Taxonomic Swap 69999 (Committed on 2021-09-03)

Wallin et al. 2013: "No differences in the male or female genitalia characters of M. sartor and M. urussovi (Fischer von Waldheim, 1805) were found. We thus regard M. urussovi as a subspecies of M. sartor: M. sartor urussovi nov. stat. (cf. ICZN 1999). Sláma (2006) had a similar view, since he also considered M. urussovi to be a subspecies of M. sartor, although he used the invalid name M. rosenmuelleri (Cederhjelm, 1798) for M. urussovi (cf. Löbl & Smetana, 2010). Cesari et al. (2005) found no significant difference in the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene between M. sartor and M. urussovi supporting the present results in that the two species are closely related". Systematic position of Monochamus sartor urussovi was repeated by Plewa et al. 2018.

Monochamus sutor sutor (Linnaeus, 1758) = rosenmuelleri Cederhjelm, 1798: 89 (Wallin et al., 2013).

Added by jacek_kurzawa on January 25, 2020 14:03 | Committed by vitalfranz on September 03, 2021
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Agreed, I have not seen the type yet but M. rosenmuelleri seems to be a synonym of M. sutor, and was commented as this by Plavilstshikov (1958) who may have seen the type. M. s. rosenmuelleri has been recently used (and for iNat purposes) as the name for M. s. urussovii. See further comments from 2018 here: The original name was Cerambyx Urussovii, since urussovi has not been in prevailing usage it is an unjustified emendation and not an available name (see ICZN Article 33). I will explain why I believe it is a good species in the context of Monochamus in an upcoming paper.

Posted by bycidman over 1 year ago (Flag)

So when will this swap happen?

Posted by melodi_96 over 1 year ago (Flag)

I do not agree.
Considering Cederhjelm's orignal descriptions ( L. heinrothi was compared to L. sutor and. L. rosenmuelleri was compared to L. sartor.
It appears strange that Cederhjelm described twice the same species.
In fact, several differences corresponding to two species can be noted: elytra spotted (heinrothi) or uniform (rosenmuelleri), body size smaller (heinrothi) or larger (rosenmuelleri), elytra with ocellate (heinrothi) or strong (rosenmuelleri) punctures, legs grey pubescent (heinrothi) or black uniform (rosenmuelleri).
Accordingly, the provided pictures ( show two different species.
In addition, several other characters typical of these two species can be noted:
L rosenmuelleri looks grayish, with strong humeri and tapered elytra, while heinrothi is black with parallel-sided elytra.
In conclusion, the synonymy sutor = rosenmuelleri is not supported.

Posted by vitalfranz over 1 year ago (Flag)

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