Glyphocassis tetrasticta Gressitt, 1942,

Sekerka, Lukáš, Jia, Fenglong, Pang, Hong & Borowiec, Lech, 2016, Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) types deposited at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, Zootaxa 4084 (1), pp. 50-78: 59

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4084.1.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E0CD195C-19E5-4A41-BAEF-9F6195640E8A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CC1D3851-FFC9-FFB7-02F0-F2FCD688884B

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scientific name

Glyphocassis tetrasticta Gressitt, 1942
status

 

Glyphocassis tetrasticta Gressitt, 1942 

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Glyphocassis tetrasticta Gressitt, 1942: 3  , 1952: 478 (synonymy).

Type locality. China, Sichuan, Ya’an Pref., Lingnan.

Original type speries. Described only from the holotype ( WCUU).

Type material examined. Holotype, pinned: ‘SIKONG | Lingnan | 27.VIII. [hw]1939[p] | D. S. Pen [w, p, cb] || HOLOTYPE | GLYPHOCASSIS  [hw] | TETRASTICTA [hw] | J.L.Gressitt [r, p + hw by Gressitt, cb] || Glyphocassis  [hw] | lepida  [hw] | Sp [hw] | J.L.Gressitt Det.19 [w, p + hw by Gressitt, cb] || En-289742 | [Data Matrix barcode] SYS [w. p, cb]’.

Current status. Synonym of Glyphocassis lepida (Spaeth, 1914)  .

Remarks. Gressitt (1942) stated that the holotype was collected on ‘ July 24, 1939 ’ while the specimen above bears date 27th August 1939 and stated WCUU as depository. As the specimen possesses the original Gressittʼs labels, agrees with the figure provided in the original description, and we do not know about existence of any other specimen we consider it as the holotype. Gressitt probably described this species because G. lepida  was at that time placed in the genus Hebdomecosta Spaeth, 1915  and he was not aware of it. Gressitt (1952) synonymized the species with G. lepida  without any additional note. We have studied types of both taxa and the synonymy is correct. Sikong refers to Ya’an prefecture level city in Sichuan, however, we were unable to find any place named Lingnan.

SYS

Zhongshan (Sun Yatsen) University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Glyphocassis

Loc

Glyphocassis tetrasticta Gressitt, 1942

Sekerka, Lukáš, Jia, Fenglong, Pang, Hong & Borowiec, Lech 2016
2016
Loc

Glyphocassis tetrasticta

Gressitt, J. L. 1942: 3