NOMINA CIRCUMSCRIBENTIA INSECTORUM

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Typified names:

Polyphaga Emery 1886

NOMEN: Polyphaga Emery 1886: 654 [C. Emery. Uber Phylogenie und Systematik der Insecten. Biol. Zentralblatt, 1886, 5 (21): 648-656]

ORIGINAL LISTED MEMBERSHIP (Emery 1886): -  

JUNIOR CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYM: 

= Polyphagina Pearce 1936

NON-MONOSEMANTIC CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYM:  

TYPIFIED NAME IN BASIC FORMAT: Scarabaeus/fg (sine Carabus) [f:1781; g:1758(gen.170)]

TYPIFIED NAMES IN USE: 

MODERN STATUS: the valid, the oldest name of a generally accepted, holophyletic taxon.

Systematic position of Polyphaga:

Coleoptera
  Archostemata
  Pantophaga
    Adephagi
    Polyphaga s.l.
      Myxophaga
      Polyphaga s.str.

COMMENT. According to the original publication (Emery 1886), the taxon Polyphaga includes all Coleoptera except for Adephaga; representatives of Polyphaga were not listed, so is is unclear if here were attributed or not such small and poorly known taxa as Archostemata and Myxophaga. In the modern classification the name Polyphaga can be attributed to two different taxa - Polyphaga s.l. (including Myxophaga) and Polyphaga s.str. (without Myxoiphaga).