Pietro Rossi (1738–1804), Professor at the University of Pisa, in 1790 described the olive fruit fly Musca oleae in his opus Fauna Etrusca and for the next 121 years, Rossi was considered its author. During all the 900 century, Gmelin was considered the senior author. In this paper we report that the date of Rossi's Fauna Etrusca has been found to pre-date Gmelin's 13th Edition for the part that includes Musca oleae. Thus, we conclude that the senior author has to be considered definitively Rossi and not Gmelin.
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