Rediscovery of primary type specimens and lectotype designation for Bolboceras excavatum R. A. Philippi, 1859 (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae)
Smith Andrew B. T.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 681-684, 2015
Abstract: A primary type of Bolboceras excavatum R. A. Philippi, 1859 in F. Philippi
(1859) (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae: Bolboceratinae) was rediscovered and is
designated as a lectotype. The previous neotype designation is set aside.
Bolboceras excavatum is confirmed as junior synonym of Bolborhinum laesicolle
(Fairmaire, 1856), which occurs in Chile and Argentina. Photographs of the
lectotype and its labels are provided.
Key words: Coleoptera, Geotrupidae, Bolboceratinae, Bolborhinum, neotype, lectotype, Argentina, Chile, Neotropical Region