Revision of Chitona species (Coleoptera: Oedemeridae) from the eastern Mediterranean
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 107-121, 2006
Abstract: Species of the genus Chitona W. Schmidt, 1844, occurring in the eastern part of
the Mediterranean are revised, illustrated and keyed. Two species groups are
proposed. Chitona macedonica sp. nov. is described from Macedonia, southern
Bulgaria and northern Greece. C. cretica Fairmaire, 1863 is removed from
synonymy of C. incana (Schmidt, 1846). Chitona fucata tristis (Faldermann, 1837)
stat. nov. is downgraded to a subspecies. The following new synonymies are
established: Chitona W. Schmidt, 1844 = Dolichopyga Seidlitz, 1899 syn. nov.,
C. fucata tristis (Faldermann, 1837) = C. sieversi Kiesenwetter, 1878 syn.
nov., C. cretica Fairmaire, 1863 = Probosca acuminata Reitter, 1890 syn. nov. =
Dolichopyga balcanica Pic, 1913 syn. nov. Chitona fucata fucata (Faldermann,
1837) comb. nov. is transferred from Dolichopyga.
Key words: Coleoptera, Oedemeridae, taxonomy, new species, new synonyms, new combination, new status, key, Palaearctic region