Hesperus Fauvel 1874

Chani-Posse, Mariana, Newton, Alfred F., Hansen, Aslak Kappel & Solodovnikov, Alexey, 2018, Checklist and taxonomic changes for Central and South American Philonthina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), Zootaxa 4449 (1), pp. 1-95: 42-43

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scientific name

Hesperus Fauvel 1874
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Hesperus Fauvel 1874 

Hesperus Fauvel 1874: 200  . Type species: Staphylinus rufipennis Gravenhorst 1802  , designated by Lucas (1920: 324).

= Onthostygnus Sharp 1884: 392  . Type species: Onthostygnus fasciatus Sharp, 1884  , designated by virtual monotypy (second species described in 1885). Note: as new synonym of Hesperus Navarrete-Heredia et al. (2002: 338)  .

Notes: Among the 209 valid species currently known for the globally distributed genus Hesperus  , only 10 of them have been recorded from the Neotropical region. Eight of these species were cited from South America and never revised after their original description. As it happens with other species-rich genera of Philonthina  , there is broad consensus on the non-monophyly of Hesperus  ( Schillhammer 2002, 2016; Li & Zhou 2011; Chani- Posse 2014a). Furthermore, the so-called Hesperus  complex appears to be a rather basal group of Philonthina  , far from the Neotropical lineage ( Chani-Posse et al. 2018). The current concept of the genus is that of Smetana (1995: 489).

Hesperus argentinus Scheerpeltz 1971 

Hesperus argentinus Scheerpeltz 1971a: 191  . Type locality: Santiago del Estero. Type depository: NMWAbout NMW ( Scheerpeltz ) #? ST. Distribution: Argentina  .

Comment. Not Hesperus  , to be placed in a further study; it probably belongs to the Belonuchus  complex.

Hesperus bruchi Bernhauer 1921 

Hesperus bruchi Bernhauer 1921c: 169  . Type locality: Santiago d. Estero prov., Argentina. Type depository: FMNH HT. Distribution: Argentina. Notes: with Acromyrmex lundi  ( Bruch 1929; Navarrete-Heredia 2001).

Comment. Not Hesperus  , to be placed in a further study; it probably belongs to the Belonuchus  complex.

Hesperus fasciatus ( Sharp 1884)  Onthostygnus fasciatus Sharp 1884: 392  . Type locality: Xalapa, Veracruz. Type depository: BMNH #? ST.

Distribution: Mexico. Notes: comb. nov. ex Onthostygnus ( Navarrete-Heredia et al. 2002: 339)  ; distribution

within Mexico ( Navarrete-Heredia et al. 2002, Márquez 2006); Hidalgo, in Tillandsia  ( Bromeliaceae  ) ( Hornung-Leoni et al. 2013).

Hesperus ferrugineus Bernhauer 1925 

Hesperus ferrugineus Bernhauer 1925: 36  . Type locality: Alta Gracia La Granja, Cordoba, Argentina. Type depository: FMNH HT. Distribution: Argentina. Notes: with Acromyrmex aspersus  ( Bruch 1929; Navarrete- Heredia 2001).

Comment. Not Hesperus  , to be placed in a further study; it probably belongs to the Belonuchus  complex.

Hesperus heynei Wendeler 1927 

Hesperus heynei Wendeler 1927: 7  . Type locality: Costa-Rica, Turrialba, 800–900m. Type depository: ZMHB ( Wendeler ) HT. Distribution: Costa Rica  .

Comment. Not Hesperus  , to be placed in a further study; it probably belongs to the Belonuchus  complex.

Hesperus novoteutonicus Wendeler 1956 

Hesperus novoteutonicus Wendeler 1956: 232  . Type locality: Brasilien, Nova Teutonia   . Type depository: ZMHB (Wendeler) 9 ST [ MCPAbout MCP seen]; Francke #? ST. Distribution : Brazil (Santa Catarina)  . Note: distribution within Brazil (Asenjo et al. 2013).

Comment. Not Hesperus  , to be placed in a further study; it probably belongs to the Belonuchus  complex.

Hesperus ornaticornis Wendeler 1927 

Hesperus ornaticornis Wendeler 1927: 6  . Type locality: Costa-Rica, Turrialba, 800. Type depository: ZMHB (Wendeler) HT ♀ [ MCPAbout MCP seen]. Distribution : Costa Rica  .

Comment. Not Hesperus  , to be placed in a further study; it probably belongs to the Belonuchus  complex.

Hesperus pollens ( Sharp 1885) 

Onthostygnus pollens Sharp 1885: 393  . Type locality: Jalapa , Veracruz, Mexico  . Type depository: BMNH HT ♂. Distribution : Mexico  . Notes: comb. nov. ex Onthostygnus  , distribution within Mexico ( Navarrete-Heredia et al. 2002: 339).

Hesperus tremolerasi Bernhauer 1927 

Hesperus tremolerasi Bernhauer 1927: 246  . Type locality: Montevideo, Uruguay  . Type depository: FMNHAbout FMNH HT. Distribution : Uruguay  .

Comment. Not Hesperus  , to be placed in a further study; it probably belongs to the Belonuchus  complex.

Hesperus zischkai Scheerpeltz 1971 

Hesperus zischkai Scheerpeltz 1971a: 192  . Type locality: Süd-ost-Bolivien in der Sierra de Cochabamba. Type depository: NMWAbout NMW ( Scheerpeltz ) #? ST. Distribution: Bolivia  .

Comment. Not Hesperus  , to be placed in a further study; it probably belongs to the Belonuchus  complex.

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

MCP

Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

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Hesperus Fauvel 1874

Chani-Posse, Mariana, Newton, Alfred F., Hansen, Aslak Kappel & Solodovnikov, Alexey 2018

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Hesperus

Fauvel 1874 : 200 Lucas (1920: 324)

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Onthostygnus

Sharp 1884 : 392 Navarrete-Heredia et al. (2002 : 338

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Hesperus argentinus

Scheerpeltz 1971a : 191

Loc

Hesperus bruchi

Bernhauer 1921c : 169

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Hesperus fasciatus (

Sharp 1884 : 392

Loc

Hesperus ferrugineus

Bernhauer 1925 : 36

Loc

Hesperus heynei

Wendeler 1927 : 7

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Hesperus novoteutonicus

Wendeler 1956 : 232

Loc

Hesperus ornaticornis

Wendeler 1927 : 6

Loc

Onthostygnus pollens

Sharp 1885 : 393 Navarrete-Heredia et al. 2002 : 339

Loc

Hesperus tremolerasi

Bernhauer 1927 : 246

Loc

Hesperus zischkai

Scheerpeltz 1971a : 192