Canthon (Glaphyrocanthon) politus Harold, 1868,

Chamorro, William, Marin-Armijos, Diego, senjo, Angelico & Vaz-De-Mello, Fernando Z., 2019, Scarabaeinae dung beetles from Ecuador: a catalog, nomenclatural acts, and distribution records, ZooKeys 826, pp. 1-343: 52-53

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scientific name

Canthon (Glaphyrocanthon) politus Harold, 1868
status

 

Canthon (Glaphyrocanthon) politus Harold, 1868  Plate 13C

Canthon politus  Harold, 1868d: 60 (original description. Type locality: Columbien [= Colombia], Bogotá und das südliche Mexiko [= Mexico]).

Canthon politus  : Gemminger and Harold 1869: 992 (list, distribution); Harold 1880a: 16 (cited for Nueva Granada [= Colombia]); Bates 1887: 31 (distribution); Gillet 1911a: 32 (complete list of species); Schmidt 1922: 79 (list, distribution); Balthasar 1939d: 205 (characters in key); Islas 1942: 304 (characters in key), 307 (description).

Canthon politum  : Blackwelder 1944: 201 (list of species for Latin America); Roze 1955: 42 (cited for Venezuela).

Canthon politum var. granadense  : Blackwelder 1944: 201 (cited as new combination, list of species for Latin America); Contreras 1951: 221 (cited for Colombia).

Geocanthon politus  : Pereira and Martínez 1956a: 137 (cited as new combination, redescription); Vulcano and Pereira 1964: 672 (catalog of species); Vulcano and Pereira 1967: 550 (characters in key).

Canthon (Glaphyrocanthon) politus  : Halffter and Martínez 1977: 80 (transferred to the subgenus Glaphyrocanthon  Martínez, 1948); Medina et al. 2001: 136 (cited for Colombia); Medina et al. 2003: 64 (distribution); Carvajal et al. 2011: 314-315 (cited for Ecuador); Krajcik 2012: 64 (complete list of species); Chamorro et al. 2018: 93 (cited for Ecuador).

Canthon granadensis  Lansberge, 1874a: 5 (original description); Gillet 1911a: 29 (complete list of species); Schmidt 1922: 79 (cited); Balthasar 1939d: 223 (characters in key).

Canthon granadense  : Blackwelder 1944: 199 (list of species for Latin America).

Type specimens.

Canthon politus  Harold, 1868. One syntype examined deposited at the MNHN (ex coll. E Harold and ex coll. R Oberthur). Lectotype to be designated in a future work on this species group.

Canthon granadensis  Lansberge, 1874. The holotype (♂) is deposited at the MNHN (ex coll. V Lansberge and ex coll. R Oberthur). Locality: without specific locality. Examined.

Holotype (♂): "granadensis / Lansb type [hw]", “Muséum Paris / ex Coll. / R. Oberthür / 1952 [p]", “Ex-Musæo / VAN LANSBERGE [p, black margin]", "Canthon (Glaphy- / rocanthon) / politus Harold. G.H. y A.M. det. 76 [hw, black margin]", "♂ [hw] HOLOTYPE [p, red label, black margin]".

Distribution.

Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

Records examined.

NAPO: B. P. La Cascada, Parque Nacional Sumaco, 1300 m (1 specimen CEMT). ZAMORA CHINCHIPE: Chito Río San Francisco, 1800 m (1 specimen CEMT); El Tambo Reserva El Colibri 2080 m (17 specimens CEMT).

Temporal data.

Collected in March and May.

Remarks.

Inhabits the evergreen foothill forests and lower evergreen montane forests throughout the Amazonian range from 1300-1800 m a.s.l. In the Andean region, it was recorded in the montane cloud forests from 1800-2080 m a.s.l. This species was collected with pitfall traps baited with human feces. According to Rivera-Cervantes and Halffter (1999), the previous records from Mexico are erroneous.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Canthon

Loc

Canthon (Glaphyrocanthon) politus Harold, 1868

Chamorro, William, Marin-Armijos, Diego, senjo, Angelico & Vaz-De-Mello, Fernando Z. 2019
2019
Loc

Geocanthon politus

Pereira & Martínez 1956
1956