Phanolinopsis fassli ( Bernhauer, 1917 ),

Chatzimanolis, Stylianos, 2017, And then there were six: a revision of the genus Phanolinopsis Scheerpeltz (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae), Zootaxa 4323 (1), pp. 49-67: 59-60

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Phanolinopsis fassli ( Bernhauer, 1917 )

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Phanolinopsis fassli ( Bernhauer, 1917)  , new combination

( Figs. 3View FIGURES 3 – 4, 9View FIGURES 7 – 12, 15View FIGURES 13 – 18, 31–33View FIGURES 31 – 33, 44View FIGURE 44)

Trigonopselaphus fassli Bernhauer, 1917: 113  .

Phanolinus fassli (Bernhauer)  ; Scheerpeltz, 1933: 1415. Trigonopselaphus fassli Bernhauer  ; Scheerpeltz, 1972: 43. Torobus fassli (Bernhauer)  ; Herman 2001: 29.

Type material. Holotype, female, with labels: “ Columbia occ. Cali. Fassl” / “ Cañon del Monte Tolima, 1700m, iiiii.1910” / “ fassli Bern.  Typus ” / “ Chicago NHMus, M. Bernhauer Collection ” / HOLOTYPE teste A  . Westricht 2015 GDI imaging Project ” / “PHOTOGRAPHED Kelsey Keaton 2015 Emu Catalog ” / “FMNHINS3047816 Field Museum Pinned ” / “ Phanolinopsis fassli (Bernhauer)  det. Chatzimanolis 2017”. In the collection of FMNH. Bernhauer (1917) added the following to the locality label on the specimen: “ Umgebung von Cali am Cauca ”, and mentioned that he had only a single female specimen, which is the holotype  .

Additional Material. Unknown Country: Coll. Kraatz (1 ♂ SDEI).

Diagnosis. Among all species of Phanolinopsis  , P. fassli  and P. norahae  are easily distinguished from other species due to the lack of punctures on the disc of the pronotum in these two species. Phanolinopsis fassli  can be distinguished from P. norahae  based on the following: head and pronotum with weak micropunctation ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 7 – 12; much starker in P. norahae  , Fig. 12View FIGURES 7 – 12); reduced microsculpture between eyes and postmandibular ridge ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 13 – 18; not reduced in P. norahae  , Fig. 18View FIGURES 13 – 18); tip of paramere flat ( Figs. 31, 33View FIGURES 31 – 33; more rounded in P. norahae  , Figs. 40, 42View FIGURES 40 – 42). The two species also differ in coloration ( Figs. 3View FIGURES 3 – 4, 6View FIGURES 5 – 6).

Description. Body length 12.6–14.0mm. Head, pronotum and elytra metallic purple-brown with green overtones. Mouthparts, antennae, mesoscutellum, ventral surface of thorax, legs and abdomen brown. Posterior half of abdominal terga slightly lighter color; posterior 1/4 of segment VII and segment VIII orange. Head transverse, width: length ratio = 1.32. Epicranium with transverse and polygon-shaped microsculpture and sparse micropunctures; with large to medium-sized punctures around margin of head (becoming more numerous near posterior margin), but with no other punctures on epicranium. Eyes medium-sized, length of eyes / length of head ratio = 0.39, distance between eyes as wide as 2.67 times length of eye. Area between postmandibular ridge and eye (lateral side of head) wide, without polygon-shaped microsculpture but with sparse transverse microsculpture; posterolateral corner of head not pointed. Antennomeres 1–8, longer than wide; antennomeres 9–11 missing. Neck with micropunctures, microsculpture, and with dense small punctures. Pronotum subquadrate, width: length ratio = 0.98; surface of pronotum uniformly covered with sparse micropunctures and dense polygon-shaped microsculpture; appearing matte due to microsculpture. Pronotum with few large punctures around margin; disc of pronotum impunctate. Elytra with medium-sized punctures (about 12–13 punctures / elytron width); punctures almost confluent. Elytra appearing shiny; with sparse longitudinal microsculpture. Abdominal terga with 1–2 rows of small punctures. Male secondary sexual structures with sternum VIII having shallow V-shaped emargination medially; sternum IX with deep V-shaped emargination medially. Female without obvious sexual structures. Aedeagus as in Figs. 31–33View FIGURES 31 – 33; in dorsal view paramere converging to flat tip; paramere shorter and narrower (apically) than median lobe; in lateral view paramere concave apically; paramere with peg setae as in Fig. 33View FIGURES 31 – 33. Median lobe in dorsal view wide, converging to rounded apex, with two broad teeth apically; in lateral view becoming narrower near apex.

Distribution. Known from the type locality of west Colombia in the mountainous surrounding of Cali.

Habitat. Unknown, but given the high altitude (1700m), the species is probably found in cloud forests.


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Phanolinopsis fassli ( Bernhauer, 1917 )

Chatzimanolis, Stylianos 2017

Phanolinus fassli

Herman 2001: 29
Scheerpeltz 1972: 43
Scheerpeltz 1933: 1415

Trigonopselaphus fassli

Bernhauer 1917: 113