Ochlerotatus

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Ochlerotatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Culicidae
Subfamily: Culicinae
Genus: Ochlerotatus
Species

Ochlerotatus is a genus of mosquito. It used to be part of Aedes, but now they are two separate genera.[1]

In 2000, the aedine subgenus Ochlerotatus, which had been originally established as a genus in 1891,[2] was restored to its original status as a genus and many of the described species and subgenera of Aedes mosquitoes were transferred to it based on taxonomic characters.[3] After a contentious worldwide debate regarding the effect the taxonomic changes would have on names established over decades of work in scientific, government and lay communities,[4][5][6] many scientists and others affected by the change espoused the continued use of the previously established names,[7][8] with the result that the previously established names are currently (2016) supported by and accepted for publication in a significant number of influential scientific journals.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. F. Reinert, R. E. Harbach & I. A. Kitching (2004). "Phylogeny and classification of Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae), based on morphological characters of all life stages". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 142 (3): 289–368. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00144.x. 
  2. ^ Félix Lynch Arribálzaga. 1891. Dipterologia Argentina, Culicidae. Revista del Museo de la Plata, i: 345–377; p. 374.
  3. ^ Reinert JF. 2000. New classification for the composite genus Aedes (Diptera: Culicidae: Aedini), elevation of subgenus Ochlerotatus to generic rank, reclassification of the other subgenera, and notes on certain subgenera and species. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 16: 175-188.
  4. ^ José G. B. Derraik. 2007. Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in New Zealand: reverting to the traditional Aedes nomenclature. The Weta 34: 17-23; http://www.ento.org.nz/nzentomologist/free_issues/Weta34_1_2007/Weta34_1_17-23.pdf.
  5. ^ Black, W. 2004. Learning to use Ochlerotatus is just the beginning. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 20: 215-216: https://archive.org/details/cbarchive_104084_learningtouseochlerotatusisjus2004.
  6. ^ J. F. Reinert, R. E. Harbach and I. A. Kitching. 2004. Phylogeny and classification of Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae), based on morphological characters of all life stages. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 142(3): 289-368; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00144.x/abstract.
  7. ^ Savage,HM, Strickman, D. 2004. The genus and subgenus categories within Culicidae and placement of Ochlerotatus as a subgenus of Aedes. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 20: 208-214; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15264635.
  8. ^ Wilkerson RC, Linton Y-M, Fonseca DM, Schultz TR, Price DC, et al. (2015) Making Mosquito Taxonomy Useful: A Stable Classification of Tribe Aedini that Balances Utility with Current Knowledge of Evolutionary Relationships. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133602; http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0133602.
  9. ^ Entomological Society of America: Journal of Medical Entomology Policy on Names of Aedine Mosquito Genera and Subgenera, http://www.entsoc.org/Pubs/Periodicals/JME/mosquito_name_policy.