Pelidnota cuprea (Germar, 1824),

Moore, Matthew R., Jameson, Mary L., Garner, Beulah H., Audibert, Cedric, Smith, Andrew B. T. & Seidel, Matthias, 2017, Synopsis of the pelidnotine scarabs (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Rutelini) and annotated catalog of the species and subspecies, ZooKeys 666, pp. 1-349: 1

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scientific name

Pelidnota cuprea (Germar, 1824)
status

 

Pelidnota cuprea (Germar, 1824) 

Rutela cuprea  Germar, 1824: 120-121 [original combination].

Pelidnota cuprea  (Germar) [new combination by Perty 1830: 49].

Strigidia cuprea  (Germar) [new combination by Burmeister 1844: 389].

Odontognathus cupreus  (Germar) [new combination by Blanchard 1851: 214-215].

Strigidia cuprea  (Germar) [new combination by Lacordaire 1856: 355].

Odontognathus cupreus  (Germar) [revised combination by Harold 1869b: 1221].

Pelidnota (Odontognathus) cuprea  (Germar) [revised combination and new subgeneric combination by Ohaus 1913: 504].

Pelidnota (Ganonota) cuprea  (Germar) [new subgeneric combination by Ohaus 1918: 27].

Pelidnota (Strigidia) cuprea  (Germar) [new subgeneric combination by Machatschke 1970: 157].

Pelidnota (Odontognathus) cuprea  (Germar) [revised subgeneric combination by Hardy 1975: 4].

Pelidnota (Ganonota) cuprea  (Germar) [revised subgeneric combination by Frey 1976: 344].

Strigidia cuprea  (Germar) [revised combination by Soula 2006: 13-16].

Pelidnota (Strigidia) cuprea  (Germar) [revised combination and revised subgeneric combination by Özdikmen 2009: 145].

Pelidnota cuprea  (Germar) [removal of subgeneric classification by Soula 2009: 115].

Odontognathus unicolor  Laporte, 1840 synonym.

Odontognathus unicolor  Laporte, 1840: 137 [original combination].

Strigidia fulvipennis  (Germar) [syn. by Burmeister 1844: 390].

Odontognathus fulvipennis var. unicolor  Germar [revised combination and new infrasubspecific status by Harold 1869b: 1221].

Pelidnota (Ganonota) cuprea  (Germar) [syn. by Ohaus 1918: 27].

Rutela fulvipennis  Germar, 1824 synonym.

Rutela fulvipennis  Germar, 1824: 121 [original combination].

Strigidia fulvipennis  (Germar) [new combination by Burmeister 1844: 390].

Odontognathus cupreus var. fulvipennis  (Germar) [new combination and new infrasubspecific status by Blanchard 1851: 215].

Pelidnota (Odontognathus) cuprea var. fulvipennis  (Germar) [new combination and new subgeneric combination by Ohaus 1913: 504].

Pelidnota (Ganonota) cuprea var. fulvipennis  (Germar) [new subgeneric combination by Ohaus 1918: 27].

Pelidnota (Strigidia) cuprea var. fulvipennis  (Germar) [new subgeneric combination by Machatschke 1970: 157].

Pelidnota (Strigidia) cuprea forma fulvipennis  (Germar) [revised infrasubspecific status by Machatschke 1972: 29].

Pelidnota (Odontognathus) cuprea forma fulvipennis  (Germar) [revised subgeneric combination by Hardy 1975: 4].

Pelidnota (Ganonota) cuprea forma fulvipennis  (Germar) [revised subgeneric combination by Frey 1976: 344].

Strigidia cuprea var. fulvipennis  (Germar) [revised combination and revised infrasubspecific status by Soula 2006: 15].

Pelidnota (Strigidia) cuprea var. fulvipennis  (Germar) [revised combination and revised subgeneric combination by Özdikmen 2009: 145].

Pelidnota cuprea var. fulvipennis  (Germar) [removal of subgeneric classification by Soula 2009: 115].

Pelidnota cuprea  (Germar) [syn. n.].

Distribution.

ARGENTINA ( Soula 2006). BOLIVIA ( Soula 2006). BRAZIL: Bahia, Goiás, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina ( Germar 1824, Perty 1830, Burmeister 1844, Blanchard 1851, Ohaus 1913, 1918, 1934b, Blackwelder 1944, Machatschke 1972, Soula 2006, Krajcik 2008). PARAGUAY ( Ohaus 1913, 1918, 1934b, Machatschke 1972, Soula 2006).

Remarks.

Color variation in this species is found within populations. At least 80 specimens were collected in a single collecting event and single collecting locality (Rio Je Janeiro, Brazil). From this collecting event, Ohaus’s determinations refer to P. cuprea var. cuprea  (blackish and shiny cupreous reflections), P. cuprea var. coerulea  (black with shiny green reflections), and P. cuprea var. fulvipennis  (castaneous with shiny green reflections). Research should examine if this variation is intraspecific or, instead, indicative of interspecific variation in several sympatric species. Relationships of the species in the Pelidnota cuprea  complex require analysis. Species in the group have bounced to and from the genera Pelidnota  , Odontognathus  , Ganonota  , and Strigidia  , demonstrating historical classification difficulties and illustrating the need for phylogenetic analysis within the broader context of the Rutelini  . Male species in the " cuprea  complex" ( P. rubripennis  , P. riedeli  , P. cuprea  , P. ebenina  ) share a concavity on the disc of the sternites.

Ohaus’s (1913) publication described both subspecies and varieties (sometimes both for the same species, e.g., Homonyx chalceus  ), thus unambiguously allowing us to treat these names in an infrasubspecific manner. Ohaus (1913) named several varieties of Pelidnota cuprea  , but these names are unambiguously infrasubspecific and are unavailable according to ICZN Article 45.6.1: Pelidnota (Odontognathus) cuprea var. coerulea  Ohaus (unavailable name) (Fig. 59View Figure 59), P. (Odontognathus) cuprea var. rufoviolacea  Ohaus (unavailable name) (Fig. 61View Figure 61), and P. (Odontognathus) cuprea var. nigrocoerulea  (unavailable name) (Fig. 60View Figure 60) ( Moore and Jameson 2013). Rutela fulvipennis  Germar is an available name that was subsequently treated as an infrasubspecific color variant of Pelidnota cuprea  . Rutela fulvipennis  maintained infrasubspecific status through Soula (2006). Krajcik (2008) listed the name in synonymy with Pelidnota cuprea  (Germar). Because we do not consider Krajcik (2008) to contain express taxonomic changes and we do not recognize infrasubspecific entities, we formalize the synonymy herein: Rutela fulvipennis  Germar is a new synonym of Pelidnota cuprea  (Germar).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Pelidnota

Loc

Pelidnota cuprea (Germar, 1824)

Moore, Matthew R., Jameson, Mary L., Garner, Beulah H., Audibert, Cedric, Smith, Andrew B. T. & Seidel, Matthias 2017
2017
Loc

Odontognathus unicolor

Castelnau 1840
1840
Loc

Odontognathus unicolor

Castelnau 1840
1840
Loc

Rutela cuprea

Germar 1824
1824
Loc

Rutela fulvipennis

Germar 1824
1824
Loc

Rutela fulvipennis

Germar 1824
1824