Placusa vaga Casey, 1911a, Casey, 1911

Gusarov, Vladimir I., 2003, Revision of some types of North American aleocharines (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), with synonymic notes, Zootaxa 353 (1), pp. 1-134: 119-120

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.353.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5103092

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scientific name

Placusa vaga Casey, 1911a
status

 

Placusa vaga Casey, 1911a  

( Figs. 8 View FIGURES 5–9 , 16 View FIGURES 15–18 , 24 View FIGURES 23–30 , 31 View FIGURES 31–35 , 47–49 View FIGURES 47–51 , 76– 78 View FIGURES 75–80 in Klimaszewski et al. 2001)

Placusa vaga Casey, 1911a: 189   .

Pseudota cornicula Casey, 1911a: 151   , syn. nov.

Placusa (Calpusa) vaga: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 544   (as valid species).

Atheta (Pancota) cornicula: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 661   (as valid species).

Placusa vaga: Klimaszewski et al., 2001: 27   (as valid species).

Type material. Holotype of Placusa vaga   : ♀, “ Sta. Cruz Mts. Cal.[ifornia]”, “ vaga Csy.   ”, “TYPE USNM 39576” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925” ( NMNH).  

Holotype of Pseudota cornicula   : ♀, “Metlakatla, B.[ritish] Col.[umbia] Keen”, “ cornicula Csy.   ”, “TYPE USNM 39161” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925” ( NMNH).  

Diagnosis. See Klimaszewski et al. (2001).

Discussion. The holotype of Ps. cornicula   agrees with the lectotype of Pl. vaga   in external characters and in the shape of the spermatheca. Casey (1911a) admitted that he was unable to examine the tarsal formula of the holotype of Ps. cornicula   (it is in fact 4­4­ 5). This may explain why he failed to recognize that the species belonged to Placusa   (tribe Placusini   ).

Distribution. Placusa vaga   is known from British Columbia and California.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Placusa

Loc

Placusa vaga Casey, 1911a

Gusarov, Vladimir I. 2003
2003
Loc

Placusa vaga:

Klimaszewski, J. & Pelletier, G. & Germain, C. 2001: 27
2001
Loc

Placusa (Calpusa) vaga:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 544
1926
Loc

Atheta (Pancota) cornicula:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 661
1926
Loc

Placusa vaga

Casey, T. L. 1911: 189
1911
Loc

Pseudota cornicula

Casey, T. L. 1911: 151
1911