Chrysina difficilis ( Moron , 1990)

Moore, Matthew R., Jameson, Mary L., Garner, Beulah H., Audibert, Cedric, Smith, Andrew B. T. & Seidel, Matthias, 2017, Synopsis of the pelidnotine scarabs (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Rutelini) and annotated catalog of the species and subspecies, ZooKeys 666, pp. 1-349: 1

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.666.9191

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B3C377E8-BBB1-4F32-8AEC-A2C22D1E625A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DB0D1ADF-4098-2F52-2496-BFD8ECF7F565

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scientific name

Chrysina difficilis ( Moron , 1990)
status

 

Chrysina difficilis ( Moron, 1990) 

Plusiotis difficilis  Morón, 1990: 19-20 [original combination].

Chrysina difficilis  ( Morón) [new combination by Hawks 2001: 7].

Distribution.

MEXICO: Hidalgo, Querétaro, Tlaxcala ( Morón 1990, Blackaller-Bages and Delgado 1994, Thomas et al. 2006, Delgado-Castillo and Márquez 2006, Krajcik 2008, Márquez 2008, Márquez et al. 2013, Morón and Nogueira 2016).

Types.

1 ♀ holotype and 1 paratype at MXAL ( Morón 1990).

Remarks.

Morón and Nogueira (2016) considered the valid name for this species to be Plusiotis difficilis  . Lacking a clearly articulated and evidence-based rationale for this nomenclatural change, we use the name Chrysina difficilis  .