[Taxacom] "Felder & Rogenhofer 1874"

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 12:01:20 CDT 2017

Don't know if the following paper might help. I can send a copy if needed.

John Grehan

Nässig, W. & W. Speidel. 2007. On the authorships of the Lepidoptera Atlas
of the "Reise der Novara", with a list of the taxa of Bombycoidea [s.l.]
therein described (Insects, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea). Senckenbergiana
Biologica 87: 63-74.


The authorships and publications dates of the taxa of Lepidoptera described
in the "Reise der Novara" are reinterpreted in accordance with the
information provided in the forward to this work by Cajetan FELDER
(supported by a contemporary obituary of Rudolph/Rudolf FELDER by SCHINER).
The new taxa of Heterocera figured on plates 75-107 (“Sphinges & Bombyces”)
were authored by C. FELDER & R. FELDER in 1874, while those figured on
plates 108-120 (174) and 121-140 (1875) (Noctuidae, Geometridae,
Microlepidoptera and a few other groups) take C. FELDER (& R. FELDER?) or
C. FELDER (R. FELDER?) & ROGENHOFFER or (rarely) ROGENOFFER alone as their
authors, depending on the indication provided in the legends and
explanations, which must be consulted in every individual case. A list of
Bombycoidea (in the modern, wide sense, including Sphingidae, Mimallonidae
and Lasocampidae) named by C. & R. FELDER in this work is provided, with
their valid names provided as far as these were available.

On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 12:44 PM, Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu> wrote:

> Hi. Can anyone give a definitive statement regarding the work linked here:
> http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1221095#page/9/mode/1up
> Here is the situation: this particular work, as linked here from the
> Smithsonian's copy, LOOKS like a single work, and the second page says
> "Juli 1875". However, if you look at the plates at the end, they all have a
> date at the bottom that says 1868. There are some names that appear
> differently in the text and plates, so potentially made available on
> different dates if they were *not* simultaneously issued. This potentially
> affects the validity of at least one genus name presently in use, so I
> would like to be certain I have the details correct.
> Neave, in the Nomenclator Zoologicus, cites names in the plates as being
> from 1868, and names in the text as being from 1874.
> References to this work in the NHM Catalog at
> http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/butmoth/
> cite the names appearing in the plates as being from 1874 and the text as
> being from 1875 (despite both being linked to the BHL copy which has them
> in a single work).
> I have not yet been able to locate any source that explains (1) what
> *evidence* there is that the plates and text were published separately, nor
> (2) how and why one of the dates is usually given as 1874, nor (3) why the
> dates of the presumed separate parts are given inconsistently by different
> sources. It also strikes me as odd that the work seems *uniformly* cited as
> "Felder & Rogenhofer" when the text rather clearly lists TWO Felders,
> Cajetan and Rudolf (shouldn't it then be Felder, Felder & Rogenhofer?).
> This is very confusing, to say the least, and I would be grateful if
> anyone can point to something that would help iron this out.
> Peace,
> --
> Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
> Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
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