Rhopaea assimilis Blackburn, 1911

Allsopp, Peter G., 2020, Clarification of the status of the types of Australian Melolonthini (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) described before 1950, Zootaxa 4885 (4), pp. 451-486: 478

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4885.4.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2E69687C-74B4-4087-9BF6-039F5FE14A9E

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4340942

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C264702F-4521-3505-2BE7-9C4CFF7AF8A1

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scientific name

Rhopaea assimilis Blackburn, 1911
status

 

Rhopaea assimilis Blackburn, 1911  

Rhopaea assimilis Blackburn, 1911: 191   .

Rhodaea assimilis: Lea 1912   : xxxvi (in error).

Lectotype (here designated) male: Type H. T. (circular red ringed, typeset) | 3270 Bulli [34.30°S, 150.92°E] (red, handwritten) T (handwritten) | Blackburn coll. 1910-236 (typeset) | RHOPAEA assimilis Blackb.   (handwritten) | aedeagus dissected out and mounted on card | my lectotype label; in NHML. GoogleMaps  

Blackburn (1911) did not define the type series, seeing an unknown number of males (vide Articles 73.1.2, 72.1.1). Lea (1912) noted that the ‘type’ had been sent to NHML, and Britton (1978) referred to a “ holotype ” male from Bulli in NHML. Houston & Weir (1992) listed a “ holotype (probable)”. As Britton (1978) and Houston & Weir (1992) provided no discussion and did not label any specimen in NHML, neither mention of a holotype constitutes a valid lectotype designation (vide Article 74.5). To stabilise nomenclature, I designate the male in NHML the lectotype.

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

NHML

Natural History Museum, Tripoli

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Melolonthidae

Genus

Rhopaea

Loc

Rhopaea assimilis Blackburn, 1911

Allsopp, Peter G. 2020
2020
Loc

Rhopaea assimilis

Blackburn, T. 1911: 191
1911