Unavailability of the Genus Group Name Mezammira (hemiptera: Cicadidae)

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The genus name Mezammira, attributed to Fieber 1876, was recently proposed to classify several Palaearctic cicada species by Gogala, Puissant & Trilar (2017). The availability of the genus name Mezammira is discussed. Following the rules of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, Mezammira cannot be used as an available name. The genus name Oligoglena Horvath, 1912 status revised is proposed as a substitute name. The following new combinations are recognized: Oligoglena carayoni (Boulard, 1982) comb. nov., Oligoglena filoti (Gogala & Trilar, 2017) comb. nov., Oligoglena flaveola (Brulle, 1833) comb. nov., Oligoglena goumenissa (Gogala, Drosopoulos & Trilar, 2012) comb. nov., Oligoglena iphigenia (Emeljanov, 1996) comb. nov., Oligoglena parvula (Fieber, 1876) comb. nov., Oligoglena popovi (Emeljanov, 1996) comb. nov., Oligoglena sakisi (Gogala & Trilar, 2017) comb. nov., Oligoglena sibilatrix (Horvath, 1901) comb. nov., Oligoglena tibialis (Panzer, 1798), Oligoglena turcica (Schedl, 2001) comb. nov.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159--164
JournalActa Entomologica Slovenica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


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