Cordalia

Leschen, Richard A. B. & Newton, Alfred F., 2015, Checklist and type designations of New Zealand Aleocharinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), Zootaxa 4028 (3), pp. 301-353: 315-317

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Cordalia 

Cordalia Jacobs 1925: 82  (new name for Cardiola Mulsant & Rey  ). Type species: Aleochara obscura Gravenhorst, 1802  , by autotypy.

= Cardiola  Mulsant & Rey 1873 b: 6 (preoccupied, not Broderip 1834; without description). Type species: Aleochara obscura Gravenhorst, 1802  , by monotypy.

Notes: Cordalia  includes 50 valid species that are widely distributed in Eurasia and Africa, one of which is also adventive in North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Cordalia obscura ( Gravenhorst 1802) 

Aleochara obscura Gravenhorst 1802: 74  . Type locality: [Brunswick, Germany]. Type depository: ZMHB? #? ST. Note: Diagnosis, notes, Klimaszewski et al. (2013); New Zealand, ex Nelson 1965 ( NZACAbout NZAC). Distribution: Europe, Russia (European, northern Africa, Canary Is., Madeira, Azores, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Israel, Iran, Uzbekistan; India; intro Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand (NN (intro)).

Falagria Leach 1819 

Falagria Leach 1819: 177  . Type species: Staphylinus sulcatus Paykull, 1789  (= Falagria caesa Erichson, 1837  ), by original designation.

Notes: In its current somewhat restricted concept, Falagria  includes 47 valid species worldwide, with a single species endemic to New Zealand.

Falagria subopaca Broun 1893 

Falagria subopaca Broun 1893: 1405  . Type locality: Maketu, Hunua Range. Type depository: BMNH LT (designated below). Distribution: New Zealand (AK,ND).

Remarks. Broun did not specify the number of specimens he examined for naming this species, one specimen was

located in the BMNH. In order to stabilize this name a lectotype is here designated from material of Falagria 

subopaca  .

Type material examined. Lectotype ( BMNH): card-mounted, “ Type [round label with red border] // 2449. [in

Broun’s hand] // Hunua Maketu. [in Broun’s hand] // New Zealand. [red underline] Broun Coll. Brit. Mus. 1922 -

482. // Falagria subopaca  [in Broun’s hand]”.

Galafria Cameron 1945 

Galafria Cameron 1945: 164  . Type species: Galafria rufa Cameron, 1945  , by monotypy. Notes: The genus Galafria  is endemic to New Zealand, with a single species.

Galafria rufa Cameron 1945 

Galafria rufa Cameron 1945: 164  . Type locality: New Zealand: Howick. Type depository: BMNH HT. Distribution: New Zealand (AK).

Remarks. Cameron based his description on a single specimen which we have confirmed as the holotype.

Type material examined. Holotype ( BMNH): card-mounted, “n. sp. [underlined in red, in Cameron’s hand] //

Howick Deer. 1885. [in Cameron’s hand] // New Zealand. [red underline] Broun Coll. Brit. Mus. 1922 - 482. //

Galafria rufa Cam  TYPE [in Cameron’s hand, “ type ” in red ink] // Holo-type [round label with red border] ”.

Myrmecocephalus MacLeay, W. J. 1871

Myrmecocephalus MacLeay, W. J. 1871: 134. Type species: Myrmecocephalus cingulatus MacLeay, W. J., 1871

(= Myrmecocephalus australicus (Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926 ))  , designated by Blackwelder (1952: 253). = Stilicioides  Broun 1880: 95. Type species: Stilicioides micans Broun, 1880  , by monotypy. Notes: Myrmecocephalus  , often treated as a subgenus of Falagria  , includes about 118 valid species worldwide,

with one endemic and one adventive species in New Zealand.

Myrmecocephalus concinnus (Erichson 1839) 

Falagria concinna Erichson 1839: 51  . Type locality: Brasilia. Type depository: ZMHB? #? ST. Note: New Zealand (as Falagria concinna  ), Kuschel (1990), Sivasubramaniam et al. (1997); as Falagria  ( Leptagria  ) in Pace key (not text) (2008 a: 275). Distribution: Europe, Azores, Algeria, Canary Is., Madeira, Russia (Far East), Japan, China, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Grenada, St. Vincent, Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion; intro Galapagos Is., New Zealand (AK; MC (intro)).

Myrmecocephalus micans (Broun 1880) 

Stilicioides micans Broun 1880: 96  . Type locality: Tairua; near Whangarei. Type depository: BMNH LT (designated below). Distribution: New Zealand (CL,ND,TO;NC).

Remarks. Broun described this species based on “several specimens”; one was located in the BMNH (the

remaining specimens were collected in 1910 and 1912). In order to stabilize this name a lectotype is here

designated for this syntype of Stilicioides micans  .

Type material examined. Lectotype ( BMNH): card-mounted, “ Type [round label with red border] // 176. [green

label] // Tairua // New Zealand. [red underline] Broun Coll. Brit. Mus. 1922 - 482. // Falagria micans  . [in Broun’s

hand]”.

Myrmecopora Saulcy 1865 

Myrmecopora Saulcy 1865: 429  . Type species: Myrmecopora publicana Saulcy, 1865  , by monotypy. Notes: Myrmecopora  includes 41 valid, mainly Old World, species, with a single endemic species in New Zealand.

Myrmecopora paradoxa Bernhauer 1943 

Myrmecopora (Xenusa) paradoxa Bernhauer 1943: 170  . Type locality: Jitirangi [=Titirangi]. Type depository: FMNHAbout FMNH LT, 1 PLT; BMNH 1 PLT (designated below). Distribution: New Zealand (AK,CL).

Remarks. Bernhauer did not indicate the number of specimens and three were located in the BMNH and FMNHAbout FMNH.

In order to stabilize this name a lectotype and two paralectotypes are here designated from the syntypes of

Myrmecopora (Xenusa) paradoxa  .

Type material examined. Lectotype ( FMNHAbout FMNH): card-mounted, “ New Zealand Broun Coll. Bt. Mus. 1922 [in

Bernhauer’s hand] // Titirangi 21.3. 1913 [in Bernhauer’s hand] // Myrmecopora paradoxa Bh. Bernhauer  det. Type

[in Bernhauer’s hand, partly printed] // BRITAbout BRIT. MUS. DON. ARROW // paradoxa Brnh.  Typus Xenusa [in

Bernhauer’s hand, red label] //Chicago NHMus M.Bernhauer Collection // SYNTYPE teste D. J. Clarke 2014 GDI

Imaging Project [violet label] // Photographed Kelsey Keaton 2014 Emu Catalog [blue label] // FMNHINS

2819133 FIELD MUSEUM [barcode label]”. Paralectotypes: 1 ( FMNHAbout FMNH) card-mounted: “ New Zealand Broun

Coll. Bt. Mus. 1922 [in Bernhauer’s hand] // Barrier 10.4. 1917 [in Bernhauer’s hand] // BRITAbout BRIT. MUS. DON.

ARROW // paradoxa Brnh. Cotypus Xenusa  [in Bernhauer’s hand, red label] //Chicago NHMus M.Bernhauer

Collection // SYNTYPE teste D. J. Clarke 2014 GDI Imaging Project [violet label]”; 1 ( BMNH) card-mounted:

“ Type [round label with red border] // New Zealand. [red underline] Broun Coll. Brit. Mus. 1922 - 482. // Titirangi

21.3. 1913 [in Broun’s hand] // Myrmecopora paradoxa Brh. Bernhauer  det. Type. [in Bernhauer’s hand, partly

printed]”.

Plesiosipalia Bernhauer 1943 

Plesiosipalia Bernhauer 1943: 173  . Type species: Plesiosipalia arrowi Bernhauer, 1943  , by monotypy. Notes: The genus Plesiosipalia  is endemic to New Zealand, with a single valid species.

Plesiosipalia arrowi Bernhauer 1943 

Plesiosipalia arrowi Bernhauer 1943: 174  . Type locality: Pudding. Type depository: BMNH LT; FMNHAbout FMNH 1 PLT (designated below). Distribution: New Zealand (MC).

Remarks. Bernhauer did not indicate the number of specimens and two were located in the BMNH and FMNHAbout FMNH. In

order to stabilize this name a lectotype and one paralectotype are here designated from this material of

Plesiosipalia arrowi  .

Type material examined. Lectotype ( BMNH): card-mounted, “ Type [round label with red border] // New Zealand. [red underline] Broun Coll. Brit. Mus. 1922 - 482. // Pudding 13 - 4-1913. [in Broun’s hand] // Plesiosipalia arrowi Brnh. Brh. Bernhauer  det. Type n.g. [in Bernhauer’s hand, partly printed]”. Paralectotype ( FMNHAbout FMNH): cardmounted (missing left antenna and right middle tarsus, female? Terminalia in balsam on acetate card), “ New Zealand Broun Coll. Bt. Mus. 1922 [in Bernhauer’s hand] // Pudding 13.4. 1913. [in Broun’s hand] // Plesiosipalia arrowi Brnh. Typ.  [in Bernhauer’s hand] Bernhauer det. // BRITAbout BRIT. MUS. DON. ARROW // Arrowi Brnh.  Typus Plesiosipalia  [in Bernhauer’s hand, red label] // sp. gen. [in Broun’s hand] // Chicago NHMus M.Bernhauer Collection // Plesiosipalia arrowi  BERNH. Det. R. Pace 1984 [in Pace’s hand, partly printed] // SYNTYPE teste D. J. Clarke 2014 GDI Imaging Project [violet label] // Photographed Kelsey Keaton 2014 Emu Catalog [blue label] // FMNHINS 2819101 FIELD MUSEUM [barcode label]”.

NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

BRIT

Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Loc

Cordalia

Leschen, Richard A. B. & Newton, Alfred F. 2015

2015
Loc

Cardiola

Mulsant 1873: 6

1873
Loc

Cordalia

Jacobs 1925: 82

Loc

Aleochara obscura

Gravenhorst 1802: 74

Loc

Falagria

Leach 1819: 177

Loc

Falagria subopaca

Broun 1893: 1405

Loc

Galafria

Cameron 1945: 164

Loc

Galafria rufa

Cameron 1945: 164