Dissochaetus aztecus, Szymczakowski, 1971: 402

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: 21

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Dissochaetus aztecus


D. aztecus Szymczakowski, 1971: 402   ;

Salgado, 2010b: 161 (assignment to group), 2018a: 67; Peck & Cook, 2016: 86.

Holotype male in MNHN.

Type locality: Sierra de Durango, Durango State, Mexico.

Distribution: Mexico: Durango, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México, Michoacán, Morelos, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Sinaloa, and Veracruz States. Biology: In caves and forests.

Note 1: The records in Peck, 1973b: 105 ( Mexico: Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, and Tamaulipas) are a misidentification of D. sinuosus Peck & Cook [2016] ( Peck & Cook, 2016: 86)   .

Note 2: The record in Peck, 1977: 186 ( Mexico: Nuevo León State) is a doubtful record based on one female ( Peck & Cook, 2016: 86).


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