Xantholinus linearis (Olivier, 1795)

Majka, Christopher, Klimaszewski, Jan & Lauff, Randolph, 2008, The coastal rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) of Atlantic Canada: a survey and new records, ZooKeys 2 (2), pp. 115-150: 133-134

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http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.2.2



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Xantholinus linearis (Olivier, 1795)


Xantholinus linearis (Olivier, 1795)  

NEW BRUNSWICK: Albert Co.: Mary’s Point, 9.VIII.2002, seashore, under beachdrift, (1, CGMC). NOVA SCOTIA: Inverness Co.: Inverness Beach, 17.VIII.1994, J. M. Francis and V. Jessome, (1, CBU)   ; Kings Co.: Lyons Cove, 30.VII.2006, D.H. Webster, in weathered wrack, (1, DHWC). Shelburne Co. : Lydgate, 6.VII.1968, P.S. Doleman, (1, NSMC)   ; Lockeport, 1.IX.1968, P.S. Doleman, (1, NSMC). PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Queens Co.: Trout River , 28.VI.2003, C.G. Majka, on dung at edge of brackish marsh, (1, CGMC)   .

Xantholinus linearis   is an abundant and widely distributed species in the Maritime Provinces ( Majka and Klimaszewski 2008). Its distribution in the Maritime Provinces is shown in Majka and Klimaszewski (2008). There are many records from both synanthropic and natural inland habitats, however, the above records indicate that it is occasionally found in coastal environments in the region. Hammond (2000) includes it as a generalist species regularly reported from saline and intertidal situations in Great Britain.


Canada, Nova Scotia, Sydney, Cape Breton University


David H. Webster


USA, Nevada, Carson City, Nevada State Museum


Christopher C. Majka


Cape Breton University


Nova Scotia Museum