Taxonomic Swap 61280 (Committed on 2020-11-14)

Schwarz, Ehrmann, Borer & Monnerat, 2018
Battiston, Leandri, di Pietro & Andria, 2018

Added by mazzeip on August 19, 2019 09:39 | Committed by borisb on November 14, 2020
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Well, in my opinion, this taxonomic swap should not have been done:
Schwarz et al. (2018) - referring to a possible synonymy of H. transcaucasica and H. tenuidentata - clearly stated: "To test this hypothesis, future studies will need to compare many more specimens across the distributional ranges of both species."
Pushkar (2016) and Schwarz & Ehrmann in "Invasive Mantodea species in Europe" (2018) treated H. transcaucasica as a valid species - without even mentioning H. tenuidentata or a possible synonymy... Thus, even Ehrmann did not repeat this possibility (mentioned by him in 2011).

Posted by tmvdh over 1 year ago (Flag)

PS: Hierodula transcaucasica and Hierodula tenuidentata have never been formally synonymized - see van der Heyden & Schwarz (2021): (Nomenclatural notes).

Posted by tmvdh 12 months ago (Flag)

This will probably get more attention if you flag the active taxon that H. transcaucasica was synonymized with (Hierodula tenuidentata) as many curators only monitor flags on active taxa. @tmvdh Would you mind doing that?

Posted by loarie 12 months ago (Flag)

@loarie Done - I hope correctly...

Posted by tmvdh 12 months ago (Flag)
Posted by loarie 12 months ago (Flag)

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