NOMINA CIRCUMSCRIBENTIA INSECTORUM

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Typified names:

Opisthogoneata Pocock 1893

CONTENTS: 

1) Opisthogoneata Pocock 1893 (Zool.Anz. 16)

2) Opisthogoneata Pocock 1893 (Nature 49)

3) Opinion

 1) Opisthogoneata Pocock 1893 [Zool. Anz. 16: 271-275]

NOMEN: Opisthogoneata Pocock 1893 [R.I. Pocock. On the classification of the Tracheate Arthropoda. - Zool. Anz., 1893, 16: 271-275]

ORIGINAL LISTED MEMBERSHIP (Pocock 1893): Symphyla + Chilopoda + Hexapoda 

CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYM:
= Etymachila Bollman 1893

TYPIFIED NAME IN BASIC FORMAT: Pediculus/f=Scarabaeus/g (incl. Scolopendra, Scolopendrella) [f:1777; g:1758(gen.170)]
TYPIFIED NAMES IN USE: -

MODERN STATUS: synonym of Etymachila (see "OPINION"); belongs to a non-accepted, paraphyletic taxon (Kluge 2000).


2) Opisthogoneata sensu Pocock 1893 [Nature 49 (1258): 124]

NOMEN: Opisthogoneata Pocock 1893 [ R.I. Pocock. On the classification of the Tracheate Arthropoda - a correction. - Nature, 1893, 49 (1258): 124]

ORIGINAL LISTED MEMBERSHIP (Pocock 1893, "a correction"): Chilopoda + Hexapoda

JUNIOR CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYMS:
= Trignatha Lameere 1895

= Entomoptera Packard 1903

= Opisthogonea Pearce 1936

TYPIFIED NAME IN BASIC FORMAT: Pediculus/f=Scarabaeus/g (incl. Scolopendra, Scolopendrella) [f:1777; g:1758(gen. 170)]
TYPIFIED NAMES IN USE: -

MODERN STATUS: the oldest name of a non-accepted, paraphyletic taxon (Kluge 2000).


3) OPINION

Initially, the section Opisthogoneata was characterized by presence of genital opening in hind part of the body, and included only Chilopoda, Hexapoda  and Symphyla; the last were erroneously regarded having the genital opening posteriorly. Later, the same author corrected his mistake and wrote that attributing of Symphyla to Progoneata or placing them "between Progoneata and Opisthogoneata" is a subject for further discussions. As the initial attributing of Symphyla to Opisthogoneata was connected not with a special opinion about classification, but with an evident mistake concerning structure of animals, the name Opisthogoneata should be attributed to the taxon uniting Hexapoda + Chilopoda. The valid name for the  taxon uniting only Hexapoda + Chilopoda + Symphyla should be Etymachila Bollman 1893.