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Leschen, Richard A. B. & Newton, Alfred F., 2015, Checklist and type designations of New Zealand Aleocharinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), Zootaxa 4028 (3), pp. 301-353: 312-314

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Amriathaea Cameron 1948 

Amriathaea Cameron 1948: 727  . Type species: Amriathaea microps Cameron, 1948  , by monotypy. Notes: Amriathaea  is endemic to New Zealand, with two valid species.

Amriathaea antipodum ( Cameron 1947) 

Atheta (Parameotica) antipodum Cameron 1947: 709  . Type locality: King's Domain, Westport, Westland. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT ♂, BMNH 1 PT. Note: ex Atheta  in NZACAbout NZAC (nov.?). Distribution: New Zealand (NN).

Remarks. Cameron explicitly mentioned that the type was in the Brookes collection and the co-type was in his.

The type was located in the NZACAbout NZAC, but on that card mount there were two places (not one) where the second co-

type specimen was removed. Two additional specimens (mounted on the same card) in the BMNH were also

labeled as co-types, but these were not considered part of the type series.

Type material examined. Holotype ( NZACAbout NZAC): card-mounted (“♂ (in pencil) and 52. (red ink) written at base of

card), “Coll. E. Fairburn 8 - 1-1945 [in Brookes’ hand] //Kings Domain, Westport. Westland [in Brookes’ hand] //

Leaf-mould [in Brookes’ hand] // Parameotica antipodum Cam  TYPE [in Cameron’s hand, “ type ” in red ink] //

Kept 1 [in Cameron’s hand, red ink] // A. E. Brookes Collection // NZ Arthropod Collection Private Bag 92170

Auckland New Zealand NZACAbout NZAC 04091928 [barcode label]”. Paratype ( BMNH): card-mounted, “Co-type [round

label with powder blue border, a “?” was scribbled on the label] // N. Zealand Kings Domain Westport [in

Cameron’s hand] // Parameotica antipodum Cam.  COTYPE [“cotype” in red ink, in Cameron’s hand] // Could be

syntype or paratype M. E. Bacchus det. 1977 [portion in Bacchus’ hand] // M. Cameron. Bequest. B.M. 1955 - 147 ”.

Amriathaea microps Cameron 1948 

Amriathaea microps Cameron 1948: 728  . Type locality: Canterbury: Bealy Flat. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC (Brookes) HT; BMNH (Broun) 1 PT. Distribution: New Zealand (MC).

Remarks. Cameron mentioned that the type was in the Brookes collection, which was located in the NZACAbout NZAC, and an

“undetermined” specimen in the Broun collection, which we located, labeled as a co-type in the Main BMNH

collection.

Type material examined. Holotype ( NZACAbout NZAC): card-mounted (“ 13 written in pencil at base of card), “Coll. E. S.

Brookes 21 - 5-1945 [in Brookes’ hand] // leaf-mould [in Brookes’ hand] // Bealy Flat Canterbury. [in Brookes’

hand] // Amriathaea microps Cam  TYPE [in Cameron’s hand, “ type ” in red ink] // Kept 1 [in Cameron’s hand, red

ink] // A. E. Brookes Collection // NZACAbout NZAC specimen database record 1007111 // NZ Arthropod Collection Private

Bag 92170 Auckland New Zealand NZACAbout NZAC 04065713 [barcode label]”. Paratype ( BMNH): card-mounted (“ 13

written in pencil at base of card), “Coll. E. S. Brookes 21 - 5-1945 [in Brookes’ hand] // leaf-mould [in Brookes’

hand] // Bealy Flat, Canterbury. [in Brookes’ hand] // Amriathaea microps Cam.  COTYPE [in Cameron’s hand,

“ type ” in red ink] // M. Cameron. Bequest. B.M. 1955 - 147.”.

Leptostiba Pace 1985 

Leptostiba Pace 1985: 109  . Type species: Leptostiba franzi Pace, 1985  , by original designation. Notes: There are 36 valid species in Leptostiba  , mostly from the Oriental region through Australia, plus one in New Caledonia and three (one adventive) in New Zealand.

Leptostiba neozelandensis Pace 2003 

Leptostiba neozelandensis Pace 2003: 142  . Type locality: New Zealand: MC: Lincoln. Type depository: MRSN HT ♂, 2 PT ♀. Distribution: New Zealand (MC).

Leptostiba politula ( Fauvel 1878) 

Homalota politula Fauvel 1878: 577  . Type locality: Adélaïde. Type depository: IRSNBAbout IRSNB LT ♂, 1 PLT (designated by

Pace 2003: 116), BMNH 1 + PLT?. Note: New Zealand (as Atheta  ), Kuschel 1990; comb. nov., ex Atheta  ,

distribution, Pace (2003). Distribution: Australia; intro New Zealand (AK (intro)). Remarks. Fauvel (1878) mentioned an unspecified number of specimens in his own and in Sharp's collection (now in BMNH), but Pace (2003) referred only to those in IRSNBAbout IRSNB, and we did not locate any BMNH paralectotypes of this species.

Leptostiba pseudopolitula Pace 2003 

Leptostiba pseudopolitula Pace 2003: 146  . Type locality: Auckland. Type depository: IRSNBAbout IRSNB HT ♀. Distribution: New Zealand (AK).

Tramiathaea Cameron 1945 

Tramiathaea Cameron 1945: 168  . Type species: Gyrophaena cornigera Broun, 1880  , by original designation. Notes: Tramiathaea  is endemic to New Zealand, with a single species.

Tramiathaea cornigera ( Broun 1880) 

Gyrophaena cornigera Broun 1880: 91  . Type locality: neighborhood of Whangarei Harbour. Type depository: BMNH LT (designated below). Note: Kuschel 1990. Distribution: New Zealand (AK,ND).

Remarks. Broun based this description on “several examples”, one of which matched the locality data in the

BMNH, though several were in the NZACAbout NZAC but lacked exact label data and were not considered syntypical. In order

to stabilize this name a lectotype is here designated from the BMNH syntype of Gyrophaena cornigera  . Broun

recognized that this species may represent a new genus, which was implemented by Cameron (1945).

Type material examined. Lectotype ( BMNH): card-mounted, “ Type [round label with red border] // 168. ♂ [in

Broun’s hand] // New Zealand. [red underline] Broun Coll. Brit. Mus. 1922 - 482. // Manaia. Whangarei [in Broun’s

hand] // Homalota  corniger. [in Broun’s hand]”.

NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection

IRSNB

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

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Amriathaea

Cameron 1948: 727

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Atheta (Parameotica) antipodum

Cameron 1947: 709

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Amriathaea microps

Cameron 1948: 728

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Leptostiba

Pace 1985: 109

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Leptostiba neozelandensis

Pace 2003: 142

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Homalota politula

Fauvel 1878: 577

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Leptostiba pseudopolitula

Pace 2003: 146

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Tramiathaea

Cameron 1945: 168

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Gyrophaena cornigera

Broun 1880: 91