BOLITOCHARINA

Leschen, Richard A. B. & Newton, Alfred F., 2015, Checklist and type designations of New Zealand Aleocharinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), Zootaxa 4028 (3), pp. 301-353: 318-319

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BOLITOCHARINA  Thomson 1859

Austrasilida Ashe 1992 

Austrasilida Ashe 1992: 398  . Type species: Sternotropa zealandica Cameron, 1948  , by original designation. Notes: The genus Austrasilida  is endemic to New Zealand, with a single valid species.

Austrasilida zealandica ( Cameron 1948) 

Sternotropa Zealandica Cameron 1948: 726  . Type locality: North Auckland: Kara, Whangerei district. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC LT, 1 PLT; BMNH 2 PLT (designated below). Note: comb. nov. ex Sternotropa, Ashe (1992)  . Distribution: New Zealand (AK,WN; DN).

Remarks. Cameron did not indicate the number of specimens; two each were in the NZACAbout NZAC and BMNH and the

card stock for the two specimens contained in the NZACAbout NZAC were missing two specimens, presumable the two in the

BMNH. In order to stabilize this name a lectotype and three paralectotypes are here designated from this material

of Sternotropa Zealandica. 

Type material examined. Lectotype ( NZACAbout NZAC): card-mounted (“ 27 ” handwritten in pencil at base of card), “Coll. E.

Fairburn 14 - 3-1938 [in Brookes’ hand] // Coll. E. Fairburn 17 - 3-1938 [in Brookes’ hand] // Kara, Whangerei dist.

N. Auckland. [in Brookes’ hand] // Sternotropa zealandica Cam  TYPE [in Cameron’s hand, “ type ” in red ink] //

Kept 2 [in Cameron’s hand, red ink] // A. E. Brookes Collection // NZACAbout NZAC specimen database record 1007113 // NZ

Arthropod Collection Private Bag 92170 Auckland New Zealand NZACAbout NZAC 04065758 [barcode label]”.

Paralectotypes: 1 ( NZACAbout NZAC) card-mounted (left specimen on same card as lectotype), same data as lectotype; 1

( BMNH), card-mounted, “Para-type [round label with yellow border] // Kara. Whangarei Dist N. Auckland. [in

Brookes’ hand] // Sternotropa zealandica  COTYPE [red ink, underlined] Cam [in Cameron’s hand] // M. Cameron.

Bequest. B.M. 1955 - 147.”; 1 ( BMNH), card-mounted (in several pieces), “ N. Auckland Kara Whangarei [in

Cameron’s hand] // Sternotropa zealandica Cam.  [in Cameron’s hand]”.

Euryusa Erichson 1837 

Euryusa Erichson 1837: 371  . Type species: Euryusa sinuata Erichson, 1837  , by monotypy. Notes: The genus Euryusa  includes a dozen species in Eurasia, plus one species in New Zealand.

Euryusa aliena Cameron 1945 

Euryusa aliena Cameron 1945: 163  . Type locality: New Zealand: Greymouth (“ type ”). Type depository: BMNH HT, 1 PT. Note: as synonym of Silusa puber  in NZACAbout NZAC (nov.?), not mentioned by Klimaszewski & Crosby (1997). Distribution: New Zealand (TO,BR,OL).

Remarks. Cameron listed a type and an additional paratype on which to base this species name, both in the

BMNH.

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

underline] Broun Coll. Brit. Mus. 1922 - 482. // Greymouth. 15 - 1.1908. [in Broun’s hand] // Eyes. Suture.

pubescensce. [in Broun’s hand, partly illegible] // Euryusa aliena  TYPE [red ink, underlined] Cam. [in Cameron’s

hand]”. Paratype ( BMNH): “n. sp. 167. [in Broun’s hand] // New Zealand. [red underline] Broun Coll. Brit. Mus.

1922 - 482. // Earnslaw 6.2. 14. [in Broun’s hand; cited as Barnslaw by Cameron (1945)]”.

Leptusa Kraatz 1856 

Leptusa Kraatz 1856: 60  (conserved, ICZN 2005). Type species: Bolitochara pulchella Mannerheim, 1830  , designated by Gusarov & Herman (2003 a: 117); confirmed, ICZN (2005).

subgenus Halmaeusa Kiesenwetter 1877: 160  . Type species: Halmaeusa antarctica Kiesenwetter, 1877  , by monotypy.

Notes: Leptusa  is a very large genus including about 80 subgenera and 460 valid species, most of them from the Holarctic region but with some subgenera and species occuring in tropical and some southern temperate areas. The subgenus Halmaeusa  is restricted to the subantarctic islands of New Zealand (one species) and the Atlantic and Indian oceans (one species).

Leptusa (Halmaeusa) antarctica (Kiesenwetter 1877) 

Halmaeusa antarctica Kiesenwetter 1877: 161  . Type locality: Auckland I.: "Hochplateau oberhalb des Venusthales der Hauptinsel". Type depository: ZSMCAbout ZSMC HT (not examined). Note: distribution, synonymy, Steel (1964), Pace (1989); biology, Klinken & Greenslade (2006); larva, Steel (1964). Distribution: Auckland Is., Campbell I., Macquarie I. (AU,CA,MQ).

=Antarctophytosus macquariensis Womersly, 1937: 27. Type locality: Macquarie I.: Buckle's Bay (Station 81). Type depository: ?? 60 ST. Note: synonymized by Steel (1964: 367).

= Halmaeusa nesiotes  Steel 1964: 369. Type locality: Campbell I.: Courrejolles Penin., 200 m. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT, 5 PT. Note: synonymized by Pace (1989: 246).

= Halmaeusa sparsepunctata  Steel 1964: 371. Type locality: Campbell I.: Rocky Bay. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC HT, 39 PT. Note: synonymized by Pace (1989: 246).

Phymatura Sahlberg, J. 1876

Phymatura Sahlberg, J. 1876: 85. Type species: Bolitochara brevicollis Kraatz, 1856, designated by Casey (1906: 264).

Notes: The genus Phymatura  includes about 19 valid species worldwide, with one species endemic to New Zealand.

Phymatura neozelandensis Pace 2003 

Phymatura neozelandensis Pace 2003: 128  . Type locality: N.elle Zélande: Greymouth. Type depository: IRSNBAbout IRSNB HT ♂, 1 PT ♀. Distribution: New Zealand (BR).

NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection

ZSMC

Zoologische Staatssammlung

IRSNB

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

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BOLITOCHARINA

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

2015
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Phymatura neozelandensis

Pace 2003

2003
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Phymatura neozelandensis

Pace 2003: 128

2003
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Austrasilida

Ashe 1992: 398

1992
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Sternotropa

Ashe 1992

1992
Loc

Halmaeusa nesiotes

Steel 1964: 369

1964
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Halmaeusa sparsepunctata

Steel 1964: 371

1964
Loc

Sternotropa zealandica

Cameron 1948

1948
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Austrasilida zealandica (

Cameron 1948

1948
Loc

Sternotropa

Zealandica Cameron 1948: 726

1948
Loc

Euryusa aliena

Cameron 1945

1945
Loc

Euryusa aliena

Cameron 1945: 163

1945
Loc

Halmaeusa

Kiesenwetter 1877: 160

1877
Loc

Halmaeusa antarctica

Kiesenwetter 1877

1877
Loc

Leptusa (Halmaeusa) antarctica

Kiesenwetter 1877

1877
Loc

Halmaeusa antarctica

Kiesenwetter 1877: 161

1877
Loc

Leptusa

Kraatz 1856: 60

1856
Loc

Euryusa

Erichson 1837: 371

1837
Loc

Euryusa sinuata

Erichson 1837

1837
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Bolitochara pulchella

Mannerheim 1830

1830