Anaxius obesus Fåhraeus, 1870

Kamiński, Marcin J. & Schoeman, Colin S., 2018, Taxonomic revision of a darkling beetles genus Anaxius (Tenebrionidae: Pedinini: Helopinina), Zootaxa 4455 (3), pp. 471-485: 479-481

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4455.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:69209FF7-80B0-409D-A257-0B88C65E903F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038BC66E-FFDC-965E-F7AB-F916FDE4FE7A

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scientific name

Anaxius obesus Fåhraeus, 1870
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Anaxius obesus Fåhraeus, 1870 

( Figs. 1E View Figure , 5 View Figure )

Anaxius obesus Fåhraeus, 1870: 307  .- Koch, 1958: 211.

Notes. Fåhraeus (1870) did not specify the number of studied specimens, however from the context it seems to be clear that he was dealing with at least two specimens. Therefore, a lectotype designation is needed to fix the taxonomic status of the genus and the species.

Material studied. Lectotype, designated here, male (TMSA): “Caffra- / ria”. Paralectotype, male ( TMSAAbout TMSA): same data as holotype. Other material, male ( TMSAAbout TMSA): " Lichtenburg / Transvaal / Dr. Brauns ", male ( TMSAAbout TMSA): " Plansberg / XI.1950 / P.L. Breutz "; 2 males ( TMSAAbout TMSA): " S. Afr.; Limpopo Prov. / Mabote farm / 24.07 S – 28.39E ", " 12.12.2009 / in the Waterberg / leg. Ruth Müller "; male ( TMSAAbout TMSA): “ S. Afr.: Transvaal / Pienaars River 8km / 25.17S – 28.17EGoogleMaps  , 28.12.1994; E-Y 3234, on ground / leg. CL Bellamy”.

Distribution. This species has been collected in the following ecoregions of South Africa ( Fig. 5 View Figure ): Highveld grasslands; and Southern Africa bushveld.

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Tenebrionidae

Genus

Anaxius

Loc

Anaxius obesus Fåhraeus, 1870

Kamiński, Marcin J. & Schoeman, Colin S. 2018

2018
Loc

Anaxius obesus Fåhraeus, 1870 : 307

Fåhraeus, 1870 : 307 Koch, 1958 : 211