Megaceras remus Reiche, 1859,

Hielkema, Auke J. & Hielkema, Meindert A., 2019, An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Guianas, Insecta Mundi 732 (732), pp. 1-306: 202

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3678492

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:930EAB11-37FA-41B0-980A-1A4736527842

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3682315

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scientific name

Megaceras remus Reiche, 1859
status

 

Megaceras remus Reiche, 1859 

Megaceras remus Reiche 1859: 16  ( French Guiana - LECTOTYPE)

= Megaceras laevipenne Prell 1914: 214  ( Peru)

Distribution. French Guiana: Reiche 1859: 16; Dechambre 1975: 85 (designation LECTOTYPE Megaceras remus  ); Endrödi 1976: 37 (as M. laevipenne  ; designation NEOTYPE Megaceras remus  ), 1985a: 568, 571 (as M. laevipenne  ; as M. remus  ); Gasca-Álvarez et al. 2008: 30 ( Guyana [> Fr. Guiana!] - as M. laevipenne  ); Brûlé et al. 2011a: 191; Duranton 2011: 21; Gasca-Álvarez and Ratcliffe 2011: 30, 31 (as M. laevipenne  ; as M. remus  ); Ponchel 2011: 61; Brûlé and Dalens 2012b: 37; Dupuis 2016b: 110. “Guianas”: Arrow 1937b: 64; Blackwelder 1944: 256. Brazil (NA): Gasca-Álvarez et al. 2008: 30 (as M. laevipenne  ) (NA); Gasca-Álvarez and Fonseca 2009: 721 (as M. laevipenne  ) (NA); Gasca-Álvarez and Ratcliffe 2011: 30 (as M. laevipenne  ). Other: Prell 1914: 214 ( Peru - as M. laevipenne  ); Arrow 1937b: 64 ( Peru - as M. laevipenne  ); Blackwelder 1944: 256 ( Peru - as M. laevipennis  ); Endrödi 1976: 37 ( Colombia, Peru - as M. laevipenne  ), 1985a: 568, 571 ( Colombia, Peru - as M. laevipenne  ); Gasca-Álvarez and Ratcliffe 2011: 30 ( Colombia, Peru - as M. laevipenne  ).

Note 1. It appears that many authors are unaware of the synonymization of Megaceras laevipenne  with M. remus  by Arrow (1941: 281), despite the confirmation of the correctness of this act by Dechambre (1975: 88).

Note 2. The designation of a lectotype of Megaceras remus  by Dechambre (1975: 85) must have been unknown to Endrödi (1976: 37) when he designated a neotype.

Note 3. Gasca-Álvarez et al. (2008: 30) record Megaceras laevipenne for Guyana and Colombia, noting that they copied this information from Endrödi (1976). However, Endrödi (1976: 37) clearly records M. laevipenne only for French Guiana (as “Guayana, St. Laurent”), Colombia and Peru. As such, Gasca- Álvarez et al. (2008) have copied the distribution incorrectly. As we are unaware of any actual records for Guyana of either M. laevipenne or M. remus  (the correct present name), we correct the record for Guyana in Gasca-Álvarez et al. (2008) to French Guiana. The species thus remains unrecorded for Guyana.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dynastidae

Genus

Megaceras

Loc

Megaceras remus Reiche, 1859

Hielkema, Auke J. & Hielkema, Meindert A. 2019
2019
Loc

Megaceras laevipenne

Prell 1914: 214
1914
Loc

Megaceras remus

Reiche 1859: 16
1859