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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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. 43–44View 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. 43–44View 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: SEMCAbout SEMC HT ♂. Distribution : EcuadorGoogleMaps  .

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: NMWAbout 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: FMNHAbout 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 2View Materials PT; NMW 1View 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

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Leptopeltus Bernhauer 1906

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

2018
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Leptopeltus

Bernhauer 1906 : 337 Lucas (1920: 371)

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Philonthus divisus

Sharp 1891 : 41

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Leptopeltus carchiensis

Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013 : 446

Loc

Philonthus flavipennis

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

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Leptopeltus montivagans

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

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Leptopeltus netolitskyi

Bernhauer 1906 : 338 Posse & Asenjo 2013 : 449

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Leptopeltus weyrauchi

Chani-Posse & Asenjo 2013 : 450