Parachorius fukiensis (Balthasar, 1960)

Tarasov, Sergei, 2018, Two new synonyms in the dung beetle genus Parachorius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) from the Oriental Region, Zootaxa 4462 (1), pp. 139-140: 139

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4462.1.9

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scientific name

Parachorius fukiensis (Balthasar, 1960)
status

 

Parachorius fukiensis (Balthasar, 1960) 

Cassolus fukiensis Balthasar, 1960: 90  (type locality: Kuatun , Fújiàn Province, China); Balthasar 1963: 261 

Parachorius fukiensis: Tarasov 2017: 119 

Cassolus laosensis Ochi, Kon & Higurashi, 2017: 73  (type locality: Nong Phet , Xieng Khouang, Laos), new synonymy 

In the original description, the authors compare C. laosensis  only with P. nudus (Sharp, 1875)  from Cambodia [ Cassolus  is a junior synonym of Parachorius ( Tarasov 2017)  ] and do not assess the species identity of C. laosensis  against many other Parachorius  species occurring in Indochina. However, the authors provide the detailed illustrations and description of C. laosensis  that allow comparing this species to the other representatives of Parachorius  . The main diagnostic characters listed for C. laosensis  are: (1) first tooth notably modified in males, approximately twice as wide as second tooth (Fig. 3 in Ochi et al. 2017b), (2) metafemoral posterior margin in males not serrate, simple, or dilated in apical third of metafemur and produced in angle (Fig. 7 in Ochi et al. 2017b), (3) metatibia slightly sinuate, inner margin not denticulate, produced in small angle apically (Fig. 6 in Ochi et al. 2017b), (4) aedeagus with symmetrical parameres which emarginate superiorly, their apex rounded (Figs. 11–12 in Ochi et al. 2017b). These characters clearly indicate that C. laosensis  is conspecific with the earlier described species P. fukiensis  (see Fig. 8 in Tarasov 2017) that occurs in southeast China, Laos, and Vietnam, and is also known from the similar geographic locality as that of C. laosensis  (namely, Xieng Khouang prov., Laos). Thus, I can confidently conclude that C. laosensis  is a junior synonym of P. fukiensis  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Parachorius

Loc

Parachorius fukiensis (Balthasar, 1960)

Tarasov, Sergei 2018
2018
Loc

Parachorius fukiensis

Tarasov 2017 : 119
Loc

Cassolus laosensis

Ochi, Kon & Higurashi, 2017 : 73