Scotocryptus meliponae, Girard, 1874: 124,

Peck, Stewart B., Gnaspini, Pedro & Newton, Alfred F., 2020, Updated catalog and generic keys of the Leiodidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Neotropical region (“ Latin America ”: Mexico, the West Indies, and Central and South America), Zootaxa 4741 (1), pp. 1-114: 88

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4741.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2F901615-D948-4C68-81E9-75282F594BAF

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3797265

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/4E4F5B3F-FFAC-870F-FF75-CBBEFEEFF54B

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scientific name

Scotocryptus meliponae
status

 

S. meliponae Girard, 1874: 124 

(just a communication); 1875 (1874): 576 (description); Wasmann, 1904: 484; Portevin, 1907: 81; Peck, 2003a: 76 (redescription).

Syntypes (3 specimens, sex and depository not given in original description) in MNHN [in Peck, 2003a, cotypes not seen].

Type locality: “environs de Bahia” [State], Brazil [as “ Guyana ”, in error, in Portevin, 1907: 81].

Distribution: Brazil: Bahia (also obscurus  ), and Pará ( goeldii  ) States; Colombia: Magdalena Department; Panama: Panamá Province. Trinidad. Biology: Portevin, 1907: 81; Wasmann, 1904: 483; Salt, 1929: 435; Peck, 2003a: 76. Larvae: Wheeler, 1985: 1083.

Note: The record in Portevin, 1903b: 336, 1907: 81 ( Mexico: Jalisco State) is a misidentification of S. digueti Portevin [1937] ( Portevin, 1937: 35)  .

= S. obscurus Sharp, 1885  : xxii; Portevin, 1907: 81 syn. (not stated as taxonomic change); Hatch in Salt, 1929: 451; Hatch, 1936: 40 – 41 (cotype seen; resurrecting species from synonomy, but see Note); Peck, 2003a: 76 (holotype seen). No information about types in original description; Holotype, sex not given, in BMNH [in Peck, 2003a]. Type locality: “Bahia” [State, Brazil]. Note: Although Hatch (1936: 41) states that “The species may well be retained as distinct until more specimens ...”, this seems to have been overlooked in the literature—both Roubik & Wheeler (1982: 127, in Table 1) and Peck (2003a: 76) treat S. obscurus  as junior synonym of S. meliponae  ; and this view is maintained here.

= S. goeldii Wasmann, 1900: 411  , 1904: 484; Portevin, 1907: 81; Hatch, 1929b: 83 syn. (not stated as taxonomic change, and given as “?”). No information about types in original description; Syntypes (2 specimens, sex not given) in ZMHB(?) [doubt as in Peck et al., 1998a: 52] or NHME(?). Type locality: “ Pará ” [State, Brazil].

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Genus

Scotocryptus

Loc

Scotocryptus meliponae

Peck, Stewart B., Gnaspini, Pedro & Newton, Alfred F. 2020
2020
Loc

S. goeldii

Peck, S. B. & Gnaspini, P. & Newton, A. F. 1998: 52
Hatch, M. H. 1929: 83
Portevin, G. 1907: 81
Wasmann, E. 1904: 484
Wasmann, E. 1900: 411
1900
Loc

S. meliponae

Peck, S. B. 2003: 76
Peck, S. B. 2003: 76
Wheeler, Q. D. 1985: 1083
Salt, G. 1929: 435
Portevin, G. 1907: 81
Portevin, G. 1907: 81
Portevin, G. 1907: 81
Wasmann, E. 1904: 484
Wasmann, E. 1904: 483
Girard, M. 1874: 124
1874