Toxoscelus Deyrolle 1864, Deyrolle, 1864

Ohmomo, Sadahiro, 2011, One new genus and six new species of Coraebini Bedel, 1921 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the Philippines, Zootaxa 3058, pp. 22-34: 23

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.278920

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5696336

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scientific name

Toxoscelus Deyrolle 1864
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Genus Toxoscelus Deyrolle 1864  

Toxoscelus Deyrolle 1864: 114   , 127; Bellamy 2008: 1737.

Type species: Toxoscelus undatus Deyrolle 1864   (fixed by subsequent designation: Descarpentries & Villiers 1967: 490).

Remarks. In terms of generic placement, there remains uncertainty due to the very incomplete understanding of coraebine systematics in the Indo-Oriental fauna. The three keys to the genera of that region, including the Philippinese, are by Kerremans (1893), Fisher (1921) and Bellamy (1990) and these species would key to Toxoscelus   in each. However, several of the older coraebine genera from this biogeographical region, including Toxoscelus   and others described by Deyrolle (1864), perhaps have served too long as a catch-all awaiting further refinement such as that began with the work on the Indochinese fauna by Descarpentries & Villiers (1967). As with the genus Neotoxoscelus Fisher 1921   , related in name only, further study may require the movement of some of the species currently placed in Toxoscelus   as the Philippine fauna does have significant differences to that of Indonesia and southeast Asia and there is no telling where further discovery and study may lead. Only two species of Toxoscelus   are recorded from the Philippines: T. acutipennis Fisher 1922   and T. rugicollis Saunders 1874   , both from localities on Luzon. An additional four new species of Toxoscelus   from Leyte are described below and we suspect that other new species will be found from other areas of the Philippine archipelago.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Loc

Toxoscelus Deyrolle 1864

Ohmomo, Sadahiro 2011
2011
Loc

Toxoscelus

Bellamy 2008: 1737
Deyrolle 1864: 114
1864