Leptopeltus Bernhauer 1906

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 : 44-45

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4449.1.1

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5950911

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Leptopeltus Bernhauer 1906
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Leptopeltus Bernhauer 1906

Leptopeltus Bernhauer 1906: 337 . Type species: Philonthus flavipennis Erichson, 1840 , designated by Lucas (1920: 371).

Note: Leptopeltus is a Neotropical Andean genus with five species currently known ( Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013).

Leptopeltus divisus ( Sharp 1891) , comb. nov. ( Figs. 43–44 View FIGURES 37–44 )

Philonthus divisus Sharp 1891: 41 . Type locality: Machachi (9–10000 ft). Type depository: BMNH HT ♀. Distribution : Ecuador .

Remarks. The “unique” specimen in BMNH is confirmed as the holotype.

Type material examined. Holotype ♀ ( BMNH, Figs. 43–44 View FIGURES 37–44 ): card-mounted, “ ♂ (in ink) Philonthus divisus Type D.S. Ecuador 9–10000 ft. Whymper” [in Sharp’s hand] // Type (round white label with red margin) // Ecuador (white label) // B. C. A. Col. I. 2. Philonthus divisus, Sharp. (white label) // Sharp Coll. 1905.-313. (white label)”.

Comments. The holotype we examined agrees in every respect with Leptopeltus carchiensis Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013 and therefore we propose this name as a new junior synonym (new synonymy) of Philonthus divisus Sharp 1891 . We also transfer P. divisus to the genus Leptopeltus Bernhauer , as Leptopeltus divisus (Sharp) , new combination.

= Leptopeltus carchiensis Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013: 446 , syn. nov. Type locality: Ecuador : Carchi, San Gabriel, approx 15 km E, Reserva Biologica Guandera, 3300–3450 m, 0°35'11"N, 77°44'37"W. Type depository: SEMC HT ♂. Distribution : Ecuador GoogleMaps .

Leptopeltus flavipennis ( Erichson 1840)

Philonthus flavipennis Erichson 1840: 460 . Type depository: ZMHB LT ♂, 3 PLT. Type locality: Bogotae in Columbia interiore; Bogota [LT]. Distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia. Notes: comb. nov. ex Philonthus ( Bernhauer 1906: 338) ; Peru ( Asenjo 2004); lectotype designation, redescription, distribution ( Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013: 447).

Leptopeltus montivagans Bernhauer 1906

Leptopeltus montivagans Bernhauer 1906: 339 . Type locality: Hochanden, 4000m, Bolivia. Type depository: NMW HT ♀. Distribution: Bolivia, Peru. Note: redescription and distribution ( Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013: 449).

Leptopeltus netolitzkyi Bernhauer 1906

Leptopeltus netolitskyi Bernhauer 1906: 338 . Type locality: La Paz, 3800m, Bolivien [LT]. Type depository: FMNH LT ♀. Distribution: Bolivia, Argentina. Note: lectotype designation, redescription, distribution (Chani- Posse & Asenjo 2013: 449).

Leptopeltus weyrauchi Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013

Leptopeltus weyrauchi Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013: 450 . Type locality: Puno [ Peru] . Type depository: MEKRB HT ♂; MUSN 2 View Materials PT; NMW 1 View Materials PT. Distribution : Peru .

SEMC

University of Kansas - Biodiversity Institute

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Loc

Leptopeltus Bernhauer 1906

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

Leptopeltus

Bernhauer 1906 : 337
Lucas (1920: 371)
Loc

Philonthus divisus

Sharp 1891 : 41
Loc

Leptopeltus carchiensis

Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013 : 446
Loc

Philonthus flavipennis

Erichson 1840 : 460
Bernhauer 1906: 338
Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013: 447
Loc

Leptopeltus montivagans

Bernhauer 1906 : 339
Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013: 449
Loc

Leptopeltus netolitskyi

Bernhauer 1906 : 338
Posse & Asenjo 2013 : 449
Loc

Leptopeltus weyrauchi

Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013 : 450