Dichotomius (Luederwaldtinia) joelus Gandini and Aguilar, 2009 : 143,

Vaz-De-Mello, Fernando Z. & Nunes, Rafael V., 2016, New species, redescription and taxonomic notes in the Dichotomius (Luederwaldtinia) batesi (Harold) species-group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Zootaxa 4139 (2), pp. 294-300: 298

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4139.2.12

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D4B4C1E3-F897-411D-B03B-0C0C054B4EA6

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FA1339-FFD0-FFB4-FF70-FA184431F8F9

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scientific name

Dichotomius (Luederwaldtinia) joelus Gandini and Aguilar, 2009 : 143
status

 

Dichotomius (Luederwaldtinia) joelus Gandini and Aguilar, 2009: 143  .

This species have been assigned to the Dichotomius batesi  species-group, however it lacks the main diagnostic character of batesi  group that is the ocellate punctures on pronotal disc - “ El disco (del pronotum) casi liso, com puntos superficiales pequeños ” (disc almost smooth, with small superficial punctures) ( Gandini & Aguilar, 2009). After examining original description, pictures, and one couple of paratypes, we concluded that this name is a new synonym of Dichotomius opacipennis (Luederwaldt, 1931)  , then belonging to the Dichotomius geminatus  speciesgroup as defined by Nunes and Vaz-de-Mello (2013). As several syntypes of D. opacipennis  were examined and all correspond to the same species, we will include their listing and lectotype designation in the ongoing revision of that species-group.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Dichotomius

Loc

Dichotomius (Luederwaldtinia) joelus Gandini and Aguilar, 2009 : 143

Vaz-De-Mello, Fernando Z. & Nunes, Rafael V. 2016
2016
Loc

Dichotomius (Luederwaldtinia) joelus

Gandini 2009: 143
2009