top 20 descriptors and notes on some authors

top 20 for new taxa of specific and subspecific ranks

author between taxa (out synonyms)
Breuning, S. 1934-1986
7744 (sub)species 7744
Martins, U. R. 1974-2016
1008 (sub)species 1008
Bates, H. W. 1861-1891
999 (sub)species 999
Galileo, M. H. M. 1985-2019
993 (sub)species 993
Pascoe, F. P. 1857-1888
888 (sub)species 888
Aurivillius, C. 1886-1930
761 (sub)species 761
Pic, M. 1888-1952
606 (sub)species 606
Thomson, J. 1856-1879
574 (sub)species 574
Monné, M. A. 1974-2019
408 (sub)species 408
Gahan, C. J. 1888-1915
394 (sub)species 394
Gressitt, J. L. 1933-1984
355 (sub)species 355
Dillon, L. S. 1941-1961
285 (sub)species 285
Dillon, E. S. 1941-1961
260 (sub)species 260
Fairmaire, L. 1850-1905
245 (sub)species 245
Fisher, W. S. 1918-1948
243 (sub)species 243
Teocchi, P. 1973-2016
228 (sub)species 228
Holzschuh, C. 1969-2019
225 (sub)species 225
Tavakilian, G. L. 1988-2019
216 (sub)species 216
Santos-Silva, A. 2006-2019
215 (sub)species 215
Jordan, K. 1849-1919
190 (sub)species 190

top 20 for new taxa of generic and subgeneric ranks

author between taxa (out synonyms)
Breuning, S. 1934-1986
1149 (sub)genus 1149
Thomson, J. 1857-1879
212 (sub)genus 212
Pascoe, F. P. 1857-1888
187 (sub)genus 187
Martins, U. R. 1972-2016
166 (sub)genus 166
Galileo, M. H. M. 1985-2018
163 (sub)genus 163
Bates, H. W. 1861-1890
113 (sub)genus 113
Aurivillius, C. 1886-1928
82 (sub)genus 82
Dillon, L. S. 1941-1961
82 (sub)genus 82
Dillon, E. S. 1941-1961
73 (sub)genus 73
Pic, M. 1889-1950
62 (sub)genus 62
Lane, F. 1938-1976
54 (sub)genus 54
Teocchi, P. 1973-2015
54 (sub)genus 54
Monné, M. A. 1972-2019
52 (sub)genus 52
Gilmour, E. F. 1948-1963
42 (sub)genus 42
Dejean, P. F. 1821-1835
36 (sub)genus 36
Fairmaire, L. 1850-1904
35 (sub)genus 35
Gahan, C. J. 1888-1911
35 (sub)genus 35
Sudre, J. 2000-2019
34 (sub)genus 34
Newman, E. 1838-1842
26 (sub)genus 26

count of new taxa per decade since Carolus Linnaeus

between taxa (out synonyms)
2010-2019
1341 (sub)species 126 (sub)genus 1467
2000-2009
945 (sub)species 132 (sub)genus 1077
1990-1999
777 (sub)species 117 (sub)genus 894
1980-1989
845 (sub)species 71 (sub)genus 916
1970-1979
1335 (sub)species 199 (sub)genus 1534
1960-1969
1983 (sub)species 289 (sub)genus 2272
1950-1959
2287 (sub)species 424 (sub)genus 2711
1940-1949
1808 (sub)species 287 (sub)genus 2095
1930-1939
2390 (sub)species 249 (sub)genus 2639
1920-1929
1025 (sub)species 94 (sub)genus 1119
1910-1919
558 (sub)species 53 (sub)genus 611
1900-1909
674 (sub)species 66 (sub)genus 740
1890-1899
756 (sub)species 94 (sub)genus 850
1880-1889
944 (sub)species 106 (sub)genus 1050
1870-1879
472 (sub)species 43 (sub)genus 515
1860-1869
1491 (sub)species 369 (sub)genus 1860
1850-1859
704 (sub)species 122 (sub)genus 826
1840-1849
299 (sub)species 68 (sub)genus 367
1830-1839
186 (sub)species 87 (sub)genus 273
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418 (sub)species 21 (sub)genus 439

Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778)

C. Linnaeus

The Swedish naturalist is the father of taxonomy (science of classification).

The books Species Plantarum, Genera Plantarum and Systema Naturae published between 1753 and 1758 are recognized internationally as the starting point of nomenclature for plants and animals.

He created the binomial system in which he gave a genus name and a qualifier for each species such as Quercus ruber or Homo sapiens.

For example, there is Cerambyx curculionoides among the 45 taxa of lamiines described.

He developped the principles of a hierarchical classification, with schemas to identify specimens. These dichotomous keys are still used today.


list of publications

Stephan von Breuning (1894-1983)

S. Breuning

Doctor of philosophy, he interested in entomology and became specialist of Carabidae, Cerambycidae then.

In 1945 after the war, he left hometown Vienna to settle permanently in Paris.

The proximity of the rich collections of the Museum, the ability to view those of neighboring states, gave him the opportunity to do many tribe revisions, and proceed to the description of many taxa for new species and genus.

All these works has produced about 21,000 pages in more than 600 publications, which contributed significantly to the knowledge of Lamiinae and other group studied.

An autobiographical notice and complete list of publicatons were published in 1984 (Bulletin de la Société Sciences Nat, no 41).


publications taxa

There are many websites on longhorned beetles today. The links page namedCerambycoidea ring (www.cerambycoidea.com) lists most of them.

Some examples of representative websites on their perimeter:
  • www.cerambycoidea.com is also interesting for its forum, its gallery and its digital library
  • www.biolib.com gives an updated list of taxa very useful for example to check the spelling and valid combination to apply
  • plant.cdfa.ca.gov/byciddb has a very useful gallery to determine the American longhorned beetle
  • www.scielo.com is a Brazilian scientific electronic library (Iheringia, Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, Zoologia...)
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