Nomenclatural studies toward a world list of diptera genus-group names. Part I: André-jean-baptiste robineau-desvoidy.
Evenhuis, N.L., O'Hara, J.E., Pape, T., and Pont, A.C. (2010). "Nomenclatural studies toward a world list of diptera genus-group names. Part I: André-jean-baptiste robineau-desvoidy.", Zootaxa, 2373, pp. 1-265.
This is the first in a series of rigorous nomenclatural studies of selected Diptera workers, undertaken as part of the Biosystematic Database of World Diptera (BDWD). A total of 566 genus-group names of Diptera proposed by A.-J.-B. Robineau- Desvoidy are listed, each with all originally included nominal species, method of typification, current taxonomic status, and emendations. A detailed biography of Robineau-Desvoidy is given with discussion of his works and his relationships with contemporaries. In addition, an index to all the species-group names of Diptera proposed by Robineau- Desvoidy (3,204) is given with bibliographic reference to each original citation. Appended to this study are a full bibliography of Robineau-Desvoidy’s works, a list of collectors on which Robineau-Desvoidy based his Diptera studies, a list of collecting localities mentioned in his Diptera works, and a reproduction of the little-known but valuable 1826 Blainville Rapport of Robineau-Desvoidy’s 1830 Essai sur les Myodaires.