Catalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Scarabaeoidea: Lucanidae and Passalidae

Bezděk Aleš, Boucher Stéphane, Hájek Jiří
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 279-293, 2017
Published online: 30th June 2017
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Abstract: Type specimens from the collection of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, are currently being catalogued. In this part of catalogue dealing with scarabaeoid families Lucanidae and Passalidae, we present information on types of Lucanidae (five taxa of Lucaninae, four taxa of Syndesinae), and Passalidae (one taxon of Aulacocyclinae, ten taxa of Passalinae). Passalids, all from Nickerls’ collection, were previously studied by August Ferdinand Kuwert; comments are given also on specimens of 12 taxa labelled as types incorrectly.
Key words: Catalogue, types, National Museum Prague, Scarabaeoidea, Lucanidae, Passalidae
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