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Cerambycoid Primary Types of the Smithsonian Institution
Lingafelter et al., 2014
Lingafelter, S.W., Nearns, E.H., Tavakilian, G.L., Monné, M.A., and M. Biondi. 2014. Longhorned Woodboring Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae and Disteniidae): Primary Types of the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. 390 pp. Available from

Abstract: The primary types of longhorned woodboring beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Disteniidae) of the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) are catalogued and figured, current through 2012 (but also including many 2013 holotypes). Data on the original combination, current combination, current tribal classification, and type locality are verified and presented. A history of the collection, with biographies of the major systematists who contributed to its growth, is presented. This collection now contains 2,156 primary types from 82 countries, making it among the most important collections of longhorned woodborers in the world in terms of quantity and breadth. The collection includes 1,815 holotypes, 280 lectotypes (including 260 designated herein), and 6 neotypes (including 4 designated herein). A total of 113 proposed names are determined to be infrasubspecific and therefore unavailable, following the provisions of ICZN 45.6, and are excluded from the formal catalog. At least 38 primary types believed to have been present in the Smithsonian Institution collection could not be found and are presumed lost or deposited in other collections. Ninety-five specimens were labeled and segregated by others as primary types, but no evidence of their formal descriptions could be found and they are determined to be nomina nuda.

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