Themus (Telephorops) uniformis Wittmer, 1983

Yang, Yuxia, Kopetz, Andreas & Yang, Xingke, 2013, Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on the genera Themus Motschulsky and Lycocerus Gorham (Coleoptera, Cantharidae), ZooKeys 340, pp. 1-19: 3

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scientific name

Themus (Telephorops) uniformis Wittmer, 1983
status

stat. n.

Themus (Telephorops) uniformis Wittmer, 1983  stat. n. Figs 1-2

Themus  (s.str.) bitinctus uniformis Wittmer 1983a: 218, fig. 30.

Themus  (s.str.) cribripennis Wittmer 1983b: 151, figs. 46, 49.

Themus (Telephorops) bitinctus uniformis  : Švihla 2008: 187.

Themus (Telephorops) cribripennis  : Švihla 2008: 187. syn. n.

Type material examined.

Themus  (s.str.) bitinctus uniformis: Holotype ♂ (NHMB): [p]"Yen-ping, China \ VII.21. 1917 \ Ac. 5148", [h]"bitinctus \ uniformis", [p] “HOLOTYPUS”, [p]"Naturhist. \ Museum Basel \ coll. W. Wittmer", [p]"CANTHARIDAE \ CANTH00000449".

Themus  (s.str.) cribripennis: Holotype ♂ (MNHN): [p]"Taihorinsho \ Formosa \ Sauter, VIII_ 7_09", [h]"Cantharis \ davidis Fairm.", [h]"Themus (s.str.) \ cribripennis \ Wittm. \ det. W. Wittmer", [p] “HOLOTYPUS”, [h] “136”. Paratype: 1♀ (NHMB): [p]"Suisharyo \ Formosa \ H. Sauter, X.1911", [h]"Themus s.str. \ cribripennis \ Wittm. \ det. W. Wittmer", [p] “PARATYPUS”, [p]"CANTHARIDAE \ CANTH00002654".

Distribution.

China (Fujian, Taiwan).

Remarks.

Having examined the holotypes of Themus cribripennis  Wittmer, 1983b and Themus bitinctus uniformis  Wittmer, 1983a, we were unable to find differences justifying their separation, which has led us to consider all the examined specimens of both nominal species to be conspecific. Therefore, we synonymized Themus cribripennis  under Themus bitinctus uniformis  . Furthermore, Themus bitinctus uniformis  should be upgraded to the specific rank, because it is obviously different from Themus bitinctus  Wittmer, 1982 (located in Vietnam) in the aedeagus, except the difference in the elytra coloration from the latter.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cantharidae

Genus

Themus