Eulichas trapezicollis ( Fairmaire, 1891 )

Hájek, Jiří, 2009, Revision of the genus Eulichas Jacobson, 1913 (Coleoptera: Eulichadidae) II. E. dudgeoni species group, Zootaxa 2192, pp. 1-44: 41

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.189396

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scientific name

Eulichas trapezicollis ( Fairmaire, 1891 )
status

 

Eulichas trapezicollis ( Fairmaire, 1891) 

Lichas trapezicollis Fairmaire, 1891  : CXXIX (original description, Darchiling).

Eulichas trapezicollis ( Fairmaire, 1891)  : Pic 1914: 11 (catalogue); Jäch 1995: 363 (catalogue).

Type locality. “Darchiling” [Darjeeling district, West Bengal, India].

Remarks. Eulichas trapezicollis  is almost certainly a senior synonym of E. sikkimensis  or E. uniformis  , which both occur in Darjeeling. Both species are very similar in habitus, and could be reliably distinguished only based on shape of last antennomere or male genitalia. Unfortunately the original description did not mention any of these diagnostic characters, and the type material of E. trapezicollis  seems to be lost. Therefore I am not able to establish the formal synonymy. Type specimens should be deposited in MNHN, but I failed to find them there during my visits. However, I still believe, that more searching could reveal them, and therefore do not designate a neotype, but leave the status of E. trapezicollis  unresolved.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Eulichadidae

Genus

Eulichas

Loc

Eulichas trapezicollis ( Fairmaire, 1891 )

Hájek, Jiří 2009
2009
Loc

Eulichas trapezicollis (

Jach 1995: 363
Pic 1914: 11
1914