Thanatophilus ferrugatus ( Solsky, 1874 )

Çiftçi, Derya, Růžička, Jan, Hasbenli, Abdullah & Şahin, Ülfet, 2018, The large carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Turkey: a review with a new species record, Zootaxa 4441 (3), pp. 555-591: 583

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Thanatophilus ferrugatus ( Solsky, 1874 )


[ Thanatophilus ferrugatus ( Solsky, 1874)  ]

Material examined. None.

Remarks. Species distributed in southern European parts of Russia, Iran and Central Asia (Růžička 2015). Özdemir & Sert (2008) reported this species from Turkey: Ankara. However, after comparison of their illustrations of the aedeagus with Schawaller (1981) and voucher specimens of T. ferrugatus  and T. terminatus ( Hummel, 1825)  deposited in the collection of Jan Růžička, we conclude that Özdemir & Sert (2008) misidentified their material, which in fact belongs to T. terminatus  . The same probably apply to a record of Altunsoy et al. (2017) from Eskişehir Province. Therefore, T. ferrugatus  is deleted from the Turkish fauna.