NOMINA CIRCUMSCRIBENTIA INSECTORUM

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Typified names:

Mallophaga Nitzsch 1818

NOMEN: Mallophaga Nitzsch 1818: 22, 29 [Ch.L. Nitzsch. Darstellung der Familien und Gattungen der Thierinsecten (insecta epizoica). - Magazin fur die Entomologie, Germar, Zincken, 1818, Bd.3]

ORIGINAL LISTED MEMBERSHIP (Nitzsch 1818): Philopterus + Trichodectes + Liotheum + Gyropus

OBJECTIVE SYNONYM:

= Orthoptera epizoica Nitzsch 1818

SENIOR CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYM:

= Ornithomyza Dumeril 1805 (originally as Ornithomyzes in French and Ornithomyzen in German)

JUNIOR CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYMS:

= Ornithomozyna Dumeril 1823

= Mandibulata Latreille 1825 (non Clairville 1798, nec Snodgrass 1935)

= Lipoptera Shipley 1904

= Mallophagida Pearce 1936

TYPIFIED NAME IN BASIC FORMAT: Philopterus/f=Ricinus/g [f:1838; g:1778]

TYPIFIED NAMES IN USE: Philopterida, Philopterina, Nirmites 

MODERN STATUS: the valid (while not the oldest) name of a generally accepted taxon, which is possibly holophyletic.
Systematic position and classification of Mallophaga:

Parasita
 
Siphunculata
 
Rhyncophthirina
 
Mallophaga
   
Amblycera
   
Ischnocera

COMMENT. In spite of the fact, that Mallophaga is not the oldest name, it should be used as valid, because among the names fitting in original circumscription, Mallophaga is the most widely used one.