Acinopus (Acinopus) laevigatus MÉNÉTRIÉS, 1832, MENETRIES, 1832

W, David & M, Boris, 2016, Four new species of genus Acinopus DEJEAN, 1821, subgenus Acinopus from southern Iran, from Sinai, and from western Saudi Arabia, and faunistic and taxonomic notes on species previously described (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Harpalini, Harpalina), Linzer biologische Beiträge 48 (2), pp. 1783-1806: 1803-1804

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5356276

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scientific name

Acinopus (Acinopus) laevigatus MÉNÉTRIÉS, 1832
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Acinopus (Acinopus) laevigatus MÉNÉTRIÉS, 1832  

Acinopus laevigatus ssp. kashmirensis SCHAUBERGER, 1927: 7   (type loc.: "Poo im westlichen Himalaja") nov.syn.

SCHAUBERGER (1927: 7) described the subspecies A. l. kashmirensis based on several (at least six: see GUSENLEITNER 1990: 763) specimens which differ from specimens from South Russia and West Asia by the excision of the right mandible longer and more shal- low and by the pronotum stronger and more evenly rounded. Though not having examined the types, we investigated several hundreds of specimens of Acinopus laevigatus   from all areas of its western distribution and compared them with specimens from the western Himalaya (including specimens coming from the area of the type locality) not only in external characters, but also concerning the construction of the median lobe of the aedeagus, stating that the characters Schauberger mentioned are very variable and can be met also in specimens coming from western areas outside the West Himalaya, hence, a variability in geographical aspect cannot be stated. Therefore we propose to treat A. l. kashmirensis as a junior subjective synonym of A. laevigatus   . For other synonyms of A. laevigatus   see KATAEV et al. 2003: 368.

M a t e r i a l f r o m w e s t e r n H i m a l a y a e x a m i n e d (32specimens):

I n d i a: Himachal Pradesh: Lahaul and Spiti district: Keylong (" Kyelang ", 1 spcm., MFNB). Kinnaur district : Poo (" Bashar State Poo ", 1066/ ♀♀; "Kaschmir Poo", 566 / ♀♀, MFNB)   ; "Poo Kashmir" (2♀♀, BMNH). Shimla District: Shimla (" Simla ", 2 spcms., MFNB, one with label: Acinopus laevigatus Mén. H.W. Andrewes   det.). - Jammu and Kashmir: Ladakh District : " Khalatse 15000’." (966/ ♀♀, MFNB). Ganderbal District: Sonamarg, 2800-4000 m, 23./ 27.VI.2003, R. Novák leg. (16, cWR); "Sonemarg (Cachemire)", " G. Babault, VIII.1914 " (16, MNHN). Srinagar District : Srinagar, Zabarwan Range, Pari Mahal, from under stones/dung, 25.V.1967, Gy. Topál leg. (16, ZIN)   .

P a k i s t a n: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province: Swat Valley , 7.VI.2008, local collector (16, cWR)   ; NW Pakistan, Swat Prov., Madyan , 35°70' N 71°90' E, 1400 m, 19.VI.-4.VII.1971, C. Holzschuh leg. (16, NME). - Azad Jammu and Kashmir: env. Naran "NW from Junkar", 3000 m, 1.- 10.VII.2003, V. Gurko & S. Ovchinnikov leg. (16, cGRK)   .

MFNB

Museo Friulano di Storia Naturale

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

ZIN

Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, Zoological Museum

NME

Sammlung des Naturkundemseum Erfurt

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Acinopus

Loc

Acinopus (Acinopus) laevigatus MÉNÉTRIÉS, 1832

W, David & M, Boris 2016
2016
Loc

Acinopus laevigatus ssp. kashmirensis

SCHAUBERGER E 1927: 7
1927