Zonitoschema yunnanum Kaszab, 1960,

Pan, Zhao & Ren, Guo-Dong, 2020, New synonyms, combinations and status in the Chinese species of the family Meloidae Gyllenhal, 1810 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) with additional faunistic records, Zootaxa 4820 (2), pp. 260-286: 265

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4820.2.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:581C6773-3B96-48FD-9835-33E26B3B6FEB

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4397941

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87A0-FFF1-CE26-61F9-FBFDFCF6F936

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scientific name

Zonitoschema yunnanum Kaszab, 1960
status

stat. nov.

Zonitoschema yunnanum Kaszab, 1960  stat. nov.

Zonitoschema macroxantha yunnana Kaszab, 1960: 262  . Type locality: “ 30 km SW. von Kinping, Yunnan ” (= Jinping, Yunnan), China. Type depository: IZCAS.

Material examined from China. 1 ex., Yunnan, Mengla, Bubang (N21°36.683’ E101°35.067’, Elev. 680 m), 2017. V.18, Li Zhaoxu & Ji Qiaoqiao leg. ( MHBU)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. China: Yunnan.

Remarks. The type specimens were deposited at IZCAS according to the records of Kaszab (1960). However, we did not find them neither at IZCAS nor at HNHM.

This species was published as subspecies of Zonitoschema macroxantha (Fairmaire, 1887)  by Kaszab (1960) mainly for having the apex of elytra black (“...unterscheidet sich aber von ihr durch die abweichende Färbung. Das Ender der Flügeldecken schmal schwarz...”). In a taxonomic revision of the genus Zonitoschema  from Palaearctic and Oriental regions in preparation (Bologna & Pan unpublished), the coloration of the elytra resulted as a diagnostic character for the species. The elytra of Z. macroxantha  is total yellow, without any black apical fascia. Additionally, the male genitalia showed differences (see Figs 7, 8View FIGURES 7–8). Therefore, we proposed that Z. macroxantha yunnana  should be raised to the species status, Z. yunnanum  stat. nov.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Zonitoschema

Loc

Zonitoschema yunnanum Kaszab, 1960

Pan, Zhao & Ren, Guo-Dong 2020
2020
Loc

Zonitoschema macroxantha yunnana

Kaszab, Z. 1960: 262
1960