Dissochaetus Reitter,

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: 20-21

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3797445

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Dissochaetus Reitter
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Genus Dissochaetus Reitter 

Dissochaetus Reitter, 1884: 39  ; Jeannel, 1936: 142 (redescription). Type species: Dissochaetus hetschkoi Reitter  (3 species in original description, all as “new”— murrayi  , hetschkoi  , glabricollis  ); des. in Jeannel, 1922: 41 (not stated as taxonomic change).

= Dissochaetus Portevin, 1902: 513  (as “new genus”, for “ Dissochaetus Reitter  in litt.”), 1903a: 159. Type species: Catops spinipes Murray  (monotypy). Note: Portevin (1907: 67) later recognized Reitter as author of the genus.

Note 1: North and Central American species revised in Peck (1999c) and Peck & Cook (2014, 2016, 2017).

Note 2: Jeannel (1936: 145, in key) proposed a set of species groups for this highly speciose genus, but they were not precisely defined (as already noted by Szymczakowski, 1963: 679). Salgado (2010b: 161) presents a different set of more defined species groups, as used below, excluding the species described by Peck & Cook (2014, 2016, 2017).

Key: to species of West Indies, Mexico and Central America in Peck & Cook, 2014: 9, 2016: 81, 2017: 93, respectively.

Distribution: Nearctic (three species), mostly Neotropical. Note: One undetermined (?undescribed) species from Tobago (Peck et al., 2002: 12); one undetermined species (based on one female) “described” in Salgado, 2008b:218 from Ecuador (it might have been described afterwards, but Salgado made no further reference to this material afterwards).

Biology: Carrion scavengers in forests, and sometimes as troglophiles in caves.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Loc

Dissochaetus Reitter

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

Dissochaetus

Portevin, G. 1907: 67
Portevin, G. 1902: 513
1902
Loc

Dissochaetus

Jeannel, R. 1936: 142
Jeannel, R. 1922: 41
Reitter, E. 1884: 39
1884