Xyleborinus schaufussi (Blandford)

Smith, Sarah M., Beaver, Roger A. & Cognato, Anthony I., 2018, New synonymy, new combinations and other taxonomic changes in Japanese xyleborine ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), Zootaxa 4521 (3), pp. 391-403: 397

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4521.3.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:47341777-8269-4F41-999B-204943738A10

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Xyleborinus schaufussi (Blandford)
status

 

Xyleborinus schaufussi (Blandford) 

Xyleborus schaufussi Blandford, 1894: 117  .

Xyleborinus schaufussi (Blandford)  : Wood & Bright, 1992: 816.

Xyleborus kraunhiae Niisima, 1910: 14  . syn. n.

Taxonomy: Type specimens of Xyleborus kraunhiae  could not be located in the NIAES collection so our observations were based on Niisima’s description. The morphology of the species described by Niisima is unambiguously that of Xyleborinus schaufussi  except the size is given as 2.20 mm. This is smaller than the size of other specimens (NMNH, MSUC, RAB), which range between 2.30¯2.50 mm, and smaller than that reported for X. schaufussi  of 2.40¯3.00 mm by Niisima (1910). Despite this slight size discrepancy, we are confident that these two species are the same and Xyleborus kraunhiae  is here placed in synonymy.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Curculionidae

Genus

Xyleborinus

Loc

Xyleborinus schaufussi (Blandford)

Smith, Sarah M., Beaver, Roger A. & Cognato, Anthony I. 2018

2018
Loc

Xyleborinus schaufussi

Wood, S. L. & Bright, D. E. 1992: 816

1992
Loc

Xyleborus schaufussi

Blandford, W. F. H. 1894: 117

Loc

Xyleborus kraunhiae

Niisima, Y. 1910: 14