Microrhopaea flavipennis Lea, 1920

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 : 473

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4340948

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/C264702F-452C-3509-2BE7-9CB0FBBBFF7E

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scientific name

Microrhopaea flavipennis Lea, 1920
status

 

Microrhopaea flavipennis Lea, 1920

Microrhopaea flavipennis Lea, 1920: 737 .

Lectotype (here designated) male ( Figs. 51–53 View FIGURES 51–62. 51–53 ): mounted on card | flavipennis (handwritten) Lea, TYPE (typeset) Darwin [12.46°S, 130.84°E] (handwritten) | 19663 Microrhopaea flavipennis Lea N. Territory (handwritten) TYPE (handwritten in red, at right angle) | SAMA Database No. 25-035326 | my lectotype label; in SAM. GoogleMaps

Paralectotypes: 5 males mounted on two cards on the same pin | 7/10 | Port Darwin N. Territory typeset) (two identical labels) | Microrhopaea flavipennis Lea E.B. Britton det 1955 (handwritten and author name typeset) | my paralectotype label; in SAM .

Lea (1920) did not define the type series, seeing an unknown number of males (vide Articles 73.1.2, 72.1.1) and did not designate a register number for the type or indicate where the specimen(s) were housed. Britton (1978) referred to a “ holotype ” male and a “ paratype ” male from Darwin in SAM, and Houston & Weir (1992) considered this incorrect reference to a holotype as being a lectotype designation. As Britton (1978) and Houston & Weir (1992) provided no discussion and did not label any specimen in SAM, neither mention of a holotype constitutes a valid lectotype designation (vide Article 74.5). To stabilise nomenclature, I designate the specimen in SAM with the ‘TYPE’ label the lectotype. The other five specimens in SAM are paralectotypes.

SAMA

South Australia Museum

SAM

South African Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Melolonthidae

Genus

Microrhopaea

Loc

Microrhopaea flavipennis Lea, 1920

Allsopp, Peter G. 2020
2020
Loc

Microrhopaea flavipennis Lea, 1920: 737

Lea, A. M. 1920: 737
1920