Pseudopterorthochaetes Paulian (Scarabaeoidea,Ceratocanthidae)(22 letters).Regards, Alberto Ballerio
Pseudopityophthorus (19 letters) and Ips (3), both in the Scolytidae
Regards, Janet C. Ciegler
Ja ana S.Ueno 1955,a blind carabid from Japan.Yasushi TAKAI
As, Slipinski 198? - Maciej Sapiejewski
a very short epithet (even in terms of millimeters ;-)) is: "ii"(Gotoblemus ii UENO, 1970 - a ground beetle from Japan)Best wishes,Wolfgang Lorenz,Tutzing,
In the Scolytinae is a very good one from North America with 31 letters(19 letters in the generic name). I think the longest Latin name for abeetle may be:
With 39 letters in the total name and 20 in the generic name. I think thelongest generic name in use is:
A Pseudoscorpion, with 22 characters in the generic name; and the longestLatin binomial in use is:
A stratiomyid fly, with 42 letters in the full name.
B. Dybowski, however, in 1927 proposed the following name for a LakeBaikal amphipod:
Which, with 50 letters, may be the longest scientific name ever proposed.This name was later invalidated by the ICZN.
Best wishes,Christopher Majka(a mere 16 characters)
My proposal for the shortest is Cis (Ciidae); a quite long generic name is Hoshihananomia (Mordellidae), but someone will sure present a longer one!
Boris Bueche, Germany
others name (not coleoptera) :
Bombacaceae Adansonia za Baill. in Bull. Soc. Linn. Par. 7. ii. (1890) 845 et Hist. pl. Madag. Atlas t. 79 C, 79D, 79 I. ("za" or "zabe" being the local vernacular name of this tree)
Paul van Rijckevorsel
The shortest scientific name of all belongs to a Chinese bat, Ia io.
I have found Brassosophrolaeliocattleya (26 characters) to be thelongest generic name of plants.
I think the genus Io, a genus of the Asteraceae described recently by Bertil
Peter B. Phillipson, Paris
A quick look in IPNI confirms that "io" is a candidate:Orchidaceae Cypripedium × io Rchb.f.in Gard. Chron. (1886) i. 488.However, I would not call 1886 "recently"!
Paul van Rijckevorsel
see also the genus: Aa (Orchidaceae)Dr. Bruno Wallnöfer
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