Chaeridiona cupreoviris Gressitt, 1950,

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: 75-76

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Chaeridiona cupreoviris Gressitt, 1950
status

 

Chaeridiona cupreoviris Gressitt, 1950 

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Choeridiona cupreovirida Gressitt, 1950: 77  .

Type locality. China, Fujian prov., Wuyishan Co., Xiaguadun, approx. 27°44′N, 117°38′E, 1310 m a.s.l. Original type series. Holotype ( LMNH) and one paratype ( CAS) with identical data.

Type material examined. Holotype, glued: ‘Fukien, S. China | Chungan, ShaKuaTun | VI-3 -[hw] 194[p]2[hw] | T. C. Maa [w, p, cb] || L-24 [w, t, cb] || HOLOTYPE | CHOERIDIONA  [hw] | CUPREOVIRIDA [hw] | J.L.Gressitt [r, p + hw by Gressitt, cb] || CHOERIDIOA [hw] | CUPREOVIRIDA [hw] | GRESS. [hw] | J.L.Gressitt-Det.19[p]50[hw] [w, p + hw by Gressitt, cb] || Ce-007153 [w, p, s] || En-289749 | [Data Matrix barcode] SYS [w. p, cb]’.

Current status. Valid species.

Remarks. Baly (1869) described the genus Chaeridiona  for two Asiatic species. Gemminger & Harold (1876) unjustly emended the name to ‘ Choeridiona  ’ and this spelling was used till Uhmann (1958). Staines (2007) considered the name as misspelling. However, it is evident from the work, that Gemminger & Harold (1876) changed the names on purpose as they gave the original Greek or Latin words in correct spelling and very often also mentioned the original spelling in synonymy thus changes they made must be considered as unjustified emendations. Therefore Choeridiona Gemminger & Harold 1876  is objective younger synonym of Chaeridiona Baly, 1869  .

Gressitt (1950) proposed the species name as ‘ cupreovirida  ’, however, it is incorrect original spelling because Chaeridiona  is feminine, thus Uhmann (1958) adjusted ending to ‘ cupreoviris  ’.

Würmli (1976b) synonymized Ch. cupreoviridis  with Ch. semiviridis Pic, 1935  but probably never studied type of either one. Both taxa are distinct and Staines (2007) restored the species status of Ch. cupreoviridis  . Gressitt (1950) stated that paratype is deposited in CAS, however, the specimen is not present in that collection and is deposited in BPBM ( Staines 2007).

LMNH

Museum d'Histoire naturelle

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

SYS

Zhongshan (Sun Yatsen) University

BPBM

Bishop Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Chaeridiona

Loc

Chaeridiona cupreoviris Gressitt, 1950

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

Choeridiona cupreovirida

Gressitt, J. L. 1950: 77