The Kateretidae, Nitidulidae and Monotomidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) described by Gistel (1856, 1857): new synonymies and type designations

Jelínek Josef, Audisio Paolo
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 225-238, 2009
Views: 1056
Abstract: The status of previously neglected taxa described by GISTEL (1856, 1857) in the Kateretidae, Nitidulidae and Monotomidae is examined. The following type species are designated: Cercus rufilabris Latreille, 1807 for Ammalaptus Gistel, 1856; Nitidula ferruginea Fabricius, 1775 for Holopterus Gistel, 1856; Silpha bipustulata Linnaeus, 1761 (= S. bipunctata Linnaeus, 1758) for Theridiosmum Gistel, 1856; Silpha depressa Linnaeus, 1758 for Scatocharis Gistel, 1856; Nitidula marginata Fabricius, 1781 for Oostomum Gistel, 1856. Numerous new generic and species synonyms are proposed, including: Kateretes Herbst, 1793 = Ammalaptus Gistel, 1856, syn. nov.; Amphotis Erichson, 1843 = Oostomum Gistel, 1856, syn. nov.; Nitidula Fabricius, 1775 = Theridiosmum Gistel, 1856, syn. nov.; Omosita Erichson, 1843 = Scatocharis Gistel, 1856, syn. nov.; Pocadius Erichson, 1843 = Holopterus Gistel, 1856, syn. nov.; Pria Stephens, 1830 = Strychnobia Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Brachypterolus linariae (Stephens, 1830) = Brachypterus autumnalis Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Brachypterus urticae (Fabricius, 1792) = Brachypterus solaris Gistel, 1857 = Brachypterus pelusius Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Brachyp- terus glaber (Newman, 1834) = Brachypterus collinus Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Kateretes pedicularius (Linnaeus, 1758) = Cercus nectarinus Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Kateretes pusillus (Thunberg, 1794) = Cercus uliginosus Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Cyllodes ater (Herbst, 1792) = Cychramus tenebrio Gistel, 1857 = Pocadius tenebrio Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Epuraea aestiva (Linnaeus, 1758) = Nitidula vaccinii Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Epuraea distincta (Grimmer, 1841) = Nitidula polyporina Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Epuraea melanocephala (Marsham, 1802) = Nitidula heterochroa Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Meligethes aeneus (Fabricius, 1775) = Meligethes kelchii Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Meligethes viridescens (Fabricius, 1787) = Meligethes pratincola Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Omosita colon (Linnaeus, 1758) = Omosita viana Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Thalycra fervida (Olivier, 1790) = Thalycra aridosa Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Rhizophagus aeneus Richter, 1820 = Rhizophagus scoriaceus Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Rhizophagus bipustulatus (Fabricius, 1792) = Rhizophagus quercus Gistel, 1857, syn. nov. Neotypes for all species described by Gistel are designated and deposited in the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, Munich, Germany.
Key words: Coleoptera, Kateretidae, Nitidulidae, Monotomidae, taxonomy, nomenclature, type species designations, neotype designations, new synonymies, Europe, Palaearctic region
Studies on the Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha, Leptopodomorpha, and Miridae excluding Phylini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Khuzestan and the adjacent provinces of IranSpecies inventory, preys and host plants of Anthocoridae sensu lato (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Shiraz and its environs (Iran, Fars province)An annotated catalogue of the Iranian Anthocoridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha)Revision of the Phthia generic complex with a description of four new genera (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Leptoscelini)Revisionary notes on some tropical Issidae and Nogodinidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea)New and little known species of Hydroglyphus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) from Arabia and adjacent areasTaxonomic revision of the New World species of the genus Oosternum Sharp (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae) II. The Oosternum convexum species groupRevision of the Afrotropical species of the genus Mentophilonthus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Philonthina)Revision of the Afrotropical species of the Philonthus caffer species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Philonthina)New species of the subfamily Malthininae (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) from the western Palaearctic RegionTaxonomic changes in Eastern Mediterranean Malachius (Coleoptera: Malachiidae)The Kateretidae, Nitidulidae and Monotomidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) described by Gistel (1856, 1857): new synonymies and type designationsClinopalpus hanae, a new genus and species of ripiphorid beetle from Malaysia (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae: Pelecotominae)Confirmation of the synonymy of Rhyzostylops with Blattivorus and the description of the male of Blattivorus inquirendus (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae: Ripidiinae)A review of the genus Agnathus (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Agnathinae), with description of Agnathus secundus sp. nov. from ChinaTituboea attenuata, a new synonym of T. biguttata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Clytrinae)GORCZYCA J. & CHÉROT F. 2008: Stysiofulvius, a new genus of Cylapi- nae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) from the Peninsular Malaysia. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 377–384.Two new genera of the family Scathophagidae (Diptera)Additions and corrections to the Catalogue of the Scathophagidae (Diptera) of the Palaearctic RegionCatalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic - Scarabaeoidea: Bolboceratidae, Geotrupidae, Glaphyridae, Hybosoridae, Ochodaeidae and TrogidaeREMANE R. & GÜNTHER H. 2008: Acetropis stysi, a new species from Spain (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 389–394.