Canthidium kelleri (Martínez, Halffter, and Pereira),

Nunes, Rafael V. & Vaz-De-Mello, Fernando Z., 2013, New brachypterous species of Dichotomius Hope, with taxonomic notes in the subgenus Luederwaldtinia Martínez (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Zootaxa 3609 (4), pp. 411-420: 416

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3609.4.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4D73C473-2533-4E1B-A039-113DF838F42A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C18799-6A44-073C-FF00-FE41E5C48121

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Plazi

scientific name

Canthidium kelleri (Martínez, Halffter, and Pereira)
status

 

Dichotomius paraguayanus Gandini & Aguilar  , new synonym of Canthidium kelleri (Martínez, Halffter, and Pereira) 

Gandini and Aguilar (2009) assigned Dichotomius paraguayanus  to the subgenus Luederwaldtinia  in a species group (section) of its own. Comparison of a paratype of D. paraguayanus  ( Paraguay: Dpto Cordillera: Naranjo. 15.X.2005. J.Rivas, CEMT) and a paratype of C. kelleri  ( Brazil: Goiás: Rio Verde. Dr Nick, CEMT) lead us to conclude that the two names are synonymous. The reassignment of this species to Canthidium  is supported by the absence of a ventral clypeal process, the angulation of the apices of the protibiae (less than 90°), the short and convex mesosternum, and the ovoid body shape. Canthidium paraguayanus  belongs to a group of Canthidium  that is commonly found mixed with Dichotomius  in collections around the world. This group also includes C. gigas Balthasar  and C. bokermanni (Martínez, Halffter, and Pereira)  and is currently under review by the second author and a collaborator. We have consulted Paolo Gandini about this synonym and he agrees with reassignment to Canthidium  . Specimens of this species will easily key to Canthidium  in Vaz-de-Mello et al. (2011).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Canthidium

Loc

Canthidium kelleri (Martínez, Halffter, and Pereira)

Nunes, Rafael V. & Vaz-De-Mello, Fernando Z. 2013
2013
Loc

Dichotomius paraguayanus

Gandini & Aguilar 2009
2009