Quedius (Raphirus) obliqueseriatus EPPELSHEIM , 1889

Assing, Volker, 2016, On some species of the Quedius obliqueseriatus group, with notes on Q. nivicola (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 48 (2), pp. 1137-1148 : 1144

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Quedius (Raphirus) obliqueseriatus EPPELSHEIM , 1889


Quedius (Raphirus) obliqueseriatus EPPELSHEIM, 1889  

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Russia:K r a s n o d a r: 266, 35 km NNE Sochi, Babuk-Aul , 43°53'N, 39°49'E, 560 m, Fagus orientalis and Castanea sativa forest, litter and bark sifted, 11.VII.2011, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 16, 4 km NNW Krasnaya Polyana, Atchishkho Mt. , 43°43'N, 40°10'E, 1150 m, beech forest, leaf litter sifted, 19.VII.2011, leg. Assing GoogleMaps   ; 16, 3♀♀, 4 km NNW Krasnaya Polyana, Atchishkho Mt. , 43°42'N, 40°10#E, 1130 m, beech forest with rhododendron, leaf litter sifted, 19.VII.2011, leg. Assing (cAss)   .

C o m m e n t: Quedius obliqueseriatus   was originally attributed to the subgenus Sauridus MULSANT & REY, 1876   , today a junior synonym of Raphirus STEPHENS, 1829   ( EPPELSHEIM 1889). The species was revised by SOLODOVNIKOV (2004), who did not explicitly assign it to a subgenus. However, according SOLODOVNIKOV (2004, 2005), it is closely allied to Q. boluensis   and some species described in the second paper ( Q. nonseriatus   , Q. henrii   , Q, humosus), which he attributed to Raphirus   . Nevertheless, Q. obliqueseriatus   is listed in the subgenus Microsaurus   in SCHÜLKE & SMETANA (2015). Since Q. obliqueseriatus   is clearly closely related to the other species treated in the previous sections, it should be placed in Raphirus   . The species is endemic to the Krasnodar region in the Northwest Caucasus ( SOLODOVNIKOV 2004).