In memoriam of Professor Pavel Štys (1933–2018): biography, memories, bibliography and list of described taxa
Kment Petr, Baňař Petr, Bílý Svatopluk, Pluot-Sigwalt Dominique, Polhemus Dan A., Schuh Randall T.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 351-379, 2019
Published online: 15th August 2019
Published in print: 31st December 2019
Abstract: Professor Pavel Štys (1933–2018) was an eminent specialist in morphology,
taxonomy, systematics, biology and behaviour of Heteroptera, and the
Commissioner of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. All his
career was connected with the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles
University in Prague, Czech Republic, where he educated several generations of
Czech biologists and teachers. Here we provide his short biography, personal
memories of his colleagues, bibliography currently comprising 386 papers, and
annotated list of the taxa he described, which includes two families
(Stemmocryptidae and Medocostidae), 11 subfamilies, 4 tribes, 54 genus-group
and 129 species-group names, all of them in Heteroptera, except one species and
one subspecies of Syrphidae (Diptera). Within the list the grammatical gender of
the genera ChauliopsScott, 1874 and Neochauliops Štys, 1963 is corrected to
masculine in accordance with ICZN (1999: Article 184.108.40.206) affecting the gender
agreement in the following species: Chauliops conicus Gao & Bu, 2009, Ch.
lobatulus Breddin, 1907, Ch. petiolatus (Germar, 1837), Ch. quaternarius Gao
& Bu, 2009, and Neochauliops laciniatus (Bergroth, 1916).
Key words: Heteroptera, Diptera, Syrphidae, Pavel Štys, biography, bibliography, list of described taxa