Ischnosoma major (LUZE, 1901)

Assing, Volker & Schülke, Michael, 2017, On the Ischnosoma fauna of Georgia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Tachyporinae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology (Beitr. Entomol.) 67 (2), pp. 195-206: 198-199

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http://doi.org/ 10.21248/contrib.entomol.67.2.195-206

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/356C87DB-5D74-FF9B-EE91-B2E942EDFE38

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scientific name

Ischnosoma major (LUZE, 1901)
status

 

Ischnosoma major (LUZE, 1901)  

( Map 2 View Map 2 )

Type material examined: Lectotype  [dissected prior to present study]: “Kaukas, Leder, Helenendorf. / major   m. det. Luze / c. Eppelsh. Steind. d. / Typus / Lectotypus  Mycetoporus major Luze   , des. M. Kocian 1994 / Ischnosoma major Luze   [sic], M. Kocian det. 94” ( NHMW). Paralectotypes 1 : “Kaukasus, Helenendorf. / major   m. det. Luze / Typus / Paralectotypus  Mycetoporus major Luze   , des. M. Kocian 1994 / Ischnosoma major Luze, M. Kocian   det. 94” ( NHMW); 1 : “Kaukasus, Helenendorf. / major   m. det. Luze / ex coll. Luze / Typus Mycetoporus major Luze   / Paralectotypus  Mycetopo- rus major Luze   , des. M. Kocian 1994 / Ischnosoma major 

Luze, M. Kocian det. 94” ( NHMW).

Additional material examined: Georgia: Mtskheta- Mtianeti : 4 , Stepanzminda, 42°40'N, 44°37'E, 2120 m, 20.VII.2015, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss, cSch) GoogleMaps   , 1 , Sno valley , 42°35'N, 44°45'E, 2210 m, 21.VII.2015, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1  [dissected prior to present study], Kazbeg, 1879, leg. Leder ( NHMW)   .

Identification doubtful: 1 , Kvemo Kartli, Algeti National Park , W Manglisi, 41°42'N, 44°18'E, 1210 m, 11.VII.2015, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   .

Comment: Ischnosoma major   was originally described from the type locality “Helenendorf” [= Göygöl] in Azerbaijan and subsequently reported also from Teberda in the Northwest Caucasus ( KOCIAN 1997). SCHÜLKE & SMETANA (2015), however, list this species only from Georgia.

A revision of the type material and an additional male from Kazbeg in the collections of NHMW revealed that, from what can be seen of the male sexual characters, they are conspecific with the males from Mtskheta-Mtianeti listed above. However, the revised distribution ( Map 2 View Map 2 ) suggests that both the type localiy and the record from Teberda are doubtful.

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien