Othius stenocephalus, Eppelsheim, 1881

Assing, Volker, 2018, A revision of Othiini. XX. Two new species of Othius, the first record of the genus from Myanmar, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 50 (1), pp. 25-40: 27-28

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3985221

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4330305

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/50607F34-FFE2-FF88-EFA1-FB55156AFD92

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Valdenar

scientific name

Othius stenocephalus
status

 

Othius stenocephalus   EPPELSHEIM, 1881 ( Map 1 View Map 1 )

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Georgia:S v a n e t i: 1♀, Zerno-Svaneti, Svaneti Mountains, NW Koruldashi , 42°55'N, 43°06'E, 2620, 3. VII.2015, leg. Pütz (cPüt) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, 3♀♀, Mestia Ughviri Pass , 43°02'N, 42°50'E, 1900 m, 27. VII.2016, leg. Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, 4 km N Mazeri , 43°06'N, 42°36'E, 1690 m, 28. VII.2016, leg. Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 3♂♂, 1♀, W Koruldashi , 42°56'N, 43°07'E, 2350 m, 30. VII.2016, leg. Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 2♂♂, 7 km NE Ushguli , 42°57'N, 43°04'E, 2280 m, 31. VII.2016, leg. Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, 2♀♀, 3 km S Koruldashi , 42°53'N, 43°09'E, 1790 m, 1.VIII.2016, leg. Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 2♂♂, Mestia-Hatsvali , 43°01'N, 42°45'E, 2350 m, 27. VI.2017, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, Ushguli, Zagaro pass, 42°55'N, 43°06'E, 2600 m, 29. VI.2017, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 4♂♂, 5♀♀, Ushguli, Zagaro pass, 42°56'N, 43°08'E, 2250 m, 29. VI.2017, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; Ushguli, North slope, 42°55'N, 43°01'E, 2190 m, 30.VI.2017, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss). GoogleMaps   Armenia: 2♀♀, N Yerevan, NW Hrazdan , 40°38'N, 44°30'E, 2010 m, mixed deciduous forest, litter and grass roots sifted, 27. VI.2016, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, 1♀, N Yerevan, NW Hrazdan , 40°38'N, 44°28'E, 2110 m, stream valley, mixed deciduous forest, litter and grass roots sifted, 28. VI.2016, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, road Dilijan–Vanadzor , 40°46'N, 44°37'E, 1790 m, birch forest, litter sifted, 1. VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, WSW Dilijan, Kalavan, 40°38'N, 45°06'E, 1960 m, forest with Quercus, Betula, and Carpinus , litter sifted, 5. VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 2♀♀, WSW Dilijan, Kalavan , 40°38'N, 45°06'E, 2100 m, forest at timber line with oak and birch, litter and large fungus on oak sifted, 5. VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: The distribution of this species was mapped by ASSING (2013). Based on new evidence, however, the type locality "Helenendorf" (= Göygöl in Azerbaijan) is doubtful. Not only has the species never been recorded from Azerbaijan again. It was recently suggested that at least part of the old material labelled "Helenendorf" is most likely mislabelled (ASSING & SCHÜLKE 2017). With numerous additional records now available (see also ASSING 2015), the currently known distribution is illustrated in Map 1 View Map 1 . The above specimens from Armenia represent new country records.

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Othius