Neolucanus montanus Kriesche, 1935

Wan, Xia, Bartolozzi, Luca & Yang, Xingke, 2007, Taxonomic notes on some Chinese species of Neolucanus Thomson and Prismognathus Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Lucanidae), Zootaxa 1510, pp. 51-56: 51-53

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Neolucanus montanus Kriesche, 1935


Neolucanus montanus Kriesche, 1935 

( Figs. 1–4, 7 – 9View FIGURES 1 – 11. 1)

Neolucanus montanus Kriesche, 1935: 169  .

Neolucanus aterrimus Weinreich, 1959: 757  . New synonym.

Material examined. Holotype female of Neolucanus montanus  (in SMTD) labeled: 1) Szechuwan Mer Mts. Kinfushan, 2000m, Pr. Flum Suang-kanho; 2) Neolucanus montanus  m., Type; 3) 5380; 4) Type; 5) Sammlung Kriesche Ankouf, 1974; 6) Staatl. Museum für Tierkunde. Dresden. Holotype male of Neolucanus aterrimus  (in DEIAbout DEI) labeled: 1) Giufu-shan, Grenze Thibet Ost. Em. Reitter; 2) Dtsch. Entomol. Institut Berlin; 3) Neolucanus aterrimus  , n. sp., m., Weinreich det., 1959; 4) Holotypus, Neolucanus aterrimus  , n. sp., m., Weinreich. Allotype female of Neolucanus aterrimus  (in DEIAbout DEI) labeled: 1) Coll. DEIAbout DEI Müncheberg, Allotypus; 2) Grenze Thibet Ost. Em. Reitter, Giufushan; 3) Dtsch. Entomol. Institut Berlin; 4) Neolucanus aterrimus  , n. sp., f. Additional specimens examined – 1 male labeled: Ginfushan, Sammlung Kriesche Ankouf, 1974; 1 female labeled: Südost, Szechuan, 600–1600m, Ginfushan, China (both in SMTD).

Remarks. Neolucanus aterrimus  ( Figs. 1–2View FIGURES 1 – 11. 1) was previously known from the original description and an illustration of a male by Krajcik (2003). The species has many morphological and genitalic similarities with Neolucanus montanus  ( Figs. 3–4View FIGURES 1 – 11. 1) as follows: 1) Mandibles: shorter than head, the upper margins without small tooth, the lower margin with four small teeth. 2) Head: almost square, vertex with a triangular concave medially. Males canthi are almost rectangle and female canthi are semicircle. 3) Pronotum: almost trapezoidal, medial disc is slightly convex. 4) Elytra: slightly round, distinctly concave near the margin. 5) Legs: all the legs are very similar, with almost identical number of small teeth along the tibiae. 6) Genitalia: male genitalia very similar ( Figs. 7–8View FIGURES 1 – 11. 1), the aedeagus is almost same shape, internal sac permanently everted, stout and long, twice as long as the total length of paramere and phallobase; the apex of parameres are blunt. Female genitalia ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 1 – 11. 1) with shape of hemisternites similar; 3 / 4 part of hemisternites are peanut-like anteriorly and 1 / 4 part of hemisternites are thin and strut-like posteriorly. 6) Locality: found in the same locality, Mount Ginfushan (old name is Kinfu shan, present name is Mt. Jinfoshan), Sichuan Province, China. We here place these two names in synonymy.


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Neolucanus montanus Kriesche, 1935

Wan, Xia, Bartolozzi, Luca & Yang, Xingke 2007


Neolucanus montanus

Kriesche 1935: 169


Neolucanus aterrimus

Weinreich 1959: 757