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
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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
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