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New records of Orussus minutus Middlekauff, 1983 (Hymenoptera: Orussidae) represent a significant western range expansion
By Skvarla, M.J., Tripodi, A., Szalanski, A., Dowling, A.
Biodiversity Data Journal, 2015
Cite: 1131566 with citation markup [cite:1131566]
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nice job... amazing beasts they are
i wonder why all the parentheses in this passage: "Orussus is represented ['by' missing. =v=] five species...: O. occidentalis (Cresson, 1879) [...]; O. thoracicus (Ashmead, 1898) [...]; O. sayii (Westwood, 1835) [...]; O. terminalis (Newman, 1838) [...]; and O. minutus (Middlekauff, 1983)..."

it seems all of the above were originally described as Orussus, so the parentheses should not be there

All the authors except Middle
All the authors listed except Middlekauff should parenthetical as they described species as Oryssus, not Orussus. Middlekauff, 1983 shouldn't be in parentheses, that's a mistake..not sure how I let it slip through. Thanks for reading through the paper.

thanks for explaining this, Michael
however, Oryssus was just a name emendation of Orussus, not a different taxon; all our species were described in the same genus rather than subsequently transferred to Orussus, so the parenthesizing is not warranted

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