Pridonius Blackwelder 1952

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: 81

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

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scientific name

Pridonius Blackwelder 1952
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Pridonius Blackwelder 1952 

Pridonius Blackwelder 1952: 321  , as subgenus of Quedius Stephens, 1829  (new name for Prionidus Bernhauer  ). Type species: Quedius iheringi Bernhauer, 1907  , by autotypy.

= Prionidus Bernhauer 1907: 287  , as subgenus of Quedius Stephens, 1829  (preoccupied, not Uhler 1886 ( Hemiptera  )). Type species: Quedius iheringi Bernhauer, 1907  , by original designation.

Notes: as valid genus, not subgenus of Quedius  , moved to Philonthina  ( Chani-Posse et al. 2018). Pridonius  is a Neotropical genus, currently with only three species known from Brazil.

Pridonius iheringi ( Bernhauer 1907) 

Quedius (Prionidus) iheringi Bernhauer 1907: 287  . Type locality: Jundiahy, San Paolo, Brasilien. Type depository: FMNH 1 ST. Distribution: Brazil (São Paulo). Notes: comb. nov. ex Quedius  , moved to Philonthina  (Chani- Posse et al 2017).

Pridonius penetrans ( Silvestri 1946)  , comb. nov. ( Figs. 47–48View FIGURES 45–52)

Belonuchus penetrans Silvestri 1946: 522  . Type locality: Campo Grande , Mato Grosso, Brasilia [ Brazil]  . Type depository:? #? ST. Distribution : Brazil (Goiás, Mato Grosso)  . Notes: “doubtfully termitophilous species” ( Seevers 1957); distribution within Brazil (Asenjo et al. 2013).

Remarks. Silvestri (1946) described B. penetrans  based on specimens from Brazil. We have not seen the original material but we have no doubt that the specimen here examined is the species that Silvestri described, as interpreted later by Seevers (1957). This species, on the other hand, does not belong to the ‘ Belonuchus haemorrhoidalis  clade’ but it is congeneric with the two currently known species of Pridonius Blackwelder  , i.e., P. iheringi (Bernhauer)  and P. sparsiventris (Bernhauer)  .

Material examined. Specimen ♂ ( FMNHAbout FMNH, Figs. 47–48View FIGURES 45–52): mounted together with dissected genitalia, “Weiserianum?” [in Newton’s hand] det. Newton 1992 (white label)// “? Scaripaheus penetrans  ” [in Newton’s hand] det. Newton 1996 (white label) // A. Newton Collection (green label) // BRAZIL: SP, Sao Paulo, 9.XI.1970, V. N. Alin (white label)”.

Pridonius sparsiventris (Bernhauer 1917) 

Quedius (Prionidus) sparsiventris Bernhauer 1917e: 92  . Type locality: Ypiranga, Brasilien. Type depository: FMNH 2ST; MZSP? 1+ST. Distribution: Brazil (São Paulo). Notes: comb. nov. ex Quedius  , moved to Philonthina  ( Chani-Posse et al. 2018).

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

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Pridonius Blackwelder 1952

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

2018
Loc

Pridonius

Blackwelder 1952 : 321

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Prionidus

Bernhauer 1907 : 287

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Quedius (Prionidus) iheringi

Bernhauer 1907 : 287

Loc

Belonuchus penetrans

Silvestri 1946 : 522

Loc

Quedius (Prionidus) sparsiventris

Bernhauer 1917e : 92