Singilis (Singilis) soror soror

Anichtchenko, Alexander, 2017, Review of the genus Singilis Rambur, 1837 of North Africa and Iberian Peninsula (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini), Zootaxa 4231 (2), pp. 264-272: 267-271

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4231.2.8

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Singilis (Singilis) soror soror
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Singilis (Singilis) soror soror  

Singilis soror Rambur, 1837: 27  

Singilis maroccana Fairmaire, 1897: 344  

Singilis soror   ab. bimaculata Antoine, 1963: 552 Loc. type: Azilal. Singilis pardoi Mateu, 1954: 187   syn. n.

Singilis soror riffensis Mateu, 1954: 188   syn. n.

Material examined. SPAIN: Hispania , Reitter, Leder (4 ex., NMPC)   ; Hisp. (1 ex., NMPC); Spanien (1 ex., NMPC)   ; Algeciras , 6.1910 (1 ex., NMPC)   ; Andal.[usia] (1 ex., NMPC); Gibraltar (2 ex., NMPC)   ; Gibraltar, J. J. Walker (1 ex., NMPC)   ; Tarifa , Hispan (1 ♂, NMPC)   ; Algeciras , 4.06 (1 ♂, NMPC)   ; Algeciras (1 ♂, ISNB)   ; Hispania , Reitter, Leder (1 ♂, NHMW)   ; Süd Spanien, Cartagena , Simon (1 ♂, NHMW)   ; Cartagena , Simon (1 ♀, NHMW)   ; Almeria , 1.1926 (1 ♂, MNCN)   ; Algeciras (Cadiz), VI.1901, Escalera (1 ♂, 2 ♀, MNCN)   ; Algeciras , Arias (1 ♂, 1 ♀, MNCN)   ; Algeciras (1 ♂, 1 ♀, MNCN)   ; Algeciras, G. Schramm (5 ♂, 1 ♀, MNCN). MOROCCO   : Maroc: Azrou , 6–12.VII.1934, 1350 m, A. Ball (2 ex, ISNB)   ; Benzu , Marruecos, 29.V.1929 (3 ex, ISNB)   ; Tánger, 2.1914, C.Bolivar (1 ♀, MNCN)   ; Tánger, XII.1912, C.Bolivar (4 ♂, 3 ♀, MNCN)   ; Tanger, M. Escalera (91 ex, MNCN)   ; Tetuan , 4.1910 (1 ♂, NMPC); “Tetuan, El Haug-Marruecos   , 15.XI.1951, A. Pardo Alcaide (1 ♂, ISNB); Tanger, 12.93, Collect. Hauser (1 ♂, NHMW)   ; “ Tanger ” (1 ♂, ISNB). “ Singilis pardoi   mihi J. Mateu det.”, “ El Haraig (Beni-Bu-Yahia)   , XII.1950, Melilla, Marruecos, Pardo Alcaide ” (Paratypes: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, ISNB)   . Oudjda , Maroc (1 ♂, MNCN)   . Isaguen , (1500 m), B. Seddat Marruecos, VI.1941, A. Pardo Alcaide ( Singilis soror riffensis   Holotype, male; Paratypes: 2 ♂, 2 ♀, ISNB)   ; Rif Mts. , 10 km W Ketama (=Issaguen) 1600 m, (Zedern/Laurus), N34°57'40" W04°40'51", 26.XII.2001, Ch. Bayer (10) (1 ♂, 1 ♀, DWWc); Beni Snassen, Mts GoogleMaps   . 15 km SE Berkane , (Q.ilex) 1200 m, N34°50' 23" W02°10'07" 30.XII.2001 Ch. Bayer (18) (1 ♀, DWWc); Beni Snassen, Mts GoogleMaps   . 15 km SE Berkane , (Q.ilex) 1350 m, N34°49' 57" W02°11'55" 30.XII.2001 Ch. Bayer (19) (1 ♀, DWWc); Tizi Taka, Beni Seddat, Rif GoogleMaps   , VI.1930, C. Bolivar (5 ♂, 2 ♀, MNCN); Imasinen , Beni Seddat, VI. 1930 Exp. C. Bolivar (1 ♂, 1 ♀, MNCN-84978, 84977); Tainza, Ketama, Rif   , VI. 1930 Exp. C. Bolivar (1 ♀, MNCN-84979); Iguermalen, Targuist, Rif, VI. 1930 Exp. C. Bolivar (1 ♂, 1 ♀, MNCN-84975, 84976).

Comments. This species was described from San Roque near Algeciras ( Spain). In 1898 Fairmaire described the species Singilis maroccana   (collection of Oberthür, MNHN) upon a single specimen from Morocco (“cap Spartel” near Tanger). As differential character from the related S. bicolor   he indicated the piceous colour. Much later, in 1954 Mateu studied specimens with blackish legs, head, pronotum and abdomen, and described the species S. pardoi   ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ) from El Haraig ( Morocco). The hypothesis of a possible synonymy of S. pardoi   with S. soror   was first proposed by Antoine (1963: 552). The study of extensive material has led me to think that the differences claimed by Mateu (1954) are not consistent. The body colour cannot be useful to differentiate between populations ( Figs. 7–9 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ), and there are no differences in surface sculpture, convexity of eyes, or shape of the aedeagus (Figs. 15, 16). I therefore consider S. pardoi   a junior subjective synonym of S. soror soror   .

FIGURES 13–14. Aedeagus. 13— S. bicolor   ; 14— S. alternans   .

The subspecies S. soror riffensis Mateu, 1954   was described after specimens from Isaguen ( Morocco) with the elytral dark pattern reduced to a transverse median band ( Figs. 4–5 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ). In populations of S. soror   from Rif Mountains such specimens with more or less yellow elytral apices can be often found together with the typical form ( Figs. 5– 6 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ). Aedeagus is identical to nominative form (Fig. 17). I therefore consider S. soror riffensis   a junior subjective synonym of S. soror soror   .

Distribution. Spain, Morocco ( Fig. 12 View FIGURE 12 ).

NMPC

National Museum Prague

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

MNCN

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Singilis

Loc

Singilis (Singilis) soror soror

Anichtchenko, Alexander 2017
2017
Loc

Singilis soror

Antoine 1963: 552
Mateu 1954: 187
1963
Loc

Singilis soror riffensis

Mateu 1954: 188
1954
Loc

Singilis maroccana

Fairmaire 1897: 344
1897
Loc

Singilis soror

Rambur 1837: 27
1837