Megasoma gyas ( Herbst, 1785 ),

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: 197

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3682435

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Megasoma gyas ( Herbst, 1785 )
status

 

Megasoma gyas ( Herbst, 1785) 

Scarabaeus gyas Herbst 1785: 263 

Note. Two presently recognized subspecies of Megasoma gyas  have been described, one of which may occur in the research area. The other one is Megasoma gyas gyas ( Herbst, 1785)  (recorded from Brazil).

Subspecies Megasoma gyas rumbucheri Fischer, 1968 

Megasoma rumbucheri Fischer 1968: 137  ( Brazil)

Distribution. Guyana: Endrödi 1977b: 48, 1985a: 640, 642; Morón 2005: 30. Suriname: Endrödi 1977b: 48. Brazil: Fischer 1968: 137 (as Megasoma rumbucheri  ); Endrödi 1977b: 48, 1985a: 640, 642; Lachaume 1985: 40; Morón 2005: 30; Grossi et al. 2008: 366.

Note. Endrödi (1977b: 48) records Megasoma gyas rumbucheri  for Guyana and Suriname. The record for the latter country is copied in Endrödi (1985a: 640, 642) and Morón (2005: 30). However, we have not seen any specimens from these countries, and the species has never been reported from French Guiana. According to the distributional map in Grossi et al. (2008: 366), this subspecies is found in eastern Brazil, well over one thousand kilometers southeast of the research area. We consider the possible presence of this species in the research area in need of confirmation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dynastidae

Genus

Megasoma

Loc

Megasoma gyas ( Herbst, 1785 )

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

Megasoma rumbucheri

Fischer, H. 1968: 137
1968
Loc

Scarabaeus gyas

Herbst, J. F. W. 1785: 263
1785