Sphaeropelatops brasiliensis, Jeannel, 1936: 66,

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: 43

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Sphaeropelatops brasiliensis


A. brasiliensis Jeannel, 1936: 66  ;

Gnaspini, 1996: 539 (holotype seen [Note: Aedeagus and genital segment missing—see Note under Gnaspini & Peck, 2019, below]); Gnaspini & Peck, 2001: 429 (tentative assignment to group ascutellaris); Salgado, 2010c: 214 (assignment to group capitanea); Gnaspini & Peck, 2019: 10, 14 (holotype seen [Note: Aedeagus and genital segment missing—we recently learned that there is a glass slide with the male genitalia of this type specimen studied by R. Jeannel and kept separate at the MNHN collection (Michel Perreau, 2019, personal comm.); see Note under MNHN, in ‘Construction and Organization of the Catalog’ and also in Gnaspini & Peck, 2019]; assignment back to group; and tentatively to subgroup).

Holotype male [a single specimen in original description, assumed as holotype] in MNHN.

Type locality: Blumenau, Santa Catarina State, Brazil.

Distribution: Brazil: Santa Catarina State: known only from type locality.


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