Notes on the taxonomy of Urometopus with description of a new species from northern Turkey (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 675-686, 2011
Abstract: Urometopus angelinii sp. nov. from northern Turkey (Ordu province) is described
and illustrated. Description and illustration of the male of U. anatolicus
Smreczyński, 1977 with new locality records are also given. Omias imereticus
Reitter, 1888, is here designated as the type species of Urometopus Formánek,
1904. Taxonomy and position of this genus within the tribe Omiini are
discussed, and a checklist of its species is included. New synonymies are
proposed: Urometopus Formánek, 1904 = Phyllobioides Formánek, 1923, syn. nov.,
and Urometopus strigifrons (Gyllenhal, 1834) = Phyllobioides crassirostris
Formánek, 1923, syn. nov. The following revised combinations are established:
Urometopus asiaticus (Formánek, 1910), comb. nov. (transferred from Omias
Gernar, 1817), Urometopus korgei Smreczyński, 1970, comb. restit. and
Urometopus rugifrons (Hochhuth, 1851), comb. nov. (both transferred from
Phyllobioides Formánek, 1923), and Otiorhynchus malyi (Obenberger, 1914), comb.
nov. (from Urometopus Formánek, 1904). Urometopus rugifrons (Hochhuth, 1851),
stat. restit., is revived from synonymy with U. strigifrons (Gyllenhal, 1834).
The genera Amicromias Reitter, 1913, Eurosphalmus Yunakov & Nadein, 2006,
Solarhinomias Yunakov & Nadein, 2006, and Turanomias Yunakov & Nadein,
2006 are included in Omiini.
Key words: Curculionidae, Urometopus, taxonomy, new species, new synonymy, new combination, checklist, Turkey, Palaearctic Region