Revision of Chitona species (Coleoptera: Oedemeridae) from the eastern Mediterranean

Švihla Vladimír
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 107-121, 2006
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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
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