Platyscelis (Platyscelis) freyi Kaszab, 1940,

Bai, Xing-Long & Ren, Guo-Dong, 2019, Revision of the genus Platyscelis Latreille, 1818 from China (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platyscelidini), Zootaxa 4609 (1), pp. 101-126: 116

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4609.1.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5C8DF6F4-2918-47A8-8D56-37240B8E5B90

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039287CC-FFED-FF83-7BB4-FC5FFD3BD99C

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scientific name

Platyscelis (Platyscelis) freyi Kaszab, 1940
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Platyscelis (Platyscelis) freyi Kaszab, 1940 

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Platyscelis (Platyscelis) freyi Kaszab, 1940: 925  ; Egorov, 1989: 350; 2004: 661; 2008: 296; 2009: 67.

Type material (studied). Syntype: 1♂ ( HNHM), Shochow , Shansi China // Co-Typus, Platyscelis freyi  m. 1939, Kaszab  .

Other material. CHINA: Gansu: 1♂ ( MHBU), Wuquan Shan, Lanzhou, 1750 m, 20.VII.1992, Guo-Dong Ren leg.  ; 11♂♂, 12♀♀ ( MHBU), Xinglong Shan, Yuzhong, 35°48.930′ N, 104°04.345′ E, 2101 m, 24.VII.2010, Xin-Pu Wang & Zhao Pan leg.GoogleMaps 

Distribution. China: Gansu ( Kaszab, 1940; Egorov, 2008).

Remarks. This species was described based on three specimens (‘Coll. SCHUSTER 1♂, 1♀; Coll. FREY 1♂ ’) from Gansu and Shanxi, China, and the type specimens were deposited in ‘Coll. G. FREY, München (♂, ♀)’ in the original description.

A male syntype from Shanxi deposited in HNHM was studied by first author, its elytral surface is without thick setae, which is not match with the original description. In addition, it has punctures on elytra, which is not mentioned in the original description. Therefore, it was not the specimen used to describe this species at that time. In fact, it should be identified as P. gebieni Schuster, 1915  after examination. In this paper, 24 specimens from Gansu deposited in MHBU were examined, they were fully match with the original description. Thus, Gansu should be the type locality of this species. In this case, perhaps one of the two syntypes deposited in ‘Coll. G. FREY, München’ would be designated as the lectotype in the future. Meanwhile, the male syntype from Shanxi deposited in HNHM should be moved to P. gebieni Schuster, 1915  .

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Tenebrionidae

Genus

Platyscelis

Loc

Platyscelis (Platyscelis) freyi Kaszab, 1940

Bai, Xing-Long & Ren, Guo-Dong 2019
2019
Loc

Platyscelis (Platyscelis) freyi

Egorov, L. V. 1989: 350
Kaszab, Z. 1940: 925
1940