Holoparamecus Curtis, 1833 : 185, Curtis, 1833

Arriaga-Varela, Emmanuel, Tomaszewska, Wioletta & Navarrete-Heredia, José Luis, 2007, A synopsis of the Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of México, Zootaxa 1594, pp. 1-38: 11-12

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scientific name

Holoparamecus Curtis, 1833 : 185
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Holoparamecus Curtis, 1833: 185   .

Type species: Holoparamecus depressus Curtis, 1833   .

This genus is distributed throughout the world ( Tomaszewska 2000). In the United States 6 species are known, primarily collected from forest litter or with flight intercept traps ( Skelley & Leschen 2001). Holoparamecus gabrielae Rücker   was found in bat guano inside a cave in Veracruz State ( Rücker 2003). Rojas (1989) reported an unidentified species of Holoparamecus   as associated with the debris of Atta mexicana (Smith)   in an arid zone of Querétaro. Navarrete-Heredia (2001), however, considers that the occurence of these beetles in this particular habitat is accidental so this association needs to be fully investigated. There is no updated work that could help in identification of the Mexican species. In Tomaszewska (2000) a detailed generic description is presented. Four species are known from México.

10. H. constrictus Sharp, 1902   .

Holoparamecus constrictus Sharp, 1902: 628   ; Blackwelder 1945: 435.

Type locality: México: Guerrero, Chilpancingo.

Type material: holotype in BMNH.

Distribution: México: GRO; Guatemala.

Sharp (1902) described this species from México, but Blackwelder (1945) cited this species for Guatemala (without specific distributional details).

11. H. gabrielae Rücker, 2003   . Fig. 19 View FIGURES 19 – 22 .

Holoparamecus gabrielae Rücker, 2003: 10   .

Type locality: México: Veracruz, Puente Nacional, Cueva del Arroyo del Bellaco. Type material: holotype in MMUE.

Distribution: México: VER.

These are blind and wingless cave beetles found in bat guano.

12. H. pumilus Sharp, 1902   .

Holoparamecus pumilus Sharp, 1902: 627   ; Blackwelder 1945: 435.

Type locality: México: Guerrero, Chilpancingo. Type material: holotype in BMNH.

Distribution México: GRO.

13. H. singularis ( Beck)   , 1817.

Silvanus singularis Beck, 1817: 160   .

Holoparamecus singularis: Motschulsky 1844: 442   ; Sharp 1902: 627; Blackwelder 1945: 435.

Type locality: Germany: Bavaria.

Type material: probably lost.

Distribution: México: VER; United States of America   , Europe, Asia, Africa. This is a species with worldwide distribution.

GRO

State University of Groningen

MMUE

Museum of Manchester University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Endomychidae

Loc

Holoparamecus Curtis, 1833 : 185

Arriaga-Varela, Emmanuel, Tomaszewska, Wioletta & Navarrete-Heredia, José Luis 2007
2007
Loc

Holoparamecus gabrielae Rücker, 2003 : 10

Rucker 2003: 10
2003
Loc

Holoparamecus constrictus

Blackwelder 1945: 435
Sharp 1902: 628
1902
Loc

Holoparamecus pumilus

Blackwelder 1945: 435
Sharp 1902: 627
1902
Loc

Holoparamecus singularis:

Blackwelder 1945: 435
Sharp 1902: 627
Motschulsky 1844: 442
1844
Loc

Holoparamecus

Curtis 1833: 185
1833
Loc

Silvanus singularis

Beck 1817: 160
1817