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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: 325-327

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HYPOCYPHTINI  Laporte 1835

Oligota Mannerheim 1830 

Oligota Mannerheim 1830: 72  (also 1831: 486). Type species: Aleochara pusillima Gravenhorst, 1806  , by monotypy.

= Paroligota  Cameron 1945: 159. Type species: Paroligota zealandica Cameron, 1945  (= Oligota hudsoni Williams, 1976  ), by original designation.

Notes: There are 132 valid species of Oligota  s.str. that are distributed worldwide, and a further 57 species of Holobus Solier  also widespread, but often considered a subgenus of Oligota  . All 19 species in New Zealand are placed in Oligota  s. str., with at least 2 of them considered introduced. Many Oligota  species feed on plant mites and are economically significant predators of plant pests (e.g., Atanasov 1998, Frank et al. 1992).

Oligota carinulata (Broun 1914) 

Gyrophaena carinulata Broun 1914: 86  . Type locality: Tisbury, Invercargill. Type depository: BMNH HT. Note: ex Gyrophaena, Williams (1976)  . Distribution: New Zealand (FD).

Remarks. Broun indicated that he based his description on one specimen which we confirmed as the holotype.

Type material examined. Holotype ( BMNH): card-mounted, “ Type [round label with red border] // Tisbury 9 / 2 / 11

[date in Broun’s hand] // New Zealand. [red underline] Broun Coll. Brit. Mus. 1922 - 482. // Gyrophaena carinulata  .

[in Broun’s hand] // Oligota carinulata (Broun)  det. S. A Williams 1974 [in Williams’ hand]”.

Oligota excavata Williams 1976 

Oligota (Oligota) excavata Williams 1976: 254  . Type locality: Little Mangamuka. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT ♂. Distribution: New Zealand (ND).

Oligota ferruginea Williams 1976 

Oligota (Oligota) ferruginea Williams 1976: 251  . Type locality: New Zealand [no locality cited]. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT ♂; NZACAbout NZAC, BMNH 32 PT. Distribution: New Zealand.

Remarks. Collected from stored food in New Zealand, without indication of locality, and "probably originates

from South America " based on the distribution of related species (Williams 1976).

Oligota fungicola Williams 1976 

Oligota (Oligota) fungicola Williams 1976: 253  . Type locality: Totaranui, Anapai Ridge. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT ♀; BMNH 1 PT ♀. Distribution: New Zealand (NN).

Oligota grandis Williams 1976 

Oligota (Oligota) grandis Williams 1976: 253  . Type locality: NE Big S. Cape Island, SW Stewart Island. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT ♂; NZACAbout NZAC, BMNH 2 PT. Distribution: New Zealand (SI).

Oligota hudsoni Williams 1976 

Oligota (Oligota) hudsoni Williams 1976: 254  (new name for Paroligota zealandica Cameron 1945: 159  ). Note: ex Paroligota, Williams 1976  . Distribution: New Zealand (AK,CL,WN; BR,DN,MB,MC,SL,WD).

= Paroligota zealandica  Cameron 1945: 159 (attributed to Broun in litt. (in Ocalea  ); preoccupied, not Oligota zealandica Bernhauer 1941: 36  (JSH in Oligota  )). Type locality: New Zealand: Invercargill, West Plains [ LT]. Type depository: BMNH LT ♂ (designated by Williams 1976: 254).

Remarks. The name Paroligota zealandica  was fixed by lectotypy (Williams 1976). Note that a handwritten

paralectotype (not a lectotype) label was mistakingly attached to the specimen identified as the type by Cameron

which was contained in the Broun Collection.

Oligota inconspicua Williams 1976 

Oligota (Oligota) inconspicua Williams 1976: 251  . Type locality: Motunau I. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT ♂; NZACAbout NZAC, BMNH 10 PT. Note: Chatham Is., Emberson (1998). Distribution: New Zealand, Chatham Is. (NC, NN; CH).

Oligota inflata (Mannerheim 1830) 

Microcera inflata Mannerheim 1830: 72  (also 1831: 486). Type locality: Petropoli. Type depository: MZHF? HT?. Note: New Zealand, Williams 1976. Distribution: Europe, Russia (European), Georgia, Algeria, Egypt, Zaire; intro. Argentina, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand (DN? (intro)).

Oligota longula Cameron 1945 

Oligota (Holobus) longula Cameron 1945: 158  (attributed to Broun in litt.). Type locality: New Zealand: Waitakorei: Hunua, Maketu [ LT, type locality restricted to Waitakere by Williams (1976)]. Type depository: BMNH LT (designated by Williams 1976: 250). Distribution: New Zealand (AK).

Remarks. Oligota (Holobus) longula  was transferred to Oligota  (s.str.) by Williams 1976: 248.

Oligota masculina ( Cameron 1947) 

Paroligota masculina Cameron 1947: 708  . Type locality: S. Island: West Nelson [ LT]. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC LT ♂, 10 PLT; BMNH 5 PLT (designated by Williams 1976: 254). Note: ex Paroligota, Williams 1976  . Distribution: New Zealand (NN).

Remarks. A lectotype and two paralectotypes in the NZACAbout NZAC were designated and labeled as such by Williams

(1976), and 13 additional paralectotypes were mentioned by him (8 in the NZACAbout NZAC, 5 in the BMNH). We have

attached confirmation labels to five BMNH specimens as follows, “ Paralectotype Paroligota masculina Cameron 

1947, teste Leschen 2014 ”.

Oligota parva Kraatz 1862 

Oligota parva Kraatz 1862: 300  (new name for Oligota pygmaea Kraatz 1858  ). Note: New Zealand, Williams (1976), Kuschel (1990); origin unknown. Distribution: Canada, USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Is., Virgin Is., Lesser Antilles, Europe, Azores, Madeira, Canary Is., northern Africa, Cape Verde Is., Afrotropical, South Africa, Réunion, Mauritius, India, Australia, New Zealand (AK; NN).

= Oligota pygmaea  Kraatz 1858: 352 (preoccupied, not pigmaea Solier 1849 (JSH in Oligota  )). Type locality: Rouen [orig.]; Navires de Rouen [ LT label]. Type depository: SDEI LT (designated by Williams 1972: 20 [as parva  ]).

Oligota pumilio Kiesenwetter 1858 

Oligota pumilio Kiesenwetter 1858: 53  . Type locality: Zante [ Greece]. Type depository: ZSMCAbout ZSMC? or SDEI? #? ST. Note: New Zealand, Sivasubramaniam et al. (1997). Distribution: Europe, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Azores, Madeira, Cyprus, Syria, Uzbekistan; intro USA, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand (MC (intro)).

Oligota punctum Williams 1976 

Oligota (Oligota) punctum Williams 1976: 251  . Type locality: Motu River. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT ♂; IRSNBAbout IRSNB 2 PT. Distribution: New Zealand (AK,NN?).

Oligota setigera Williams 1976 

Oligota (Oligota) setigera Williams 1976: 250  . Type locality: Moeraki. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT ♂; BMNH 1 PT. Distribution: New Zealand (DN).

Oligota speculicollis ( Cameron 1945) 

Paroligota speculicollis Cameron 1945: 160  (attributed to Broun in litt. (in Oligota  )). Type locality: New Zealand: Taieri. Type depository: BMNH LT ♂, 1 PLT (designated by Williams 1976: 253). Note: ex Paroligota, Williams 1976  . Distribution: New Zealand (AK,WN; DN).

Remarks. Cameron mentioned only a type in his description; though two specimens that were originally carded

together were subsequently carded separately by Williams (1976), indicating that there at least were two specimens

in the syntype series. We located only the lectotype.

Type material examined. Lectotype ( BMNH): card-mounted, “LECTO-TYPE [round label with dark blue border]

// New Zealand. [red underline] Broun Coll. Brit. Mus. 1922 - 482. // Taieri - Fulton - [in Broun’s hand] // Oligota 

speculicollis  [in Broun’s hand] // Paroligota speculicollis  TYPE [red ink, underlined] Cam. [in Cameron’s hand] //

Oligota speculicollis (Cam.)  det. S.A. Williams LECTOTYPE [in Williams’ hand]”.

Oligota transversalis Williams 1976 

Oligota (Oligota) transversalis Williams 1976: 254  . Type locality: NN: Mt. Arthur, Flora Saddle. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT ♂. Distribution: New Zealand (NN).

Oligota watti Williams 1976 

Oligota (Oligota) watti Williams 1976: 255  . Type locality: Port Chalmers. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT ♂; NZACAbout NZAC, BMNH 3 PT. Distribution: New Zealand (DN,SD).

Oligota wendyi Williams 1976 

Oligota (Oligota) wendyi Williams 1976: 253  . Type locality: Pirong[ia]. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT; BMNH 1 PT. Distribution: New Zealand (WO).

Oligota zealandica Bernhauer 1941 

Oligota zealandica Bernhauer 1941: 36  . Type locality: Curios, Mld [=Curiosity Gully, Methven?]. Type depository: FMNHAbout FMNH LT, 1 PLT (designated by Williams 1976: 254). Note: 2 additional. "cotypes" misidentified, now O. hudsoni  . Distribution: New Zealand (MC?).

NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection

ZSMC

Zoologische Staatssammlung

IRSNB

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

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HYPOCYPHTINI

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Oligota hudsoni

Williams 1976

1976
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Gyrophaena

Williams 1976

1976
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Oligota (Oligota) excavata

Williams 1976: 254

1976
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Oligota ferruginea

Williams 1976

1976
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Oligota (Oligota) ferruginea

Williams 1976: 251

1976
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Oligota (Oligota) fungicola

Williams 1976: 253

1976
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Oligota grandis

Williams 1976

1976
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Oligota (Oligota) grandis

Williams 1976: 253

1976
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Oligota hudsoni

Williams 1976

1976
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Oligota (Oligota) hudsoni

Williams 1976: 254

1976
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Paroligota

Williams 1976

1976
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Oligota (Oligota) inconspicua

Williams 1976: 251

1976
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Paroligota

Williams 1976

1976
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Oligota punctum

Williams 1976

1976
Loc

Oligota (Oligota) punctum

Williams 1976: 251

1976
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Oligota setigera

Williams 1976

1976
Loc

Oligota (Oligota) setigera

Williams 1976: 250

1976
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Paroligota

Williams 1976

1976
Loc

Oligota (Oligota) transversalis

Williams 1976: 254

1976
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Oligota watti

Williams 1976

1976
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Oligota (Oligota) watti

Williams 1976: 255

1976
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Oligota wendyi

Williams 1976

1976
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Oligota (Oligota) wendyi

Williams 1976: 253

1976
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Paroligota masculina

Cameron 1947: 708

1947
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Paroligota

Cameron 1945: 159

1945
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Paroligota zealandica

Cameron 1945

1945
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Paroligota zealandica

Cameron 1945: 159

1945
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Paroligota zealandica

Cameron 1945: 159

1945
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Oligota longula

Cameron 1945

1945
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Oligota (Holobus) longula

Cameron 1945: 158

1945
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Oligota speculicollis (

Cameron 1945

1945
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Paroligota speculicollis

Cameron 1945: 160

1945
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Oligota zealandica

Bernhauer 1941: 36

1941
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Oligota zealandica

Bernhauer 1941

1941
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Oligota zealandica

Bernhauer 1941: 36

1941
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Oligota carinulata

Broun 1914

1914
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Gyrophaena carinulata

Broun 1914: 86

1914
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Oligota parva

Kraatz 1862: 300

1862
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Oligota pygmaea

Kraatz 1858

1858
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Oligota pygmaea

Kraatz 1858: 352

1858
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Oligota pumilio

Kiesenwetter 1858

1858
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Oligota pumilio

Kiesenwetter 1858: 53

1858
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Oligota

Mannerheim 1830: 72

1830
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Oligota inflata

Mannerheim 1830

1830
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Microcera inflata

Mannerheim 1830: 72

1830
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Aleochara pusillima

Gravenhorst 1806

1806