Geotrupes hoffmannseggi Fairmaire, 1856

Bezděk, Aleš, Hájek, Jiří & Ascr, Biology Centre, 2009, Catalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49 (1), pp. 297-332: 300-301

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5319147

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5338223

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B687E4-470A-FFED-F528-FA6BFEC2FE55

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scientific name

Geotrupes hoffmannseggi Fairmaire, 1856
status

 

Geotrupes hoffmannseggi Fairmaire, 1856  

Geotrupes hoffmannseggi Fairmaire, 1856: 530   .

Two syntypes are deposited in NMPC (ex coll. Nickerl):

SYNTYPE (J): ‘ Geotrupes   / Hoffmannseggi [Fairmaire’s hw] // Fairmaire / coll. Dohrn [hw] // Hoffmanseggi Fairm. / Marocco [hw, pink label, black margin]’.

SYNTYPE (♀): ‘ Maroc [hw] // Fairmaire / coll. Dohrn [hw]’.

Current status. Ceratophyus hoffmannseggi ( Fairmaire, 1856)   , see, e.g., ZUNINO (1973).

Remark. The discovery of Fairmaire’s syntypes at NMP is surprising. Nevertheless, there is no doubt about the authenticity of these specimens. The identification label is written by Fairmaire himself. Moreover, it is evident from the primary description that Fairmaire examined both sexes when he described G. hoffmannseggi   . ZUNINO (1973) unsuccessfully looked for types of this species at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturele, Paris, France, where the majority of Fairmaire’s types was deposited. He concluded that the types were lost and designated a neotype. Our rediscovery of the original syntypes of G. hoffmannseggi   set the neotype aside.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Geotrupidae

Genus

Geotrupes

Loc

Geotrupes hoffmannseggi Fairmaire, 1856

Bezděk, Aleš, Hájek, Jiří & Ascr, Biology Centre 2009
2009
Loc

Geotrupes hoffmannseggi

FAIRMAIRE L. 1856: 530
1856