Dinelytron hipponax, Gray, 1835,

Heleodoro, Raphael Aquino & Rafael, Jose Albertino, 2020, Review of the genus Dinelytron Gray (Prisopodidae: Prisopodinae: Prisopodini), with a phylogenetic analysis of the genera of the Prisopodini, including the description of a new genus, Zoologischer Anzeiger 285, pp. 37-80: 48

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http://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.jcz.2020.01.005



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Dinelytron hipponax


D. hipponax Gray, 1835 

This species was described based only on its type specimens, which Westwood (1859) confirmed to be lost. Di. hipponax  was supposed to have been included in the personal collection of Westwood. The description of the species is only three lines long, and mostly describe the coloration of the body and a few spines. With this low amount of information, it is impossible to identify any possible specimen from the species or elect a neotype for analysis. Due the lack of any reliable taxonomic criteria for identification, Di. hipponax  is therefore excluded from the taxonomic revision.