11.9.3 (ICZN 1999), a species-group name must be published in unambiguous combination with a generic name. This is not the case and so Lacordaire’s species is considered unavailable.


Epilasium Dejean, 1834: 192

Originally included available species: none.


Epiphysa Dejean, 1834: 178

Originally included available species: Pimelia flavicollis Fabricius, 1794; Pimelia inflata Olivier, 1795.

Type species: Pimelia flavicollis Fabricius, 1794 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Bouchard et al. 2005: 507).

Comments: The name inflata is listed in synonymy with flavicollis in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Epiphysa is flavicollis by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Hadrus Dejean, 1834: 192

Originally included available species: none.


Heliopates Dejean, 1834: 191

Comments. This name is treated as a replacement name for Heliophilus Dejean, 1821 [Tenebrionidae], a junior homonym of Heliophilus Meigen, 1803 [Diptera]. Heliophilus Dejean is currently listed as an invalid synonym of Phylan Dejean, 1821 [type species: Pedinus hybridus Latreille, 1804] (Löbl et al. 2008: 282) and Heliopates Dejean should also be a junior synonym of Phylan Dejean. However, Heliopates Dejean, 1834 is currently considered a valid genus (Löbl et al. 2008: 279) with Tenebrio lusitanicus Herbst, 1797 as type species. To promote stability, we believe the best avenue would be to submit an application to the Commission to retain Tenebrio lusitanicus Herbst as type species of Heliopates Dejean, 1834.


Herpiscius Dejean, 1834: 183

Originally included available species: none.


Hipomelus Dejean, 1834: 181

Originally included available species: Sepidium acuminatum Quensel, 1806 (as “Acuminatus. Schöenherr.”); Sepidium vittatum Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Sepidium vittatum Fabricius, 1781 by subsequent designation (Hope 1840: 116).

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Trachynotus Latreille, 1828 in Tenebrionidae (new synonymy).


Lasiostola Dejean, 1834: 179

Originally included available species: Pimelia hirta Fischer von Waldheim, 1820; Tenebrio pubescens Pallas, 1781.

Type species: Tenebrio pubescens Pallas, 1781 by subsequent designation (Hope 1840: 118).

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 152).


Leichenum Dejean, 1834: 194

Originally included available species: Opatrum pictum Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Opatrum pictum Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 283).


Leptodes Dejean, 1834: 181

Originally included available species: Sepidium boisduvalii Zoubkoff, 1833.

Type species: Sepidium boisduvalii Zoubkoff, 1833 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 149).


Macrotis Dejean, 1834: 186

Originally included available species: none.


Melancrus Dejean, 1834: 185

Originally included available species: none.


Melanesthes Dejean, 1834: 191

Originally included available species: Pedinus laticollis Gebler, 1829 (as “Laticollis. Fald.”); Opatrum sibiricum Faldermann, 1833.

Type species: Opatrum sibiricum Faldermann, 1833 by subsequent designation (Gebien 1939: 462).

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 267).


Melanostola Dejean, 1834: 179

Originally included available species: none.


Metopocerus Dejean, 1834: 190

Originally included available species: none.


Microzoum Dejean, 1834: 193

Originally included available species: Opatrum tibiale Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Opatrum tibiale Fabricius, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Melanimon Steven, 1829 in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 258).


Morica Dejean, 1834: 182

Originally included available species: Tenebrio grossa Linnaeus, 1767 (as “Grossa. Olivier.”); Akis planata Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Akis planata Fabricius, 1801 by subsequent designation (Hope 1840: 122).

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 127).


Nosoderma Dejean, 1834: 186

Originally included available species: none.


Notha Dejean, 1834: 182 (as “Notha. Eschscholtz.”)

Comments. This name was listed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Scotera Dejean, 1834, a nomen nudum. Therefore, Notha Dejean is not available.


Notocorax Dejean, 1834: 191

Originally included available species: Opatrum javanum Wiedemann, 1819.

Type species: Opatrum javanum Wiedemann, 1819 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 290).


Nyctipates Dejean, 1834: 188

Originally included available species: none.


Oncotus Dejean, 1834: 190

Originally included available species: none.


Pachycoelia Dejean, 1834: 187 (as “Pachycoelia. Boisduval.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Pachypterus Dejean, 1834: 192 (as “Pachypterus. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Pandarus Dejean, 1834: 191 (as “Pandarus. Megerle.”)

Comments. This name is treated as an unjustified emendation of Dendarus Dejean, 1821 [Tenebrionidae] (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 277).


Pelecyphorus Dejean, 1834: 186 (as “Pelecyphorus. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Philoscotus Dejean, 1834: 186

Originally included available species: none.


Physosterna Dejean, 1834: 179 (as “Physosterna. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: Pimelia ovata Olivier, 1795.

Type species: Pimelia ovata Olivier, 1795 (= Tenebrio torulosus Pallas, 1781) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Penrith 1979: 30, as “Physosterna Solier, 1837”).


Pilioloba Dejean, 1834: 194 (as “Pilioloba. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Platyholmus Dejean, 1834: 180 (as “Platyholmus. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: Praocis dilaticollis Lacordaire, 1830; Praocis gravidus Lacordaire, 1830.

Type species: Praocis dilaticollis Lacordaire, 1830 by subsequent designation (Desmarest 1860: 142).

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Gebien 1938: 79, as “Platyholmus Solier, 1840”).


Prionotheca Dejean, 1834: 179 (as “Prionotheca. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: Pimelia coronata Olivier, 1795.

Type species: Pimelia coronata Olivier, 1795 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 165).


Psorodes Dejean, 1834: 189

Comments. This genus is treated as a replacement name for Acanthomera Latreille, 1828 [Tenebrionidae], a junior homonym of Acanthomera Wiedemann, 1821 [Diptera].


Pterocoma Dejean, 1834: 178 (as “Pterocoma. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: Pimelia piligera Gebler, 1830.

Type species: Pimelia piligera Gebler, 1830 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 166).


Pterolasia Dejean, 1834: 179 (as “Pterolasia. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Sciaca Dejean, 1834: 184

Originally included available species: none.

Comments. The two species included by Dejean (1834: 184) in this genus were described earlier by Lacordaire (1830: 286) as “N… tentyrioides” and “N… antarctica” where “N…” possibly stands for “nouveau” [new] but unnamed genus, not Nyctelia as recorded by Sherborn in his Index Animalium. According to Article 11.9.3 (ICZN 1999), a species-group name must be published in unambiguous combination with a generic name. This is not the case and so Lacordaire’s species are considered unavailable.

The species tentyrioides was made available by Guérin-Méneville (1834: 12) in volume 4 of the Magasin de Zoologie. We were unable to find any precise date of publication for that volume. Therefore we consider that the name was not available before the publication of the third livraison of Dejean’s catalogue.


Sclerum Dejean, 1834: 193

Originally included available species: Opatrum ferrugineum Fabricius, 1801 (as “Ferrugineum. Eschsch. Fabr?”); Opatrum foveolatum Olivier, 1811; Opatrum orientale Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Opatrum orientale Fabricius, 1775 by subsequent designation (Hope 1840: 110).

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 274).


Scotera Dejean, 1834: 182

Originally included available species: none.


Selenomma Dejean, 1834: 183 (as “Selenomma. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Selenepistoma Dejean, 1834: 190 (as “Selenepistoma. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: Opatrum acutum Wiedemann, 1823; Opatrum longipalpe Wiedemann, 1823.

Type species: Opatrum acutum Wiedemann, 1823 by present designation.

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Eurynotus Kirby, 1819 in Tenebrionidae (fide Gebien 1938: 295, as “Selenepistoma M[u]ls[ant] & R[ey]”).


Stenholma Dejean, 1834: 184 (as “Stenholma. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Tetromma Dejean, 1834: 183 (as “Tetromma. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: Akis laevigata Fabricius, 1801; Tentyria minuta Tauscher, 1812; Tagenia striatopuncatata Wiedemann, 1821; Upis unicolor Herbst, 1797.

Type species: Upis unicolor Herbst, 1797 by subsequent designation (Löbl et al. 2008a: 43).

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Hyperops Eschscholtz, 1831 in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 192).


Thalpophila Dejean, 1834: 185 (as “Thalpophila. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Trigonoscelis Dejean, 1834: 179 (as “Trigonoscelis. Solier.”)

Originally included available species: Pimelia deplanata Krynicki, 1832 (as “Deplanata. Zoubkoff.”); Pimelia nodosa Fischer von Waldheim, 1820.

Type species: Pimelia nodosa Fischer von Waldheim, 1820 by subsequent designation (Hope 1840: 118).

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 171).


Zophius Dejean, 1834: 189

Originally included available species: Helops rufopictus Wiedemann, 1823.

Type species: Helops rufopictus Wiedemann, 1823 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Gebien 1942b: 757, as “Zophius Brême, 1842”).


Zophobius Dejean, 1834: 180

Originally included available species: none.

Comments. The sole species included by Dejean (1834: 180) in this genus was described earlier by Lacordaire (1830: 286) as “N… erotyloides” where “N…” possibly stands for “nouveau” [new] but unnamed genus, not Nyctelia as recorded by Sherborn in his Index Animalium. According to Article 11.9.3 (ICZN 1999), a species-group name must be published in unambiguous combination with a generic name. This is not the case and so Lacordaire’s species is considered unavailable.

Hétéromères: Taxicornes

Aniara Dejean, 1834: 199

Originally included available species: none.


Anisocheira Dejean, 1834: 197

Originally included available species: none.


Anisocrepis Dejean, 1834: 198

Originally included available species: none.


Apsida Dejean, 1834: 197

Originally included available species: none.


Basanus Dejean, 1834: 197

Originally included available species: none.


Calymmus Dejean, 1834: 195

Originally included available species: none.


Cataphronetis Dejean, 1834: 199

Originally included available species: none.


Cerandria Dejean, 1834: 200

Originally included available species: Trogosita cornuta Fabricius, 1798; Trogosita maxillosa Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Trogosita cornuta Fabricius, 1798 by subsequent designation (Duponchel 1842: 285).

Current status: junior synonym of Gnatocerus Thunberg, 1814 in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 308).


Cheirodes Dejean, 1834: 194

Originally included available species: none.


Cosmonota Dejean, 1834: 197

Originally included available species: none.


Delognatha Dejean, 1834: 200

Originally included available species: none.


Eleoma Dejean, 1834: 195 (as “Eleoma. Ziegler.”)

Comments. This name was listed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Lithophilus Frölich, 1799. It has not been treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon or treated as a senior homonym and therefore Eleoma Dejean, 1834 is unavailable. Eleoma was first proposed, also as an invalid synonym of Lithophilus, by Fischer von Waldheim (1829: 73).


Endophloeus Dejean, 1834: 195

Originally included available species: Eledona spinosula Latreille, 1807.

Type species: Eledona spinosula Latreille, 1807 (= Sylpha markovichiana Piller and Mitterpacher, 1783) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Zopheridae (fide Ślipiński and Schuh 2008: 82).


Epicalla Dejean, 1834: 197

Originally included available species: none.


Epicamptus Dejean, 1834: 198

Originally included available species: none.


Epilampus Dejean, 1834: 198 (as “Epilampus. Dalman.”)

Comments. This name is treated as an unnecessary replacement name for Ceropria Laporte and Brullé, 1831 [Tenebrionidae].


Eucyrtus Dejean, 1834: 198

Originally included available species: none.


Eunotus Dejean, 1834: 198

Originally included available species: none.


Heterocheira Dejean, 1834: 199

Originally included available species: none.


Heterophaga Dejean, 1834: 199

Originally included available species: Tenebrio chrysomelinus Herbst, 1799 (as “Chrysomelina. Fabr.”); Tenebrio diaperinus Panzer, 1796 (as “Diaperina. Sahlberg.”); Tenebrio mauritanicus Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Tenebrio mauritanicus Fabricius, 1792 (= Opatrum laevigatum Fabricius, 1781) by subsequent designation (Duponchel 1845: 601).

Current status: junior synonym of Alphitobius Stephens, 1829 in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 214).


Hylonoma Dejean, 1834: 199

Originally included available species: none.


Hypogena Dejean, 1834: 199

Originally included available species: Tenebrio biimpressus Latreille, 1833.

Type species: Tenebrio biimpressus Latreille, 1833 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Aalbu et al. 2002a: 497).

Comments. The name “Tricornis. P[alisot de].B[eauvois].” listed from “Amer. bor.” by Dejean (1834: 199) is not considered the same as Phaleria tricornis Dalman, 1823 described from specimens collected in Jamaica.


Hypsoderes Dejean, 1834: 195

Originally included available species: none.


Margus Dejean, 1834: 200

Originally included available species: Colydium castaneum Herbst, 1797 (as “Castaneus. Sch.”); Tenebrio ferrugineus Fabricius, 1787.

Type species: Tenebrio ferrugineus Fabricius, 1787 (= Colydium castaneum Herbst, 1797) by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Tribolium MacLeay, 1825 in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 301).

Comments: The name castaneus is listed in synonymy with ferrugineus in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Margus is ferrugineus by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Phloeonemus Dejean, 1834: 195

Originally included available species: none.


Phtora Dejean, 1834: 200

Originally included available species: none.


Phylethus Dejean, 1834: 196 (as “Phylethus. Megerle.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Platycrepis Dejean, 1834: 198 (as “Platycrepis. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Scaptes Dejean, 1834: 194 (as “Scaptes. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Xyloborus Dejean, 1834: 201

Originally included available species: none.

Hétéromères: Ténébrionites

Anaedus Dejean, 1834: 206

Originally included available species: none.


Anthracias Dejean, 1834: 205 (as “Anthracias. Stéven.”)

Originally included available species: Uloma cornuta Fischer von Waldheim, 1823.

Type species: Uloma cornuta Fischer von Waldheim, 1823 by monotypy.

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Cryphaeus Klug, 1833 in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 300).


Aspisoma Dejean, 1834: 206

Originally included available species: none.


Baryscelis Dejean, 1834: 204 (as “Baryscelis. Boisduval.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Bius Dejean, 1834: 205

Originally included available species: Trogosita thoracica Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Trogosita thoracica Fabricius, 1792 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 299).


Bucerus Dejean, 1834: 203

Originally included available species: none.


Camptobrachys Dejean, 1834: 206

Originally included available species: none.


Centronipus Dejean, 1834: 205

Originally included available species: none.


Charinotus Dejean, 1834: 206

Originally included available species: none.


Chariotheca Dejean, 1834: 206

Originally included available species: none.


Cholipus Dejean, 1834: 206

Originally included available species: none.


Dendronomus Dejean, 1834: 205

Originally included available species: none.


Eleutheris Dejean, 1834: 206

Originally included available species: none.


Euphron Dejean, 1834: 206

Originally included available species: Helops coerulescens Guérin-Méneville, 1831 (as “coerulescens. d’Urville.”).

Type species: Helops coerulescens Guérin-Méneville, 1831 by monotypy.

Current status: senior subjective synonym of Derosphaerus Thomson, 1858 in Tenebrionidae (new synonymy).

Comments. Euphron Dejean, 1834 has precedence over Derosphaerus Thomson, 1858 which is currently used as valid (e.g., Löbl et al. 2008b: 340). Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999: Article 23.9) or an application to the Commission is necessary to conserve usage of the name Derosphaerus Thomson, 1858.

The type species, Helops coerulescens, is described in Boisduval (1835: 269, as “Helops caerulescens d’Urville”) who referred to Helops coerulescens Guérin-Méneville (1831: pl. 5, fig. 3).


Geoborus Dejean, 1834: 203

Originally included available species: none.


Haemerophygus Dejean, 1834: 205

Originally included available species: none.


Hylobates Dejean, 1834: 204

Originally included available species: none.


Hylocurus Dejean, 1834: 203

Originally included available species: none.


Hypocalis Dejean, 1834: 206

Originally included available species: Hemicera arcuata Laporte and Brullé, 1831.

Type species: Hemicera arcuata Laporte and Brullé, 1831 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Gebien 1942a: 333, as “Hypocalis Lac[ordaire, 1859]”).


Ichthydion Dejean, 1834: 202

Originally included available species: none.


Imatismus Dejean, 1834: 202

Originally included available species: Helops fasciculatus Fabricius, 1798; Stenosis orientalis Herbst, 1799.

Type species: Helops fasciculatus Fabricius, 1798 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 193).

Comments. The name orientalis is listed in synonymy with fasciculatus in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Imatismus is fasciculatus by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Iphicerus Dejean, 1834: 203

Originally included available species: none.


Iphius Dejean, 1834: 203

Originally included available species: Tenebrio serratus Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Tenebrio serratus Fabricius, 1775 by monotypy.

Current status: junior homonym of Iphius Schoenherr, 1823 [Curculionidae]; senior subjective synonym of Prioscelis Hope, 1840 in Tenebrionidae (fide Gemminger and Harold 1870: 1991).


Iphthinus Dejean, 1834: 203

Originally included available species: Blaps clypeatus Germar, 1813; Upis chrysops Herbst, 1797; Tenebrio gigas Linnaeus, 1763 (as “Gigas. Fabr.”); Tenebrio impressus Fabricius, 1801; Upis maxima Germar, 1824; Helops punctatus Fabricius, 1801; Helops sinuatus Fabricius, 1801; Tenebrio valgus Wiedemann, 1823; Tenebrio variolosus DeGeer, 1775 (as “Variolosus. Fabr.”).

Type species: Tenebrio gigas Linnaeus, 1763 by subsequent designation (Spilman 1973: 42).

Current status: junior objective synonym of Mylaris Pallas, 1781 in Tenebrionidae (fide Spilman 1973: 42).


Mycetoma Dejean, 1834: 201 (as “Mycetoma. Ziegler.”)

Originally included available species: Dryops suturalis Panzer, 1797.

Type species: Dryops suturalis Panzer, 1797 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tetratomidae (fide Nikitsky 2008: 64).


Oligorus Dejean, 1834: 206

Originally included available species: Tagenia indica Wiedemann, 1823.

Type species: Tagenia indica Wiedemann, 1823 by monotypy.

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Luprops Hope, 1833 in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 119).


Oplomerus Dejean, 1834: 206

Originally included available species: none.


Pezodontus Dejean, 1834: 203

Comments. This name is treated as a replacement name for Odontopus Silbermann, 1833 [Tenebrionidae], a junior homonym of Odontopus Say, 1831 [Curculionidae] and Odontopus Laporte, 1832 [Hemiptera]. Therefore Pezodontus Dejean, 1834 is a new objective synonym of Odontopezus Alluaud, 1889, also a replacement name for Odontopus Silbermann, 1833. Odontopezus Alluaud, 1889 is currently the valid name (see Mal 1985) but Pezodontus Dejean, 1834 is older and has priority. Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999: Article 23.9) or an application to the Commission is necessary to conserve usage of the name Odontopezus Alluaud, 1889.


Phobelius Dejean, 1834: 203

Originally included available species: none.


Phymatodes Dejean, 1834: 203

Originally included available species: Lagria tuberculata Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Lagria tuberculata Fabricius, 1792 by monotypy.

Current status: name suppressed in Tenebrionidae.

Comment. Phymatodes Dejean, 1834 was suppressed for the purposes of the Principles of Homonymy and Priority in Opinion 1525 (ICZN 1989a).


Plateia Dejean, 1834: 204 (as “Plateia. De Haan.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Zophobas Dejean, 1834: 204

Originally included available species: Helops morio Fabricius, 1777; Tenebrio nigritus Olivier, 1795; Helops opacus Sahlberg, 1823; Tenebrio quadrimaculata Olivier, 1795.

Type species: Helops morio Fabricius, 1777 (= Tenebrio atratus Fabricius, 1775) by subsequent designation (Motschulsky 1872: 26).

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Aalbu et al. 2002a: 498, as “Zophobas Blanchard, 1845”).

Comments. We have followed the intrepation of Ferrer (2006: 235) regarding the concept of Helops morio Fabricius, 1777.

Hétéromères: Hélopiens

Adelphus Dejean, 1834: 208

Originally included available species: Helops beniniensis Palisot de Beauvois, 1811; Helops marginatus Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Helops marginatus Fabricius, 1792 by present designation.

Current status: senior subjective synonym of Praeugena Laporte, 1840 in Tenebrionidae (fide Gemminger and Harold 1870: 2039).

Comments. Adelphus Dejean, 1834 has precedence over Praeugena Laporte, 1840 which is currently used as valid (e.g., De Moor 1975: 42). Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999: Article 23.9) or an application to the Commission is necessary to conserve usage of the name Praeugena Laporte, 1840.


Agapetus Dejean, 1834: 212

Originally included available species: none.


Amacarus Dejean, 1834: 212

Originally included available species: none.


Anorops Dejean, 1834: 210

Originally included available species: Helops obliquatus Fabricius, 1798.

Type species: Helops obliquatus Fabricius, 1798 by monotypy.

Current status: senior synonym of Penthe Newman, 1838 in Tetratomidae (fide Bouchard and Pollock 2009: 66).

Comments. Anorops Dejean, 1834is a nomen oblitum and Penthe Newman, 1838 a nomen protectum following Bouchard and Pollock (2009: 66).


Atractus Dejean, 1834: 212 (as “Atractus. Mac Leay.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Cymatothes Dejean, 1834: 208

Originally included available species: Helops undatus Fabricius 1792.

Type species: Helops undatus Fabricius 1792 (= Erotylus nebulosus Fabricius, 1781) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Aalbu et al. 2002a: 498).


Dicyrtus Dejean, 1834: 207

Originally included available species: none.


Eucamptus Dejean, 1834: 208

Originally included available species: none.


Eupezus Dejean, 1834: 211

Originally included available species: Helops longipes Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Helops longipes Fabricius, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Robiche, 2006: 382, as “Eupezus Blanchard, 1845”).


Homocyrtus Dejean, 1834: 211

Comments. This name is interpreted here as a replacement name for Cyphonotus Guérin-Méneville, 1831 [Tenebrionidae], a junior homonym of Cyphonotus Fischer von Waldheim, 1823 [Scarabaeidae].


Hybonotus Dejean, 1834: 211

Originally included available species: Tetraphyllus formosus Laporte and Brullé, 1831.

Type species: Tetraphyllus formosus Laporte and Brullé, 1831 by monotypy.

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Tetraphyllus Laporte and Brullé, 1831 in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 348).


Nephodes Dejean, 1834: 210

Originally included available species: none.


Omophlus Dejean, 1834: 213 (as “Omophlus. Megerle.”)

Originally included available species: Cistela arcuata Gebler, 1829; Cistela armillata Brullé, 1832 (as “Armillatus. Parreyss.”); Cistela coeruleus Fabricius, 1787; Cistela lepturoides Fabricius, 1787; Cistela nigripennis Fabricius, 1792; Cistela picipes Fabricius, 1792; Cistela pilicollis Faldermann, 1832; Cistela ruficollis Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Cistela lepturoides Fabricius, 1787 by subsequent designation (Solier 1835: 246).

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 334).


Oplocheirus Dejean, 1834: 211

Originally included available species: none.


Penichrus Dejean, 1834: 210

Originally included available species: none.


Phlaegmatus Dejean, 1834: 208

Originally included available species: none.


Physocoelus Dejean, 1834: 211

Originally included available species: none.


Poecilesthus Dejean, 1834: 207 (as “Paecilesthus. Dejean.”)

Originally included available species: Erotylus fasciatus Fabricius, 1781; Helops geniculatus Germar, 1824; Helops geometricus Perty, 1832; Helops suturalis Germar, 1824.

Type species: Erotylus fasciatus Fabricius, 1781 by subsequent designation (Hope 1840: 133).

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Aalbu et al. 2002b: 512).

Comments: Poecilesthus, an incorrect subsequent spelling first used by Dejean (1836b: 229), is in prevailing usage and so deemed to be the correct original spelling (ICZN 1999: Article 33.3.1).


Saerangodes Dejean, 1834: 208

Originally included available species: none.


Sphenosoma Dejean, 1834: 212

Comments. This name is treated as an unnecessary replacement name for Acropteron Perty, 1832 [Tenebrionidae].


Talanus Dejean, 1834: 211

Originally included available species: none.


Thecacerus Dejean, 1834: 207

Originally included available species: none.

Hétéromères: Trachélides

Acosmus Dejean, 1834: 218

Originally included available species: none.


Eutrapela Dejean, 1834: 215

Originally included available species: Crioceris elongata Fabricius, 1781; Helodes porrecta Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Crioceris elongata Fabricius, 1781 (= Chrysomela unifasciata DeGeer, 1778) by subsequent designation (Duponchel 1845: 533).

Current status: junior homonym of Eutrapela Hübner, 1809 [Lepidoptera]; valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Borchmann 1936: 202, as “Eutrapela Blanch[ard]”).

Comments: Borchmann (1910: 14) reported that the use of this genus name in Lepidoptera predated the use in Tenebrionidae but expressed doubts about the availability of Hübner’s Eutrapela and therefore did not propose a replacement name. The geometrid name Eutrapela Hübner, 1809 is treated as valid in recent catalogues (e.g., Parsons et al. 1999: 385). To replace Eutrapela Dejean, 1834, we propose the name Neoeutrapela, nomen novum.


Isotoma Dejean, 1834: 214

Originally included available species: none.


Metoecus Dejean, 1834: 218

Originally included available species: Mordella paradoxa Linnaeus, 1760 (as “Paradoxus. Fabr.”).

Type species: Mordella paradoxa Linnaeus, 1760 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Ripiphoridae (fide Batelka 2008: 77).


Ochthenomus Dejean, 1834: 217

Originally included available species: none.


Ptilophorus Dejean, 1834: 218

Originally included available species: Pelecotoma dufouri Latreille, 1817.

Type species: Pelecotoma dufouri Latreille, 1817 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Ripiphoridae (fide Batelka 2008: 74).


Trigonodera Dejean, 1834: 217

Originally included available species: Pelecotoma leachi Latreille, 1817.

Type species: Pelecotoma leachi Latreille, 1817 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Ripiphoridae (fide Batelka 2008: 74).

Hétéromères: Vésicants

Causima Dejean, 1834: 226

Originally included available species: Lytta vidua Klug, 1825.

Type species: Lytta vidua Klug, 1825 by monotypy.

Current status: invalid subjective synonym of Epicauta Dejean, 1834 in Meloidae (fide Bologna 2008: 372).


Dacnodes Dejean, 1834: 226

Originally included available species: none.


Eletica Dejean, 1834: 224

Originally included available species: Lytta rufa Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Lytta rufa Fabricius, 1801 (= Lytta bipustulata Fabricius, 1801) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Meloidae (fide Bologna 2008: 370).


Epicauta Dejean, 1834: 224

Originally included available species: Lytta atomaria Germar, 1821; Lytta atrata Fabricius, 1775; Lytta bimaculata Klug, 1825; Lytta cinerea Fabricius, 1798; Lytta concinna Klug, 1829 (as “Concinna. Dej.”); Meloe erythrocephalus Pallas, 1771 (as “Erythrocephala. Fabr.”); Lytta geniculata Klug, 1829; Lytta gigas Fabricius, 1792; Lytta lemniscata Fabricius, 1801; Lytta lugubris Klug, 1829; Lytta megalocephala Gebler, 1817; Lytta melanocephala Fabricius, 1801; Cantharis melophtalmos Olivier, 1795; Lytta ochropus Klug, 1829 (as “Ochropus. Dej.”); Lytta oculata Fabricius, 1792; Lytta punctata Germar, 1824; Lytta ruficeps Illiger, 1800; Lytta ruficollis Fabricius, 1792; Meloe sibirica Pallas, 1773; Lytta strigosa Gyllenhal, 1817 (as “Strigosa. Schönherr.”); Lytta testacea Fabricius, 1792; Lytta villosa Fabricius, 1798; Lytta vittata Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Meloe erythrocephalus Pallas, 1771 by subsequent designation (Werner 1945: 425).

Current status: valid genus in Meloidae (fide Bologna 2008: 372).

Comments. The first type species designation for Epicauta Dejean is that of Duponchel (1844: 356) who selected Lytta gigas Fabricius, 1792 (= Cantharis gigas Olivier, 1790), one of the species originally included in the genus. This species is currently included in the genus Cyaneolytta Péringuey, 1909 (e.g., Selander 1986: 103) and its acceptance would bring significant nomenclatural changes. We believe that a request to the Commission to reject Duponchel’s designation is the best avenue.


Pyrota Dejean, 1834: 224

Originally included available species: Lytta afzeliana Fabricius, 1801; Lytta dispar Germar, 1824; Lytta herculeana Germar, 1824; Cantharis sinuata Olivier, 1795.

Type species: Lytta dispar Germar, 1824 by subsequent designation (Aksentjev 1988: 578).

Current status: valid genus in Meloidae (fide Pinto and Bologna 2002: 526).


Spastica Dejean, 1834: 226

Originally included available species: none.


Synamma Dejean, 1834: 221

Originally included available species: none.

Hétéromères: Sténélytres

Anogcodes Dejean, 1834: 228

Originally included available species: Necydalis collaris Panzer, 1795; Oedemera coarctata Germar, 1824 (as “Coarctata. Gebler.”); Cantharis fulvicollis Scopoli, 1763 (as “Fulvicollis. Fabr.”); Necydalis melanocephala Fabricius, 1794; Necydalis melanura Fabricius, 1787; Necydalis ruficollis Fabricius, 1781; Cantharis ustulata Scopoli, 1763 (as “Ustulata. Fabr.”).

Type species: Necydalis melanura Fabricius, 1787 by subsequent designation (Randall 1838: 33).

Current status: valid genus in Oedemeridae (fide Švihla 2008: 361).


Asclera Dejean, 1834: 228

Originally included available species: Necydalis coerulescens Fabricius, 1775; Oedemera erythrocephala Germar, 1824; Necydalis notoxoides Fabricius, 1801; Necydalis sanguinicollis Fabricius, 1787; Necydalis thalassina Fabricius, 1792; Necydalis thoracica Fabricius, 1801; Cantharis viridissima Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Viridissima. Fabr.”).

Type species: Necydalis sanguinicollis Fabricius, 1787 by subsequent designation (Arnett 1950: 219).

Current status: junior subjective synonym of Ischnomera Stephens, 1832 in Oedemeridae (fide Švihla 2008: 357).


Ichnodes Dejean, 1834: 227

Originally included available species: none.


Microps Dejean, 1834: 228 (as “Microps. Megerle.”)

Comments. This name was listed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Ditylus Fischer von Waldheim, 1817. It has not been treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon or treated as a senior homonym. Therefore Microps Dejean, 1834 is unavailable. Microps was first used as a valid name by Dahl (1823: 46) but his work was suppressed in Opinion 710 (ICZN 1964) for nomenclatural purposes.


Nacerdes Dejean, 1834: 228 (as Nacerdes. Stéven.)

Originally included available species: Cantharis lepturoides Thunberg, 1784 (as “Lepturoides. Gyllenhal.”); Lagria livida Fabricius, 1775; Necydalis notata Fabricius, 1792; Oedemera pallipes Olivier, 1811; Oedemera suturalis Olivier, 1811; Lagria vittata Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Necydalis notata Fabricius, 1792 (= Cantharis melanura Linnaeus, 1758) by subsequent designation (Arnett 1950: 222).

Current status: valid genus in Oedemeridae (fide Švihla 2008: 362).

Tétramères: Curculionites

Acentrus Dejean, 1835: 298 (as “Acentrus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Aclees Dejean, 1835: 276 (as “Aclees. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Amalactus Dejean, 1835: 276 (as “Amalactus. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Anchylorhynchus Dejean, 1835: 281 (as “Anchylorhynchus. Klug.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Aporhina Dejean, 1834: 240 (as “Aporhina. Boisduval.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Apotomoderes Dejean, 1834: 253 (as “Apotomoderes. Mannerheim.”)

Comments. This genus is treated as a replacement name for Apotomus Schönherr, 1834 [Curculionidae], a junior homonym of Apotomus Illiger, 1807 [Carabidae].


Arhynchus Dejean, 1835: 282

Originally included available species: none.


Atractomerus Dejean, 1835: 280

Originally included available species: none.


Axestus Dejean, 1835: 262

Originally included available species: none.


Botrobatys Dejean, 1835: 294 (as “Botrobatys. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Brachypterus Dejean, 1835: 289

Originally included available species: none.


Brachysoma Dejean, 1834: 246

Comments. This name was listed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Gonipterus Schönherr, 1833. To our knowledge, it has not been treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon or treated as a senior homonym and therefore Brachysoma Dejean, 1834 is unavailable. Brachysoma was first used by Dejean (1821: 96) but not made available.


Byrsopages Dejean, 1835: 261 (as “Byrsopages. Faldermann.”)

Originally included available species: none.


CamarhinusDejean, 1835: 280

Originally included available species: none.


Camptocheirus Dejean, 1835: 279

Originally included available species: none.


Carpodes Dejean, 1835: 301

Originally included available species: none.


Centemerus Dejean, 1835: 277 (as “Centemerus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Cephalosphaerus Dejean, 1835: 287

Originally included available species: none.


Chalcodermus Dejean, 1835: 297 (as “Chalcodermus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: Rhynchaenus calidus Fabricius, 1801; Curculio metallinus Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Rhynchaenus calidus Fabricius, 1801 by subsequent designation (Schönherr 1837: 378).

Current status: valid genus in Curculionidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 208).


Chloropholus Dejean, 1835: 263

Originally included available species: none.


Coccosomus Dejean, 1835: 282

Originally included available species: none.


Coelostethus Dejean, 1835: 287

Originally included available species: none.


Comasinus Dejean, 1835: 283 (as “Comasinus. Meg. Dej. Catal.”)

Comments. This name was listed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Styphlus Schönherr, 1826. It has not been treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon or treated as a senior homonym and therefore Comasinus Dejean, 1835 is unavailable. Comasinus was first used by Dejean (1821: 85) but not made available (see Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 84), notwithstanding Silfverberg’s (1984b: 61) comment.


Conotrachelus Dejean, 1835: 296 (as “Conotrachelus. Latreille.”)

Originally included available species: Rhynchaenus concentricus Olivier, 1807; Balaninus diaconitus Klug, 1829 (as “Diaconitus. Germar.”); Curculio irroratus Fabricius, 1787.

Type species: Balaninus diaconitus Klug, 1829 by subsequent designation (Schönherr 1837: 392).

Current status: valid genus in Curculionidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 200).


Corysosps Dejean, 1835: 301

Originally included available species: none.


Cratocnemus Dejean, 1835: 277

Originally included available species: none.


Cratoparis Dejean, 1834: 235

Comments. This name is treated as an unnecessary replacement name for Euparius Schönherr, 1823 [Anthribidae].


Cyclopus Dejean, 1834: 247

Comments. This name was listed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Syzygops Schönherr, 1826. To our knowledge, it has not been treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon or treated as a senior homonym and therefore Cyclopus Dejean, 1834 is unavailable. Cyclopus was first used by Dejean (1821: 96) but not made available.


Cycnorhinus Dejean, 1834: 235

Originally included available species: none.


Cyphipterus Dejean, 1835: 271

Originally included available species: none.


Dactylocrepis Dejean, 1835: 291

Originally included available species: none.


Desmidophorus Dejean, 1835: 296 (as “Desmidophorus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: Curculio hebes Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Curculio hebes Fabricius, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Brachyceridae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 63).


Diaprosomus Dejean, 1834: 256

Originally included available species: none.


Diurus Dejean, 1834: 244

Originally included available species: Ceocephalus furcillatus Gyllenhal, 1833 (as “Furcillatus. Chevrolat.”).

Type species: Ceocephalus furcillatus Gyllenhal, 1833 (= Ceocephalus furcillatus Guérin-Méneville, 1833) by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Ceocephalus Guérin-Méneville, 1833 in Brentidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 54).


Doryaspis Dejean, 1835: 301 (as “Doryaspis. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Eudocinus Dejean, 1835: 276 (as “Eudocinus. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Eusomatus Dejean, 1834: 249

Comments. This name was listed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Eusomus Germar, 1824. It has not been treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon or treated as a senior homonym and therefore Eusomatus Dejean, 1834 is unavailable. This name is treated as different from Eusomatus Krynicki, 1834 (see Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 177). The name was first used by Dejean (1821: 94) but not made available.


Eutyrhinus Dejean, 1835: 292 (as “Eutyrhinus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: Curculio meditabundus Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Curculio meditabundus Fabricius, 1775 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Curculionidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 136).


Glyphideres Dejean, 1835: 301

Originally included available species: none.


Hadrotomus Dejean, 1834: 253

Originally included available species: none.


Hypsophorus Dejean, 1835: 292

Originally included available species: Cryptorhynchus dromedarius Boisduval, 1835 (as “Dromedarius. Dej.”).

Type species: Cryptorhynchus dromedarius Boisduval, 1835 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Curculionidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 129).

Comments. Boisduval’s species was described before the fourth livraison of Dejean’s catalogue (see “Precedence” section [5]).


Ichnorhinus Dejean, 1835: 280

Originally included available species: none.


Ischnocerus Dejean, 1834: 234 (as “Ischnocerus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Ithyporus Dejean, 1835: 284 (as “Ithyporus. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Lagopezus Dejean, 1834: 235

Originally included available species: Anthribus tenuicornis Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Anthribus tenuicornis Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Anthribidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 35).


Leptonemus Dejean, 1834: 234

Originally included available species: none.


Leptoschoinus Dejean, 1835: 291 (as “Leptoschoinus. Klug.”)

Originally included available species: Baris fucata Klug, 1829 (as “Fucatus. Dej.”).

Type species: Baris fucata Klug, 1829 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Curculionidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 95, as “Leptoschoinus Dejean, 1836”).

Comments. This name was first proposed by Schönherr (1833: 22) but not made available.


Leucolopus Dejean, 1835: 261

Comments. This name was listed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Lophotus Schönherr, 1834. To our knowledge, it has not been treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon or treated as a senior homonym and therefore Leucolopus Dejean is unavailable.


Lignyodes Dejean, 1835: 278 (as “Lignyodes. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: Curculio enucluator Panzer, 1798.

Type species: Curculio enucluator Panzer, 1798 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Curculionidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 85).

Comments. This name was also proposed the same year by Schönherr (1835: 323) but Dejean’s fourth livraison preceeds Schönherr’s book (see “Precedence” section [6]).


Madopterus Dejean, 1835: 289 (as “Madopterus. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.

Comments. This name was first proposed by Schönherr (1833: 23) but not made available. It was first made available by Schönherr (1836: 734).


Micronyx Dejean, 1835: 281 (as “Micronyx. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Nemotrichus Dejean, 1834: 234

Originally included available species: none.


Notosomalus Dejean, 1835: 292 (as “Notosomalus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Onchoscelis Dejean, 1835: 294 (as “Onchoscelis. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Ophrylophus Dejean, 1835: 264

Originally included available species: none.


Oplocnemus Dejean, 1835: 277

Originally included available species: none.


Otideres Dejean, 1835: 260

Originally included available species: none.


Pachydermus Dejean, 1835: 283

Originally included available species: none.


Perolopus Dejean, 1835: 282 (as “Perolopus. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Petalochilus Dejean, 1835: 286 (as “Petalochilus. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.

Comments. This name was first proposed by Schönherr (1833: 22) but not made available. It was first made available by Schönherr (1836: 591).


Phiternus Dejean, 1835: 281 (as “Phiternus. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Phyllonomus Dejean, 1835: 279

Originally included available species: none.


Phytophilus Dejean, 1835: 277 (as “Phytophilus. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.

Comments. The sole species listed by Dejean (1835: 277) in this genus, cruciferus Eschscholtz, was described later in 1835 by Gyllenhal [in Schönherr] (see “Precedence” section [6]).


Phytotribus Dejean, 1835: 277

Originally included available species: none.


Piesocorynus Dejean, 1834: 235 (as “Piesocorynus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: Euparius dispar Gyllenhal, 1833 (as “Dispar Dej. Schönherr.”).

Type species: Euparius dispar Gyllenhal, 1833 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Anthribidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 32).


Pimelocerus Dejean, 1835: 262

Originally included available species: none.


Plocamus Dejean, 1835: 287

Originally included available species: none.


Prionomerus Dejean, 1835: 279 (as “Prionomerus. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Psomeles Dejean, 1835: 271 (as “Psomeles. Guérin.”)

Originally included available species: Otiorhynchus luctuosus Boisduval, 1835 (as “Luctuosus. d’Urville.”); Otiorhynchus melancholicus Boisduval, 1835 (as “Melancholicus. d’Urville.”); Otiorhynchus mutilatus Boisduval, 1835 (as “Mutilatus. d’Urville.”).

Type species: Otiorhynchus luctuosus Boisduval, 1835 by subsequent designation (Chevrolat 1847b: 602).

Current status: valid genus in Curculionidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 176).

Comments. Boisduval’s publication (1835) was issued earlier than the fourth livraison of Dejean’s catalogue (see “Precedence” section [5]). Therefore the three species-group names listed by Dejean (1835: 271) under Psomeles and credited to “d'Urville” were made available prior to Dejean's publication.


Pteracanthus Dejean, 1835: 277

Originally included available species: Rhynchaenus smidtii Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Rhynchaenus smidtii Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Curculionidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 93).


Pterodontus Dejean, 1835: 280

Originally included available species: none.


Pyssematus Dejean, 1835: 297 (as “Pyssematus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Raphirhynchus Dejean, 1834: 243 (as “Raphirhynchus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: Brentus duplicatus Germar, 1824; Arrhenodes nitidicollis Gyllenhal, 1833 (as “Nitidicollis. Schönherr.”).

Type species: Arrhenodes nitidicollis Gyllenhal, 1833 (= Brentus cylindricornis Fabricius, 1787) by subsequent designation (Schönherr 1840: 504).

Current status: valid genus in Brentidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 49).


Schimatocheilus Dejean, 1834: 236 (as “Schimatocheilus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Sporus Dejean, 1835: 301

Originally included available species: none.


Stenops Dejean, 1835: 299

Originally included available species: none.


Systellocerus Dejean, 1834: 236

Originally included available species: none.


Systolus Dejean, 1835: 283 (as “Systolus. Megerle.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Taxicerus Dejean, 1835: 289

Originally included available species: none.


Teinocorynus Dejean, 1834: 243 (as “Teinocorynus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Tophoderes Dejean, 1834: 236

Originally included available species: Anthribus frenatus Klug, 1833.

Type species: Anthribus frenatus Klug, 1833 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Anthribidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 34).


Toxophorus Dejean, 1835: 280 (as “Toxophorus. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: Lixus attenuatus Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Lixus attenuatus Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Erodiscus Schönherr, 1825 in Curculionidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 78).

Comments. This name was also proposed the same year by Schönherr (1835: 371) but Dejean’s fourth livraison preceeds Schönherr’s book (see “Precedence” section [6]).


Toxorhinus Dejean, 1835: 280

Originally included available species: none.


Trachelizus Dejean, 1834: 243 (as “Trachelizus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: Brentus bisulcatus Lund, 1800 (as “Bisulcatus. Fabr.”); Arrhenodes pygmaeus Gyllenhal, 1833 (as “Pygmaeus. Schönherr.”).

Type species: Brentus bisulcatus Lund, 1800 by subsequent designation (Schönherr 1840: 490).

Current status: valid genus in Brentidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 53).

Comments. According to Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal (1999: 56), Trachelizus Dejean, 1834 is preoccupied by another weevil name Trachelizus Gyllenhal, 1833, a name first proposed as a synonym.


Trypetes Dejean, 1835: 286 (as “Trypetes. Schönherr.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Uterosomus Dejean, 1834: 236 (as “Uterosomus. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: Anthribus scoparius Klug, 1833; Macrocephalus verrucosus Olivier, 1795.

Type species: Macrocephalus verrucosus Olivier, 1795 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Anthribidae (fide Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal 1999: 34).

Comments: The name scoparius is listed in synonymy with verrucosus in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Uterosomus is verrucosus by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).

Tétramères: Xylophages

Adelina Dejean, 1835: 315 (as “Adelina. Chevrolat.”)

Originally included available species: Cucujus planus Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Cucujus planus Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Tenebrionidae (fide Löbl et al. 2008b: 307).


Biophloeus Dejean, 1835: 315

Originally included available species: Cucujus dermestoides Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Cucujus dermestoides Fabricius, 1792, by monotypy.

Current status: senior objective synonym of Pediacus Shuckard, 1839 in Cucujidae (fide Gemminger and Harold 1868: 877).

Comments. Biophloeus Dejean, 1835 is a nomen oblitum and Pediacus Shuckard, 1839 a nomen protectum following Bouchard et al. (2011: 363).


Bothrideres Dejean, 1835: 312

Originally included available species: Ips contracta Olivier, 1790 (as “Contractus. Fabr.”).

Type species: Ips contracta Olivier, 1790 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Bothrideridae (fide Ślipiński 2007: 551).


Camptognathus Dejean, 1835: 315

Originally included available species: none.


Damicerus Dejean, 1835: 308 (as “Damicerus. Spinola.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Dendrophtorus Dejean, 1835: 309

Originally included available species: none.


Epilophus Dejean, 1835: 313

Originally included available species: none.


Eutomus Dejean, 1835: 306

Originally included available species: none.


Gymnocheilis Dejean, 1835: 314 (as “Gymnocheilis. Gray.”)

Originally included available species: Trogosita squamosa Gray, 1832.

Type species: Trogosita squamosa Gray, 1832 (= Trogosita varia Fabricius, 1801) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Trogossitidae (fide Leschen and Lackner 2013).

Comments. The genus Lepidopteryx Hope, 1840 [type species: Trogosita squamosa Gray, 1832 by monotypy], incorrectly treated as the valid synonym of Leperina Erichson, 1844 recently (e.g., Kolibáč 2009: 127), is a junior objective synonym of Gymnocheilis Dejean, 1835. Gymnochila Erichson, 1844 [type species: Trogosita vestita Griffith, 1832 (= Trogosita varia Fabricius, 1801) by monotypy] is also a junior synonym of Gymnocheilis Dejean, 1835.


Laemophloeus Dejean, 1835: 315

Originally included available species: Cucujus bimaculatus Olivier, 1795; Cucujus ferrugineus Stephens, 1831 (as “Ferrugineus. Megerle.”); Cucujus monilis Fabricius, 1787; Cucujus muticus Fabricius, 1781; Cucujus pusillus Schönherr, 1817; Cucujus testaceus Fabricius, 1787.

Type species: Cucujus muticus Fabricius, 1781 by subsequent designation (Thomson 1859: 83).

Current status: valid genus in Laemophloeidae (fide Wegrzynowicz 2007a: 504).


Melalgus Dejean, 1835: 309

Originally included available species: Apate femoralis Fabricius, 1792 (as “Femoralis. Olivier.”); Apate gonagra Fabricius, 1798.

Type species: Apate gonagra Fabricius, 1798 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Bostrichidae (fide Ivie 2002a: 239).

Comments. The name femoralis is listed in synonymy with gonagra in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Melalgus is gonagra by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Monopis Dejean, 1835: 314 (as “Monopis. Ziegler.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Nemicelus Dejean, 1835: 315

Originally included available species: none.


Ogcoderes Dejean, 1835: 313

Originally included available species: none.


Pathoderma Dejean, 1835: 312

Originally included available species: Peltis orientalis Wiedemann, 1821.

Type species: Peltis orientalis Wiedemann, 1821 by monotypy.

Current status: unknown.

Comments. We were unable to find any information regarding the type species of this genus.


Rhagodera Dejean, 1835: 312 (as “Rhagodera. Eschscholtz.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Teredus Dejean, 1835: 313

Originally included available species: Lyctus nitidus Fabricius, 1792; Ips cylindrica Olivier, 1790.

Type species: Lyctus nitidus Fabricius, 1792 (= Ips cylindrica Olivier, 1790) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Bothrideridae (fide Ślipiński 2007: 552).

Comments. The name cylindricus is listed in synonymy with nitidus in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Teredus is nitidus by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Xylographus Dejean, 1835: 310

Originally included available species: none.


Xylolaemus Dejean, 1835: 313

Originally included available species: Lyctus fasciculosus Gyllenhal, 1827 (as “Fasciculosus. Schönherr.”).

Type species: Lyctus fasciculosus Gyllenhal, 1827 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Zopheridae (fide Ślipiński and Schuh 2008: 87, as “Xylolaemus Redtenbacher, 1857”).


Xylophtorus Dejean, 1835: 312

Originally included available species: none.


Xylotrupes Dejean, 1835: 310

Originally included available species: none.

Tétramères: Longicornes

Acharidis Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: none.


Acmocera Dejean, 1835: 345

Originally included available species: Lamia compressa Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Lamia compressa Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Breuning and Teocchi 1980: 367, as “Acmocera Thomson, 1858”).


Aegomorphus Dejean, 1835: 337

Originally included available species: none.


Aegoprosopus Dejean, 1835: 318

Comments. This name is treated as an unnecessary replacement name for Closterus Audinet-Serville, 1832 [Cerambycidae].


Aerenaea Dejean, 1835: 344

Originally included available species: none.


Aerenica Dejean, 1835: 352

Originally included available species: Saperda canescens Klug, 1825.

Type species: Saperda canescens Klug, 1825 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 233).


Alcidion Dejean, 1835: 338

Originally included available species: none.


Alphitopola Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: none.


Alphus Dejean, 1835: 337

Originally included available species: none.


Amallocerus Dejean, 1835: 321

Originally included available species: none.


Amblesthis Dejean, 1835: 341

Originally included available species: none.


Amniscus Dejean, 1835: 338

Originally included available species: Acanthocinus incrassatus Klug, 1829 (as “Incrassatus. Dej.”); Lamia inermis Fabricius, 1801; Lamia praemorsa Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Lamia praemorsa Fabricius, 1792 by subsequent designation (Monné and Giesbert 1992: 253).

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 191).


Amphionycha Dejean, 1835: 352

Originally included available species: Saperda cirrata Germar, 1824; Saperda hemispila Germar, 1821; Saperda marginata Fabricius, 1798; Saperda nigromaculata Klug, 1829 (as “Nigromaculata Dej.”); Saperda triangularis Germar, 1824.

Type species: Saperda hemispila Germar, 1821 by subsequent designation (Marinoni 1977: 40).

Current status: junior synonym of Adesmus Lepeletier and Audinet-Serville, 1825 in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 279, as “Amphyonycha Dejean, 1835”).


Anaesthetis Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: Saperda testacea Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Saperda testacea Fabricius, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 221).


Anaetia Dejean, 1835: 350

Originally included available species: Leptura praeusta Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Praeusta. Fabr.”).

Type species: Leptura praeusta Linnaeus, 1758 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Tetrops Stephens, 1829 in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 332).


Anancylus Dejean, 1835: 341

Originally included available species: none.


Ancistroderus Dejean, 1835: 341

Originally included available species: none.


Ancylonotus Dejean, 1835: 335

Originally included available species: Lamia tribulus Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Lamia tribulus Fabricius, 1775 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Aurivillius 1922: 153, as “Ancylonotus Cast[elnau]”).


Anhammus Dejean, 1835: 341 (as “Anhammus. Dupont.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Anisarthron Dejean, 1835: 331

Originally included available species: Cerambyx barbipes Schrank, 1781 (as “Barbipes. Dahl.”).

Type species: Cerambyx barbipes Schrank, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 137).


Anoplomerus Dejean, 1835: 326

Originally included available species: none.


Anoplosthaeta Dejean, 1835: 341

Originally included available species: Lamia lactator Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Lamia lactator Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: senior subjective synonym of Prosopocera Blanchard, 1845 in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 313).

Comments. Anoplosthaeta Dejean, 1835 was qualified as nomen oblitum by Sama (2009: 24) but the Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999, Article 23.9) cannot be used to suppress Anoplosthaeta in favour of Prosopocera since Anoplosthaeta was used as valid after 1899 (e.g., Aurivillius 1907: 21, as Anoplostetha). An application to the Commission is necessary to preserve Prosopocera, the type genus of the valid tribe Prosopocerini Thomson, 1864.


Aphanasium Dejean, 1835: 322

Originally included available species: Callidium australe Boisduval, 1835 (as “Australe. Dej.”).

Type species: Callidium australe Boisduval, 1835 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide McKeown 1947: 51, as “Aphanasium Thomson, 1860”).

Comments. Boisduval’s species was described earlier than the fourth livraison of Dejean’s catalogue (see “Precedence” section [5]).


Aphies Dejean, 1835: 353

Originally included available species: none.


Aplectrus Dejean, 1835: 330

Originally included available species: none.


Asemnis Dejean, 1835: 350

Originally included available species: none.


Astynomus Dejean, 1835: 337

Comments. This name is treated as anunnecessary replacement name for Aedilis Audinet-Serville, 1835 [Cerambycidae]. Audinet-Serville’s publication (1835a), where the name Aedilis was made available, appeared before the fourth livraison of Dejean’s catalogue (see “Precedence” section [7]).


Atelodesmis Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: none.


Axinopalpis Dejean, 1835: 332

Originally included available species: Obrium gracile Krynicki, 1832 (as “Gracilis. Ziegler.”).

Type species: Obrium gracile Krynicki, 1832 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 184).


Batocera Dejean, 1835: 341

Originally included available species: Lamia octomaculata Fabricius, 1792; Cerambyx rubus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Rubus. Fabr.”).

Type species: Cerambyx rubus Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation (Blanchard 1845: 175).

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 238).


Batrachorhina Dejean, 1835: 345

Originally included available species: none.


Bebelis Dejean, 1835: 349

Originally included available species: none.


Cacostola Dejean, 1835: 349

Originally included available species: none.


Callimation Dejean, 1835: 342

Originally included available species: none.


Carterica Dejean, 1835: 352

Originally included available species: none.


Centrocerum Dejean, 1835: 330

Originally included available species: none.


Cephalophis Dejean, 1835: 318 (as “Cephalophis. Dupont.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Ceropogon Dejean, 1835: 328

Originally included available species: Cerasphorus hirticornis Audinet-Serville, 1834.

Type species: Cerasphorus hirticornis Audinet-Serville, 1834 by monotypy.

Current status: junior synonym of Cerasphorus Audinet-Serville, 1834 in Cerambycidae (fide Gemminger and Harold 1872: 2811).


Cerosterna Dejean, 1835: 341

Originally included available species: Lamia gladiator Fabricius, 1801; Lamia punctator Fabricius, 1777; Lamia reticulator Fabricius, 1781; Lamia scabrator Fabricius, 1781 (as “Scabrator. Olivier.”).

Type species: Lamia gladiator Fabricius, 1801 (= Lamia scabrator Fabricius, 1781) by subsequent designation (Thomson 1864: 75).

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 279).


Chaetosoma Dejean, 1835: 340

Originally included available species: none.


Choeromorpha Dejean, 1835: 343

Originally included available species: none.


Cloniocerus Dejean, 1835: 340

Originally included available species: Lamia hystrix Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Lamia hystrix Fabricius, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Breuning 1950: 416, as “Cloniocerus Cast[elnau], 1840”).


Closteromerus Dejean, 1835: 324

Originally included available species: Saperda sexpunctata Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Saperda sexpunctata Fabricius, 1792 by monotypy.

Current status: senior objective synonym of Hylomela Gahan, 1904 in Cerambycidae (fide Veiga Ferreira 1966: 721, as “Closteromerus Lacordaire, 1869”).

Comments. Closteromerus Dejean, 1835 has precedence over Hylomela Gahan, 1904 which is currently used as valid (e.g., Veiga Ferreira 1966: 721). If the name Hylomela Gahan is to be conserved as valid, an application to the Commission is necessary.

The name Closteromerus has often been credited to Thomson (1861: 169) in a different taxonomic sense than that of Dejean (e.g., Veiga Ferreira 1966: 678). The name Homaloceraea Schmidt, 1922 is available for Closteromerus sensu Thomson (1861: 169).


Closteropus Dejean, 1835: 324

Originally included available species: none.


Coccoderus Dejean, 1835: 321

Originally included available species: none.


Corethrogaster Dejean, 1835: 328

Originally included available species: none.


Cosmocerus Dejean, 1835: 321

Originally included available species: none.


Cosmotoma Dejean, 1835: 338

Originally included available species: none.


Criocephalum Dejean, 1835: 328

Originally included available species: Cerambyx rusticus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Rusticum. Fabr.”).

Type species: Cerambyx rusticus Linnaeus, 1758 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Arhopalus Audinet-Serville, 1834 in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 137).


Criomorphus Dejean, 1835: 337

Originally included available species: none.


Cyclopeplus Dejean, 1835: 335

Originally included available species: none.


Cyrtognathus Dejean, 1835: 316

Originally included available species: Prionus paradoxus Faldermann, 1833.

Type species: Prionus paradoxus Faldermann, 1833.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Drumont and Komiya 2010: 91, as “Cyrtognathus Faldermann, 1835”).

Comments. This name was proposed the same year by both Dejean (1835: 316) and Faldermann (1835: 431). As indicated in the “Precedence” section [10], Dejean’s name has priority.


Delocheilus Dejean, 1835: 319

Originally included available species: none.


Deltosoma Dejean, 1835: 321

Originally included available species: none.


Deroplia Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: Saperda genei Aragona, 1830 (as “Genei. Chevrolat.”).

Type species: Saperda genei Aragona, 1830 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 222).


Diastocera Dejean, 1835: 342

Originally included available species: Lamia trifasciata Fabricius, 1775.

Type species: Lamia trifasciata Fabricius, 1775 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Danilevsky 2011: 321).

Comments. Diastocera Dejean was placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology in Opinion 1407 (ICZN 1986).


Dicranoderes Dejean, 1835: 320 (as “Dicranoderes. Dupont.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Dicranops Dejean, 1835: 322

Originally included available species: none.


Dorcacephalum Dejean, 1835: 345 (as “Dorcacephalum. Dupont.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Dorcaschema Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: none.


Entelopes Dejean, 1835: 347

Originally included available species: none.


Erioderus Dejean, 1835: 318

Originally included available species: none.


Euchaetes Dejean, 1835: 340

Originally included available species: none.


Eudoxilus Dejean, 1835: 323 (as “Eudoxilus. Dupont.”)

Originally included available species: none.


Eumathes Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: none.


Eurycephalus Dejean, 1835: 323

Originally included available species: Cerambyx lundii Fabricius, 1792; Cerambyx maxillosus Olivier, 1795; Cerambyx nigripes Olivier, 1795.

Type species: Cerambyx maxillosus Olivier, 1795 (= Cerambyx lundii Fabricius, 1792) by monotypy.

Current status: junior homonym of Eurycephalus Gray, 1832 [Cerambycidae]; senior synonym of Euryphagus Thomson, 1864 in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 197).

Comments. The names lundii and nigripes are listed in synonymy with maxillosus in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Eurycephalus is maxillosus by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Eurypygon Dejean, 1835: 329

Originally included available species: none.


Euryscelis Dejean, 1835: 331

Originally included available species: Callidium suturale Olivier, 1795.

Type species: Callidium suturale Olivier, 1795 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 44).


Eusebis Dejean, 1835: 349

Originally included available species: none.


Euteles Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: none.


Eutheia Dejean, 1835: 353 (as “Eutheia. Reichenbach.”)

Originally included available species: Hippopsis filum Klug, 1829.

Type species: Hippopsis filum Klug, 1829 by monotypy.

Current status: junior homonym of Eutheia Stephens, 1830 [Staphylinidae]; senior subjective synonym of Spalacopsis Newman, 1842 in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 239).


Eutrypanus Dejean, 1835: 337

Originally included available species: none.


Evethis Dejean, 1835: 349

Originally included available species: none.


Exocentrus Dejean, 1835: 339 (as “Exocentrus. Megerle.”)

Originally included available species: Cerambyx balteus Linnaeus sensu Dejean, 1835 (as “Balteatus. Fabr.”); Cerambyx crinitus Panzer, 1795; Cerambyx lusitanus Linnaeus, 1767 (as “Lusitanicus. Olivier.”).

Type species: Cerambyx balteus Linnaeus sensu Dejean, 1835 (= Cerambyx lusitanus Linnaeus, 1767) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 309).

Comments. Except for Cerambyx balteatus DeGeer, 1775, a junior synonym of Knulliana cincta (Drury, 1773) described from Virginia, USA (Linsley 1962: 110), no other new species-group taxon was described under the name Cerambyx balteatus or Lamia balteata despite that such names are recorded in several works on the European fauna and attributed to Fabricius or Gyllenhal. The first use of Cerambyx balteatus in Europe appeared in Fabricius (1792: 262) who referred the species to Linnaeus and Olivier. Both of these authors actually described Cerambyx balteus Linnaeus, 1767. Therefore it is quite evident that Fabricius used an incorrect subsequent spelling for the name balteus Linnaeus. Audinet-Serville (1835: 59), who had most likely access to Dejean’s collection, reported that the balteatus in Dejean’s catalogue was a species of Pogonocherus. This species is actually Exocentrus lusitanus (Linnaeus, 1767) in the tribe Pogonocherini Mulsant, 1839 (Adlbauer et al. 2010: 310) while Cerambyx balteus Linnaeus, 1767 is a valid species in the genus Parmena Dejean of the tribe Parmenini Mulsant, 1839 (Adlbauer et al. 2010: 290).

The names crinitus and lusitanicus are listed in synonymy with balteatus in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Exocentrus is balteus sensu Dejean by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Gnaphalocera Dejean, 1835: 349

Originally included available species: none.


Grammoptera Dejean, 1835: 356 (as “Grammoptera. Serville. ”)

Originally included available species: Leptura holosericea Fabricius, 1801 [no 68]; Leptura laevis Fabricius, 1792; Leptura lurida Fabricius, 1792; Leptura praeusta Fabricius, 1787; Leptura quadriguttata Fabricius, 1787; Leptura ruficornis Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Leptura praeusta Fabricius, 1787 (= Leptura ustulata Schaller, 1783) by subsequent designation (Westwood 1838: 41).

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 101, as “Grammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835”).

Comments. The name Grammoptera was proposed the same year by Dejean (1835: 356) and Audinet-Serville (1835: 215). As indicated in the “Precedence” section [8], Dejean’s publication has priority.


Hammoderus Dejean, 1835: 341

Originally included available species: none.


Hastatis Dejean, 1835: 352

Originally included available species: none.


Hathlia Dejean, 1835: 347

Originally included available species: none.


Hebecerus Dejean, 1835: 336

Originally included available species: Acanthocinus australis Boisduval, 1835 (as “Australis. Dej.”); Acanthocinus marginicollis Boisduval, 1835 (as “Marginicollis. Dej.”).

Type species: Acanthocinus marginicollis Boisduval, 1835 by present designation.

Current status: senior subjective synonym of Ancita Thomson, 1864 in Cerambycidae (fide McKeown 1947: 127, as “Hebecerus Thomson”).

Comments. Hebecerus Dejean, 1835 has precedence over Ancita Thomson, 1864 and should be used as valid. Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999, Article 23.9) or an application to the Commission is necessary to conserve usage of the name Ancita Thomson, 1864.

Boisduval’s publication was issued by 27 March 1835 (Evenhuis 1997: 104), so the two names listed in Dejean (1835: 336), which were credited to Dejean in Boisduval’s work, were made available prior to Dejean’s publication.


Hebestola Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: none.


Hesperophanes Dejean, 1835: 328

Originally included available species: Callidium bimaculatum Fabricius, 1781; Callidium holosericeum Rossi, 1790; Callidium mixtum Fabricius, 1798; Callidium nebulosum Olivier, 1790.

Type species: none validy designated.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 185).

Comments. Callidium sericeum Fabricius, 1787 is usually cited as type species of Hesperophanes Dejean (e.g., Thomson 1864: 253; Sama 2002: 49; Adlbauer et al. 2010: 185). However this taxon is a species inquirendum in Dejean’s catalogue and cannot be considered as an originally included species (ICZN 1999: Article 67.2.5). All available species originally included actually belong to genera other than Hesperophanes. An application to the Commission is necessary to retain Callidium sericeum Fabricius as type species of Hesperophanes Dejean.


Hesycha Dejean, 1835: 344

Originally included available species: none.


Heterogaster Dejean, 1835: 332

Originally included available species: Callidium pilicorne Fabricius sensu Olivier, 1795 (as “Pilicorne. Olivier.”).

Type species: Callidium pilicorne Fabricius sensu Olivier, 1795 (= Heterogaster pilicornis Dejean, 1835) by monotypy.

Current status: junior homonym of Heterogaster Schilling, 1829 [Hemiptera]; senior synonym of Anisogaster Deyrolle, 1862 in Cerambycidae (fide Gemminger and Harold 1872: 2836).

Comments. Dejean obviously retained the name Callidium pilicorne in the sense of a misidentification used by Olivier (1795 [70]: 68) since the true Callidium pilicorne Fabricius is included by Dejean (1835: 332) in his previous genus, Onchomerus Dejean. According to ICZN (1999: Article 11.10), an author, who employs a specific name for the type species of a new nominal genus-group taxon deliberately in the sense of a previous misidentification of it, is deemed to have denoted a new nominal species, with its own author and date as though it were newly proposed in combination with the new genus-group name. Therefore Dejean (1835: 332) indirectly proposed the name Heterogaster pilicornis, which is a senior synonym of Anisogaster flavicans Deyrolle, 1862 (new synonymy).


Hetoemis Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: none.


Imantocera Dejean, 1835: 345

Originally included available species: Lamia plumosa Olivier, 1792.

Type species: Lamia plumosa Olivier, 1792 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Breuning 1962: 395, as “Imantocera Thoms[on] 1864”).


Isarthron Dejean, 1835: 329

Originally included available species: Callidium aulicum Fabricius, 1775; Cerambyx castaneus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Castaneum. Paykull.”); Callidium femorale Ménétriés, 1832; Callidium fulcratum Fabricius, 1792; Callidium fuscum Fabricius, 1787; Cerambyx luridus Linnaeus, 1767 (as “Luridum. Fabr.”).

Type species: Callidium aulicum Fabricius, 1775 (= Cerambyx castaneus Linnaeus, 1758) by subsequent designation (Linsley 1962: 85).

Current status: name suppressed in Cerambycidae.

Comments. The name Isarthron was suppressed for the purposes of the Principle of Priority in Opinion 1473 (ICZN 1988).


Lagocheirus Dejean, 1835: 336

Originally included available species: Cerambyx araneiformis Linnaeus, 1767 (as “Areneiformis. Fabr.”).

Type species: Cerambyx araneiformis Linnaeus, 1767 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 199).


Lasiodactylus Dejean, 1835: 335

Originally included available species: none.


Leprodera Dejean, 1835: 342

Originally included available species: none.


Leprosoma Dejean, 1835: 345

Originally included available species: none.


Leptocnemus Dejean, 1835: 323

Originally included available species: none.


Leptoplia Dejean, 1835: 339

Comments. This name is treated as an unnecessary replacement name for Microplia Audinet-Serville, 1835 [Cerambycidae]. Audinet-Serville’s Microplia (1835: 21) was made available prior to Dejean’s publication (see “Precedence” section [7]).


Leptoscelis Dejean, 1835: 338

Comments. This name is treated as a replacement name for Anisopus Audinet-Serville, 1835 [Cerambycidae], a junior homonym of Anisopus Meigen, 1803 [Diptera]. Audinet-Serville’s Anisopus (1835: 30) was made available prior to Dejean’s publication (see “Precedence” section [7]). Leptoscelis Dejean, 1835 is a junior homonym of Leptoscelis Laporte, 1832 [Hemiptera] and a senior synonym of Anisopodus White, 1855.


Lypsymena Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: none.


Macronemus Dejean, 1835: 337

Originally included available species: Lamia antennator Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Lamia antennator Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 224).


Maschalodonta Dejean, 1835: 349

Originally included available species: none.


Mastigocera Dejean, 1835: 345

Originally included available species: Lamia barbicornis Fabricius, 1798.

Type species: Lamia barbicornis Fabricius, 1798 by monotypy.

Current status: senior objective synonym of Mallonia Thomson, 1857 in Cerambycidae (fide Gemminger and Harold 1873: 3057).

Comments. This name has precedence over Mallonia Thomson, 1857. Reversal of Precedence (ICZN 1999: Article 23.9) or an application to the Commission is necessary to conserve usage of the name Mallonia Thomson.

Mastigocera Dejean, 1835 is not a junior homonym of Mastigocera Berthold, 1827 [Hymenoptera] since Berthold’s name is unavailable (Taeger and Blank 1996: 255).


Milothris Dejean, 1835: 347

Originally included available species: Saperda irrorata Fabricius, 1801; Lamia lynx Dalman, 1817; Saperda marmorea Schönherr, 1817.

Type species: Saperda marmorea Schönherr, 1817 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Breuning 1961: 235, as “Milothris Cast[elnau] 1840”).

Comments. The names irrorata and lynx are listed in synonymy with marmorea in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Milothris is marmorea by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Monohammus Dejean, 1835: 340 (as “Monohammus. Megerle.”)

Comments. This name is treated as an unjustified emendationof Monochamus Dejean, 1821. The name Monohammus was first proposed by Dahl (1823: 67) but his work was suppressed in Opinion 710 by the Commission (ICZN 1964) for nomenclatorial purposes.


Myoxinus Dejean, 1835: 336

Originally included available species: none.


Myzomorphus Dejean, 1835: 319

Originally included available species: none.


Nosophloeus Dejean, 1835: 320 (as “Nosophloeus. Dupont.”)

Comments. This name is treated as an unnecessary replacement name for Cryptobias Audinet-Serville, 1834 [Cerambycidae].


Nyphona Dejean, 1835: 344 (as “Nyphona. Ziegler.”)

Originally included available species: Lamia obscurator Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Lamia obscurator Fabricius, 1801 by monotypy.

Current status: senior subjective synonym of Hecyra Thomson, 1857 in Cerambycidae (fide Marinoni 1977: 47).

Comments. Nyphona Dejean, 1835is a nomen oblitum and Hecyra Thomson, 1857 a nomen protectum following Sudre and Téocchi (2002).


Oberea Dejean, 1835: 350 (as “Oberea. Megerle.”)

Originally included available species: Saperda atricornis Fabricius, 1792; Saperda depressa Gebler, 1824; Cerambyx erythrocephalus Schrank, 1776 (as “Erythrocephala. Fabr.”); Saperda gracilis Fabricius, 1801; Cerambyx linearis Linnaeus, 1761 (as “Linearis. Fabr.”); Saperda luteicollis Gebler, 1833; Cerambyx oculatus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Oculata. Fabr.”); Saperda pupillata Gyllenhal, 1817 (as “Pupillata. Schönherr. ”); Saperda ruficollis Fabricius, 1792; Saperda tripunctata Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Cerambyx linearis Linnaeus, 1761 by subsequent designation (Thomson 1859: 153).

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 296).


Oedecnema Dejean, 1835: 355

Originally included available species: Leptura dubia Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Leptura dubia Fabricius, 1781 (= Oedecnema gebleri Ganglbauer, 1889) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 107).


Onchomerus Dejean, 1835: 332

Originally included available species: Callidium pilicorne Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Callidium pilicorne Fabricius, 1792 (= Callidium flavum Fabricius, 1775) by monotypy.

Current status: senior synonym of Curtomerus Stephens, 1839 in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 157).

Comments. Onchomerus Dejean, 1835 is a nomen oblitum and Curtomerus Stephens, 1839 a nomen protectum following Sama (2010: 50).


Onocephala Dejean, 1835: 350

Originally included available species: none.


Ophistomis Dejean, 1835: 355

Originally included available species: none.


Opsimus Dejean, 1835: 329

Originally included available species: none.


Orion Dejean, 1835: 327

Originally included available species: none.


Ornistomus Dejean, 1835: 321

Originally included available species: none.


Pachystola Dejean, 1835: 342

Originally included available species: Cerambyx textor Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Textor. Fabr.”).

Type species: Cerambyx textor Linnaeus, 1758 by monotypy.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Lamia Fabricius, 1775 in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 267).


Penthea Dejean, 1835: 343

Originally included available species: Lamia vermicularisa Donovan, 1805.

Type species: Lamia vermicularisa Donovan, 1805 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide McKeown 1947: 161, as “Penthea Castelneau, 1840”).


Phacellocera Dejean, 1835: 345

Originally included available species: none.


Phacellus Dejean, 1835: 335

Originally included available species: Acanthocinus boryi Gory, 1832.

Type species: Acanthocinus boryi Gory, 1832 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 316).


Phaula Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: none.


Phidola Dejean, 1835: 348

Originally included available species: none.


Phrissoma Dejean, 1835: 345

Originally included available species: Lamia crispa Fabricius, 1777; Lamia rugosula Guérin-Méneville, 1831.

Type species: Lamia crispa Fabricius, 1777 by subsequent designation (Desmarest 1860: 324).

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Aurivillius 1922: 64, as “Phrissoma Cast[elnau]”).


Phryneta Dejean, 1835: 341

Originally included available species: Lamia marmorea Olivier, 1792; Lamia spinator Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Lamia marmorea Olivier, 1792 by subsequent designation (Thomson 1864: 71).

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 291).


Phymasterna Dejean, 1835: 342

Originally included available species: Lamia pictor Klug, 1829; Lamia sparsa Klug, 1833.

Type species: none found.

Current status: unknown in Cerambycidae.

Comments. The name Phymasterna is usually credited to Laporte (1840: 473) (e.g., Aurivillius 1922: 176; Breuning 1959: 74) with Phymasterna lacteoguttata Laporte, 1840 as its type species by monotypy. Lamia pictor Klug, 1829 is currently included in the genus Solymus Lacordaire, 1872 (e.g., Breuning 1959: 78) and the second species, Lamia sparsa Klug, 1833, in the genus Frea Thomson, 1858 (e.g., Breuning 1962: 432). In order to preserve stability, we believe the best solution would be to apply to the Commission to suppress the name Phymasterna Dejean, 1835 for the Principles of Homonymy and Priority.


Phymatoderus Dejean, 1835: 340

Originally included available species: none.


Physobrachys Dejean, 1835: 340

Originally included available species: none.


Phytoecia Dejean, 1835: 350

Originally included available species: Saperda argus Frölich, 1793 (as “Argus. Fabr.”); Saperda azurea Steven, 1817; Cerambyx cylindricus Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Cylindrica. Fabr.”); Saperda ephippium Fabricius, 1792; Cerambyx ferreus Schrank, 1776 (as “Ferrea. Fabr.”); Saperda flavimana Creutzer, 1796 (as “Flavimana. Panzer.”); Saperda gilvimana Ménétriés, 1832 (as “Gilvimana. Stéven.”); Saperda hirsutula Fabricius, 1801; Saperda lineola Fabricius, 1781; Saperda nigricornis Fabricius, 1781; Saperda praetextata Stéven, 1817; Saperda punctum Ménétriés, 1832 (as “Punctum. Ziegler.”); Saperda rufimana Schrank, 1789 (as “Rufimana. Fabr.”); Saperda scutellata Fabricius, 1792; Saperda sibirica Gebler, 1833; Saperda virescens Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Cerambyx cylindricus Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation (Thomson 1859: 153).

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 302).


Platyarthron Dejean, 1835: 322

Originally included available species: none.


Platysternus Dejean, 1835: 336

Originally included available species: Cerambyx hebraeus Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Cerambyx hebraeus Fabricius, 1781 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 243).


Plectrocerum Dejean, 1835: 330

Originally included available species: Callidium spinicorne Olivier, 1795.

Type species: Callidium spinicorne Olivier, 1795 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 91).


Plectrodera Dejean, 1835: 341

Originally included available species: Lamia scalator Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Lamia scalator Fabricius, 1792 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 296, as “Plectrodera Dejean 1837”).


Plectromerus Dejean, 1835: 332

Originally included available species: none.


Plectrura Dejean, 1835: 346

Originally included available species: none.


Plocaederus Dejean, 1835: 321

Originally included available species: Hamaticherus bellator Audinet-Serville, 1834 (as “Bellator. Dej.”); Cerambyx plicatus Olivier, 1790.

Type species: Hamaticherus bellator Audinet-Serville, 1834 by subsequent designation (Gianfranco 1991: 123).

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Monné 2012: 11).


Podius Dejean, 1835: 333 (as “Podius. Megerle.”)

Comments. This name was listed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Deilus Audinet-Serville, 1834. The name has not been treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon or treated as a senior homonym and therefore Podius Dejean is not available.


Poeciloderma Dejean, 1835: 330

Originally included available species: none.


Poecilopeplus Dejean, 1835: 319

Originally included available species: Prionus corallifer Sturm, 1826.

Type species: Prionus corallifer Sturm, 1826 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 162).


Polyzonus Dejean, 1835: 324

Originally included available species: Cerambyx bicinctus Olivier, 1795; Saperda clavicornis Fabricius, 1775; Saperda fasciata Fabricius, 1781; Cerambyx sibiricus Gmelin, 1789 (as “Sibiricus. Pallas.”).

Type species: Saperda fasciata Fabricius, 1781 by subsequent designation (Thomson 1864: 177).

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 149).


Praonetha Dejean, 1835: 344

Originally included available species: Lamia alternans Wiedemann, 1823; Lamia crassipes Wiedemann, 1823.

Type species: Lamia crassipes Wiedemann, 1823 by subsequent designation (Sama 2002: 95).

Current status: senior subjective synonym of Pterolophia Newman, 1842 in Cerambycidae (fide Adlbauer et al. 2010: 319).

Comments. Sama (2002: 95) listed Praonetha Dejean as nomen oblitum and Pterolophia Newman as nomen protectum although he did not provide the necessary references to justify his action (see ICZN 1999: Article 23.9.2).


Probatius Dejean, 1835: 337

Originally included available species: none.


Prosopocera Dejean, 1835: 343

Originally included available species: none.


Psectrocera Dejean, 1835: 345

Originally included available species: none.


Pteroplatus Dejean, 1835: 321

Originally included available species: none.


Pterostenus Dejean, 1835: 353 (as “Pterostenus. Mac Leay.”)

Originally included available species: Cerambyx abbreviatus Fabricius, 1801; Leptura ceramboides Kirby, 1818.

Type species: Cerambyx abbreviatus Fabricius, 1801 (= Stenocorus suturalis Olivier, 1795) by present designation.

Current status: junior objective synonym of Stenoderus Dejean, 1821 in Cerambycidae (fide Dejean 1835: 353, as “Pterostenus Mac Leay”).

Comment. Pterostenus was first proposed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Stenoderus Dejean, 1821. It is available because it was treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon (e.g., Lacordaire 1868: 412).

McKeown (1947: 72) used Stenocentrus McKeown, 1845 as the valid name for the genus including Stenocorus suturalis Olivier, 1795. However, the valid name should be Stenoderus Dejean, 1821.


Pyrobolus Dejean, 1835: 352 (as “Pyrobolus.”)

Comments. This name was listed by Dejean as an invalid synonym of Amphionycha Dejean, 1835. The name has not been treated before 1961 as an available name and adopted as the name of a taxon or treated as a senior homonym and therefore Pyrobolus Dejean is not available.


Schoeniocera Dejean, 1835: 345

Originally included available species: none.


Sclerocerus Dejean, 1835: 328

Originally included available species: none.


Scleronotus Dejean, 1835: 336

Originally included available species: none.


Sericogaster Dejean, 1835: 324

Originally included available species: none.


Smodicum Dejean, 1835: 332

Originally included available species: none.


Sophronica Dejean, 1835: 347

Originally included available species: none.


Sphenothecus Dejean, 1835: 321

Originally included available species: none.


Sphenura Dejean, 1835: 350

Originally included available species: Saperda bidentata Fabricius, 1792; Saperda fricator Dalman, 1817; Saperda morbillosa Fabricius, 1798; Saperda novemguttata Guérin-Méneville, 1831 (as “Novemguttata. Dej.”); Saperda venusta Guérin-Méneville, 1831; Saperda viridicincta Boisduval, 1835.

Type species: Saperda fricator Dalman, 1817 by subsequent designation (Desmarest 1860: 326).

Current status: junior homonym of Sphenura Lichtenstein, 1820 [Aves]; senior objective synonym of Nupserha Chevrolat, 1858 in Cerambycidae (Chevrolat 1858: 358).

Comments. Nupserha Chevrolat (1858: 358) was proposed as a replacement name for Sphenura Dejean.


Stellognatha Dejean, 1835: 342

Originally included available species: Cerambyx maculatus Olivier, 1795.

Type species: Cerambyx maculatus Olivier, 1795 by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Aurivillius 1922: 164, as “Stellognatha Cast[elnau]”).


Stenopeplus Dejean, 1835: 327

Originally included available species: none.


Stenosphenus Dejean, 1835: 330

Originally included available species: none.


Stenostola Dejean, 1835: 350

Originally included available species: Saperda dubia Laicharting, 1784 (as “Dubia. Megerle.”); Cerambyx ferreus Schrank, 1776 (as “Ferrea. Sturm.”); Saperda nigripes Fabricius, 1792.

Type species: Saperda nigripes Fabricius, 1792 (= Cerambyx ferreus Schrank, 1776) by monotypy.

Current status: valid genus in Cerambycidae (fide Sama 2002: 112).

Comments. The names dubia and ferrea are listed in synonymy with nigripes in Dejean’s catalogue; therefore the type species of Stenostola is nigripes by monotypy (ICZN 1999: Article 68.3).


Stenura Dejean, 1835: 355

Originally included available species: Leptura atra Fabricius, 1775; Leptura aurulenta Fabricius, 1792; Leptura bifasciata Schrank, 1781; Leptura cruciata Olivier, 1795; Leptura distigma Charpentier, 1825 (as “Distigma. Hoffmansegg.”); Leptura duodecimguttata Fabricius, 1801; Leptura emarginata Fabricius, 1787; Leptura fugax Fabricius, 1798; Leptura holosericea Fabricius, 1801 [no 22]; Leptura jaegeri Hummel, 1824; Leptura lunata Fabricius, 1801; Leptura melanura Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Melanura. Fabr. ”); Leptura nigra Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Nigra. Fabr. ”); Leptura nigripes DeGeer, 1775 (as “Nigripes. Paykull. ”); Leptura pubescens Fabricius, 1787; Leptura quadrifasciata Linnaeus, 1758 (as “Quadrifasciata. Fabr.”); Leptura septempunctata Fabricius, 1792; Leptura thoracica Creutzer, 1799 (as “Thoracica. Fabr.”); Leptura velutina Olivier, 1795; Leptura villica Fabricius, 1775; Leptura zebra Olivier, 1795; Leptura zebrata Fabricius, 1801.

Type species: Leptura emarginata Fabricius, 1787 by subsequent designation (Chemsak 1964: 235).

Current status: junior homonym of Stenura Cuvier, 1829 [Aves]; senior objective synonym of Stenelytrana Gistel, 1848 in Cerambycidae (fide Monné and Bezark 2009: 182).

Comments. Stenelytrana Gistel, 1848 was proposed as a replacement name for Stenura Dejean.


Sternodonta Dejean, 1835: 342

Originally included available species: Lamia imperialis Fabricius, 1801; Cerambyx ornatus Olivier, 1795; Lamia regalis Fabricius, 1781.

Type species: Cerambyx ornatus Olivier, 1795 (= Cerambyx pulcher Drury, 1773) by subsequent designation (Marinoni 1977: 49).

Current status: senior synonym of Sternotomis Percheron, 1836 in Cerambycidae (fide Aurivillius 1922: 166, as “Sternodonta Cast[elnau]”).

Comments. Sternodonta Dejean, 1835 is a nomen oblitum and Sternotomis Percheron, 1836 a nomen protectum following Sama (2009: 24).