Paragus majoranae Rondani, 1857,

Sforzi, Alessandra & Sommaggio, Daniele, 2021, Catalog of the Diptera types described by Camillo Rondani, Zootaxa 4989 (1), pp. 1-438: 262-263

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4989.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4981817

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scientific name

Paragus majoranae Rondani, 1857
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Paragus majoranae Rondani, 1857 

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: 1857: 188 (key), 192 (description).

TYPE LOCALITY: “ in agro  parmensis  ” [ Parmese territory ( Italy)]  .

TYPE MATERIAL: 1 ♂, syntype (terminalia in a microvial pinned below specimen) ( MZUF: Box 7): Paragus Latr.  / majoranae Rnd.  , ♂, Parm. / 338 / Lecto-Paratypus [incorrectly designated], Goeldlin design.; 1 ♂, syntype (terminalia in a microvial pinned below specimen) ( MZUF: Box 7): Paragus Latr.  / majoranae Rnd.  , ♂, Parm. / 338 / P. bradescui  det. Sommaggio; 1 ♂, syntype (terminalia in a microvial pinned below specimen) ( MZUF: Box 7): Paragus Latr.  / majoranae Rnd.  , ♂, Parm. / 338 / Lecto-paratypus [incorrectly designated] / P. bradescui  det. Sommaggio; 1 ♀, syntype ( MZUF: Box 7): Paragus Latr.  / majoranae Rnd.  / 338; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, syntypes (couple pinned together) ( MZUF: Box B): Paragus Latr.  majoranae  R., 116, Parma  / 393 116.

CURRENT STATUS: valid species ( Peck 1988: 81, Belcari et al. 1995a: 10, Sommaggio 2002: 55).

REMARKS: Rondani (1857: 192) described both sexes of Paragus majoranae  without specifying the exact number  of specimens and not giving a range of length. Goeldlin de Tiefenau (1976: 96) incorrectly designated a lectotype (♂) from “Sicil [= Sicily]”, which is not the type locality and reported finding only two males at MZUF. We found six syntypes in this study: four males and two females. Sommaggio (2002) demonstrated that the name majoranae  had been until then wrongly applied to the species now referred to as Paragus pecchiolii Rondani, 1857  . Sommaggio (2002: 54) considered Paragus gorgus Vujić & Radenković, 1999  the same as “ Paragus majoranae” sensu Goeldlin de Tiefenau (1976: 96)  , which is exemplified by the specimen invalidly designated by him as lectotype. We leave any further lectotype designation to future specialists.

MZUF

Museo Zoologico La Specola, Universita di Firenze

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Paragus