Macroderes dubius Péringuey, 1901

Abdalla, Ishtiag H., Deschodt, Christian M., Scholtz, Clarke H. & Sole, Catherine L., 2018, An update to the taxonomy of the genus Macroderes Westwood 1842 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) with descriptions of new species from South Africa, Zootaxa 4504 (1), pp. 41-75: 72

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4504.1.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:52BA28B6-4280-4BD0-8B38-C794F04E4A66

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scientific name

Macroderes dubius Péringuey, 1901
status

 

Macroderes dubius Péringuey, 1901 

Macroderes dubius Péringuey, 1901: 301  ; Janssens 1939: 29; Ferreira 1969: 320; Frolov & Scholtz 2005: 392.

Type locality. Cape Colony (no exact locality)  .

Type material examined. None. No indication of where the type was deposited in Péringuey’s original description.

Remarks. Unfortunately we could not locate the holotype of this species, but according to Péringuey’s (1901: 301) original description, body size is 11 mm in length and 7.5 mm in width and it resembles M. politulus  in size, shape, head, and punctuation of the pronotum. Péringuey (1901) mentioned that this species differs from M. politulus  by bearing a more convex and rounded pronotum without any observed excavation antero-laterally. In addition, the species has even elytral intervals covered by finer and shallower punctures than M. politulus  , costate and punctate striae. He also observed an unusual elytral shape in the specimen he studied and attributed this to a malformation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Macroderes

Loc

Macroderes dubius Péringuey, 1901

Abdalla, Ishtiag H., Deschodt, Christian M., Scholtz, Clarke H. & Sole, Catherine L. 2018
2018
Loc

Macroderes dubius Péringuey, 1901 : 301

Frolov, A. V. & Scholtz, C. H. 2005: 392
Ferreira, M. 1969: 320
Janssens, A. 1939: 29
Peringuey, L. 1901: 301
1939