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Species Amblyomma breviscutatum Neumann, 1899


Amblyomma breviscutatum was described by Neumann, 1899, page 214, and in the same work, Koch & Neumann described Amblyomma cyprium, on page 219. Santos Dias (1956) showed that these two names are synonymous, and selected breviscutatum as the valid name on the basis of page priority. This would now be interpreted as the action of a First Reviser under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Voltzit & Keirans (2002) also used breviscutatum as the valid name for this species. It was recorded from Australia by Kemp & Wilson (1979) under the name Amblyomma cyprium cyprium.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
26-Apr-2016 IXODIDAE Dugès, 1834 12-Nov-2014 ADDED Lyn Randall
07-May-2013 07-May-2013 MODIFIED
07-May-2013 16-Feb-2012 MODIFIED
08-Jul-2010 MODIFIED