Mixocosmia variabilis Brindle, 1973b: 50,

Miles, Claire, 2015, The Earwig Collection (Dermaptera) of the Manchester Museum, UK, with a complete type catalogue, European Journal of Taxonomy 141, pp. 1-138: 117-118

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2015.141

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2838F4A0-3FF9-4985-ACED-84CCBF9C59A3

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3847726

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EC87BC-FFB7-D754-FF14-FA67FE53FD66

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Mixocosmia variabilis Brindle, 1973b: 50
status

 

Mixocosmia variabilis Brindle, 1973b: 50  , figs 1–3.

Type material

12 ♂♂, paratypes, F3233.1758–1769; 8 ♀♀, paratypes, F3233.1770–1777; dried, mounted on card except: F3233.1759, 1762–1763, 1766, 1769–1770, 1772–1773; dried, mounted on pin.

Locality labels

F3233.1762: Venezuela - Aragua / Rancho Grande / 1100m. 10-VIII-69 // J. A. Clavijo / col.

Same data except date: F3233.1765, 11 Aug. 1969; F3233.1759, 20Aug. 1969; F3233.1758, F3233.1773, 27 Aug. 1969.

Same data except date and collector: F3233.1770, 30-VII-69 // J. Salcedo / J. A. Clavijo; F3233.1766, 5-IX-69 // J. Salcedo / J. A. Clavijo; F3233.1768, 16.V.70 // F. Fernandez Y. / J. A. Clavijo; F3233.1772, 14-VIII-49 // F. Fernandez Y / - P Fenjues; F3233.1763, 20.VIII.69 // F. Fernandez Y. / C. J. Rosales / Cols; F3233.1771, 7.XI.55 // F. Fernandez Y. / C. J. Rosales / Cols; F3233.1761: [9?].VI.55 // F. Fernandez Y. / C. J. Rosales / Cols; F3233.1760, 4-IV-51 / C. J. Rosales; F3233.1767, F3233.1769, F3233.1774–1777, 17.XI.1968 / H. Reichardt col; F3233.1764, as F3233.1768 except 21.V.71 // En la / Luz.

Taxonomy

Forficulidae  , Skendylinae  , Mixocosmia variabilis Brindle, 1973  .

Remarks

1. Steinmann (1989c) and Hopkins et al. (2014) have Brindle’s original name as Kleter variabilis  and so have the current name as Mixocosmia variabilis (Brindle, 1973)  ; however, Brindle’s original description names the new species Mixocosmia variabilis  , not Kleter  .

2. The number of paratypes does not match that stated in the original description, i.e., of 36 male and 62 female paratypes with the same data as the holotype (dates ranging from 30 Apr. 1969 to 26 May 1971) mentioned in the description, 11 male and 14 female paratypes were at MMUE, not 12 males and 8 females.