Adelopsis Portevin,

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: 41-42

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3797389

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/4E4F5B3F-FFD3-8771-FF75-C8B3FE58F674

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scientific name

Adelopsis Portevin
status

 

Genus Adelopsis Portevin 

Adelopsis Portevin, 1907: 71  ; Jeannel, 1936: 59 (redescription) (sensu Gnaspini, 1996: 533 and Gnaspini & Peck, 1996: 407, redescription). Type species: Catops ruficollis Portevin  , = senior synonym of Adelopsis heterocera Portevin  (originally established as type species, by monotypy) ( Gnaspini & Peck (2019: 6 View Cited Treatment , 23).

= Iutururuca  Gnaspini, 1993a: 79 (as subgenus of Adelopsis  ); Gnaspini & Peck, 2019: 6 syn. Type species: Adelopsis leo Gnaspini  (orig. des.). See Note 3.

= Excelsiorella Salgado, 2008b: 210  (as genus); Gnaspini et al., 2016: 274 syn. Type species: Excelsiorella latissima Salgado  (orig. des.).

Note 1: Jeannel, 1922: 42 (and footnote 2) synonymizes “ Adelopsis Portevin [1907]  (type species: A. heterocera Port.  )” under “ Ptomaphagus Illiger [1798]  ” (and includes “ Ptomaphagus ruficollis ” Portevin [1903]  ), which is followed by Hatch, 1928: 164, 168. However, Jeannel, 1936: 66 – 67 does not mention his synonymy and he seems to treat both species as if he considered them in Adelopsis  in 1922.

Note 2: Revision started in Gnaspini (1996, who corrected spelling of some species names to feminine gender) and Gnaspini & Peck (1996, 2001), but not concluded.

Note 3: Only three species were initially assigned to the subgenus Iutururuca  ; others were deferred to await holotype examination; however, since the genus was under revision and some grouping changes may be done, Gnaspini (1996) preferred not to place the species into subgenera. A formal synonymy was proposed in Gnaspini & Peck (2019: 6).

Note 4: Gnaspini & Peck (1996, 2001) proposed a system of species groups for this very speciose genus, afterwards redefined and increased by Salgado (2010c: 212) and Gnaspini & Peck (2019: 6).

Distribution: Neotropical. Note: Many (tens) undescribed species (e.g., Gnaspini & Peck, 1996: 406); one undetermined (?undescribed) species from Tobago Island (of Trinidad and Tobago) (Peck et al., 2002: 12); four undetermined species (based on females) “described” in Salgado, 2008b: 218 ( Ecuador), 2013a: 89 ( Peru), 2013b: 77 ( Ecuador), and 2016b: 60 ( Ecuador) (they might have been described afterwards, but Salgado has made no further reference to those materials).

Biology: Most species seem to be carrion scavengers in moist lowland or montane forests. Some occur as troglophiles in caves.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Loc

Adelopsis Portevin

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

Excelsiorella

Gnaspini, P. & Antunes-Carvalho, C. & Peck, S. B. 2016: 274
Salgado, J. M. 2008: 210
2008
Loc

Iutururuca

Gnaspini, P. & Peck, S. B. 2019: 6
Gnaspini, P. 1993: 79
1993
Loc

Adelopsis

Gnaspini, P. & Peck, S. B. 2019: 6
Gnaspini, P. & Peck, S. B. 1996: 407
Jeannel, R. 1936: 59
Portevin, G. 1907: 71
1907