Meotica filiformis,

Assing, Volker & Vogel, Jürgen, 2019, The mother of synonyms: on the Meotica species of the Palaearctic Region (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Oxypodini), Linzer biologische Beiträge 51 (2), pp. 731-772: 737-740

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3738506

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3811235

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scientific name

Meotica filiformis
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Meotica filiformis  ( MOTSCHULSKY, 1860) ( Figs 1-5View Figs 1-5)

Phytosus filiformis  MOTSCHULSKY, 1860: 587 f.

Meotica  capitalis MULSANT & REY, 1873: 176 f.; nov.syn.

Meotica  soniae BONDROIT, 1913: 299; synonymy with M. capitalis by VOGEL (1991).

Meotica  orbicularis BENICK, 1953: 60 f.; synonymy with M. capitalis by VOGEL (1991).

Meotica apicalis  BENICK, 1953: 61 f.; synonymy with M. capitalis by VOGEL (1991).

Meotica  hoelzeli BENICK, 1953: 62 f.; synonymy with M. capitalis by VOGEL (1991).

Meotica  clavata BENICK, 1953: 63 f.; synonymy with M. apicalis  by BENICK (1968).

Meotica ermischi  BENICK, 1953: 68 f.; synonymy with M. capitalis by VOGEL (1991).

Meotica  foveolata BENICK, 1953: 69 f.; synonymy with M. capitalis by VOGEL (1991).

Meotica  globulosa BENICK, 1953: 72; synonymy with M. capitalis by VOGEL (1991).

Meotica fageli  BENICK, 1953: 72 f.; nov.syn.

Meotica  bohemica BENICK, 1953: 73 f.; synonymy with M. capitalis by VOGEL (1991).

Meotica  bucephala SCHEERPELTZ, 1954a: 152; synonymy with M. apicalis  by MUONA (1991).

Meotica  gerhardlinkei SCHEERPELTZ, in litt.: see MUONA (1991).

T y p e m a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: M. orbicularis: Holotype ♂: " ♂ / Carlshafen, 30.X.32, Hess . [word illegible] Folwaczny / Meotica orbicularis G. Bck Typus / Coll. G. Benick / Meotica filiformis  det. J. Vogel, 2017 / Meotica filiformis ( Motschulsky)  , det. V. Assing 2018 " ( MHNG). 

M. apicalis  : Syntypes: 1♀: " ♀ / M. Pfaundler, Birket IV.41 / Meotica apicalis  ♀ G. Bck Typus / Coll. G. Benick / Meotica filiformis  det. J. Vogel, 2017 / Meotica filiformis ( Motschulsky)  , det. V. Assing 2018 " ( MHNG)  ; 1♂: " ♂ / Geesthacht, Oberelbe , 9.4.52 Dr. Lohse / Meotica apicalis  ♂ G. Benick Typus / Coll. G. Benick / Meotica filiformis  det. J. Vogel, 2017/ Meotica filiformis ( Motschulsky)  , det. V. Assing 2018 " ( MHNG)  .

M. hoelzeli: Lectotype ♂, present designation:  " ♂ / Steiermark, Wind. Bühel, 4.79 Hölzel / Meotica Hölzeli ♂ G. Bck Typus / Coll. G. Benick / Meotica filiformis det. J. Vogel, 2017 / Lectotypus ♂ Meotica hoelzeli Benick , desig. V. Assing 2018 / Meotica filiformis ( Motschulsky)  , det. V. Assing 2018 " ( MHNG). 

M. clavata: Lectotype ♂, present designation: " Kongsvinger, A. Strand / Meotica  clavata ♂ G. Bck Typus / Coll. G. Benick / Meotica filiformis det. J. Vogel, 2017 / Lectotypus ♂ Meotica clavata Benick , desig. V. Assing 2018 / Meotica filiformis ( Motschulsky)  , det. V. Assing 2018 " ( MHNG).  Paralectotype ♀: same data as holotype.

M. ermischi: Holotype ♀: " ♀ / Umgeb. Düsseldorf, K. Ermisch / Meerer Busch, 20.11.84, Schilf / Meotica Ermischi G. Bck  Typus / Coll. G. Benick / Meotica filiformis  det. J. Vogel, 2017 / Meotica filiformis (Motschulsky)  , det. V. Assing 2018 " ( MHNG). 

M. foveolata: Holotype ♂: "♂ / Ammendorf, 1.5.17, F. Bischof / Meotica  foveolata G. Bck Typus / Coll. G. Benick / Meotica filiformis  det. J. Vogel, 2017 / Meotica filiformis (Motschulsky)  , det. V. Assing 2018 " ( MHNG). 

M. globulosa: Holotype ♀: " ♀ / Nordtirol, Pechlaner / Thierburg, 8.11.36 / Meotica  globulosa ♂ G. Bck Typus / Coll. G. Benick / Meotica filiformis  det. J. Vogel, 2017 / Meotica filiformis (Motschulsky)  , det. V. Assing 2018 " ( MHNG). 

M. fageli: Syntype ♀ [?] [dissected prior to present study; primary sexual characters missing]: " For. de Soignes , Quatre-Bras, 8-vii-1947, G. Fagel / Meotica Fageli  ♂ G. Bck Typus / Coll. G. Benick / Meotica filiformis  det. J. Vogel, 2017 / Meotica filiformis (Motschulsky)  , det. V. Assing 2018 " ( MHNG)  .

M. bohemica: Holotype ♂ [dissected prior to the present study; aedeagus missing]: "♂/ Bilichov. 1.V.913, Bohemia. col. A. Procházka / Meotica  bohemica ♂ G. Bck typus [sic] / Coll. G. Benick / Meotica filiformis  det. J. Vogel, 2017 / Meotica filiformis (Motschulsky)  , det. V. Assing 2018 " ( MHNG). 

A d d i t i o n a l m a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: SWEDEN: 1♀, Ystadt env., Sövde, 2.I.1984, leg. Assing (cAss). SPAIN: 1♂, Aragón, Sierra de Albarracín , 1968 (?), leg. Franz (cVog)  . FRANCE: 2♀♀, Moret-sur-Loing, Fontainebleau env., 1884, leg. Royer (cVog)  ; 1♀, Orval , 20.VI.1955, leg. Derenne ( MHNG)  ; 1♂, Alpes-Maritimes, Caille , 20.III.and IV.1959, leg. Ochs ( MHNG)  ; 1♀, Alpes-Maritimes, Péone env., Valberg , V.1954, leg. Ochs ( MHNG)  . BELGIUM: 1♂, Huy ( Ben-Ahin ), 19.IV.1949, leg. Fagel (cVog)  ; 1♂, Ardennes, Seilles , 19.VIII.1945, leg. Fagel ( MHNG)  . GERMANY: numerous specimens from numerous localities. SWITZERLAND: 1♂, Genève env., 22.X.1962, leg. Besuchet (cVog)  ; 1 ex., Genève, Veyrier , 1968, leg. Besuchet ( MHNG)  ; 1 ex., Genève, La Laire , 1964, leg. Comellini ( MHNG)  ; 1 ex., Jura, Le Noirmont , 1973, leg. Besuchet ( MHNG)  ; Vaud, Saint-Livres , 1965, leg. Toumayeff ( MHNG)  ; 1 ex., Luzern, Flühli , 8.V.1992, leg. Kiener ( NMB)  ; 1 ex., Bern, Thörishaus , 13.VII.1992, leg. Kiener ( NMB)  . AUSTRIA: T i r o l: 1 ex., Forchach, 22.IV.1941, leg. Kofler ( TLMF), 1 ex., Angerberg , 15.IV.1962, leg. Zschästak ( TLMF)  ; 1 ex., Kramsach , 17.VI.1983, leg. Kahlen ( TLMF). N i e d e r ö s t e r r e i c h: 1♂, 1♀, Erbreichsdorf, 1941, leg. Franz ( MHNG)  ; 1♂, Orth an der Donau, Donauauen , 1966, leg. Franz (cVog)  ; 1♂, Langenzersdorf , leg. Mandl (cVog)  ; 2 exs., Baumgarten an der March , 2.IV.1994, leg. Kahlen ( TLMF)  ; 2 exs., Marchegg, 28.II. & 1.IV.1994, leg. Kahlen ( TLMF). B u r g e n l a n d: 1♀, Zurndorf, 1926, leg. Franz (cVog). S t e i e r m a r k: 1♀, Graz env., 27.II.1992, leg Kreissl (cVog)  .

C o m m e n t: Meotica  capitalis was described based on type material from Lyon and is the type species of the genus group name Cryptusa MULSANT & REY, 1873, originally established as a subgenus of Meotica  . This type material was looked for, but not found in the Rey collection. The only specimen from Lyon located in this collection is conspecific with M. apicalis  ( MUONA 1979), which is now a junior synonym of M. filiformis  (NIKIKITSKY et al. 1998). MUONA (1979) suggested that "the name Meotica  capitalis should not be used any more, as its identity can no longer be determined". Such an appeal, however, is taxonomically meaningless; the name is currently listed as a nomen dubium in the Palaearctic Catalogue (SCHÜLKE & SMETANA 2015). We conclude that the original type material is conspecific with the non-type specimen from Lyon, which, according to MUONA (1979), belongs to M. apicalis  . It follows that M. capitalis is a junior synonym of M. filiformis  and Cryptusa a junior synonym of Meotica  .

In the description of M. orbicularis, which is based on a unique specimen from "Carlshafen (Weser)", BENICK (1953) tentatively sexed the holotype as a female. The specimen is in fact a male and conspecific with M. filiformis  .

The original description of M apicalis  is based on "Typen" from "Geesthacht Oberelbe" and "Birket b. München", as well as on additional material from " Burgenland: Zurndorf, Wolfratshausen und Grünwald .... Geramis (Tirol), Schleissheim b. München, Rheinprovinz (Hild. Heide), Schellbruch b. Lübeck, Schönberg, Mecklenburg" and " Kärnten " ( BENICK 1953). The examined syntypes confirm that the previously established synonymy with M. filiformis  is correct.

Meotica  hoelzeli was described based on "ein Pärchen" from "Windisch-Bühel, Steiermark " ( BENICK 1953). The examined male is designated as the lectotype and conspecific with M. filiformis  .

Meotica  clavata was described based on "ein Pärchen" from "Kongsvinger in [sic] nördlichen Norwegen " ( BENICK 1953). The examined male is designated as the lectotype and conspecific with M. filiformis  .

The original description of M. ermischi is based on a unique female collected "bei Düsseldorf in [sic] Meerer Busch" ( BENICK 1953). The holotype is conspecific with M. filiformis  .

In the description of M. foveolata, which is based on a unique specimen from "Ammendorf", BENICK (1953) tentatively sexed the holotype as a male. The specimen is in fact a male and conspecific with M. filiformis  .

In the original description of M. globulosa which is based on a unique specimen from "Thierburg in der Nähe Innsbrucks", BENICK (1953) erroneously sexed the holotype as a male. An examination of this specimen revealed that it is in fact a female and conspecific with M. filiformis  .

Meotica fageli  was described based on two syntypes from "Forêt de Soignes bei Quatre- Bras" which BENICK (1953) sexed as a male and a female and of which he retained the former. The syntype in the Benick collection was dissected prior to the present revision and the genitalia are missing. Nevertheless, based on external characters, the specimen is conspecific with M. filiformis  .

In the original description of M. bohemica, which is based on a unique specimen from "Bilichow, Bohemia ", BENICK (1953) erroneously sexed the holotype as a female. An examination of this specimen confirmed the previously established synonymy.

D i a g n o s i s: Body usually dark-coloured.

♂: sternite VIII ( Fig. 1View Figs 1-5) strongly transverse, with weakly convex posterior margin; median lobe of aedeagus ( Figs 2-3View Figs 1-5) approximately 0.3 mm long and of distinctive shape; ventral process stout in lateral view; apical lobe of paramere blackish.

♀: posterior margin of sternite VIII strongly convex ( Fig. 4View Figs 1-5); spermatheca of distinctive shape ( Fig. 5View Figs 1-5).

C o n f i r m e d d i s t r i b u t i o n: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, British Isles, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Ukraine.

MHNG

Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

NMB

Naturhistorishes Museum

TLMF

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Meotica

Loc

Meotica filiformis

Assing, Volker & Vogel, Jürgen 2019
2019
Loc

Meotica

SCHEERPELTZ O 1954: 152
1954
Loc

Meotica

BENICK G 1953: 60
1953
Loc

Meotica apicalis

BENICK G 1953: 61
1953
Loc

Meotica

BENICK G 1953: 62
1953
Loc

Meotica

BENICK G 1953: 63
1953
Loc

Meotica ermischi

BENICK G 1953: 68
1953
Loc

Meotica

BENICK G 1953: 69
1953
Loc

Meotica

BENICK G 1953: 72
1953
Loc

Meotica fageli

BENICK G 1953: 72
1953
Loc

Meotica

BENICK G 1953: 73
1953
Loc

Meotica

BONDROIT J 1913: 299
1913
Loc

Phytosus filiformis

MOTSCHULSKY V & DE 1860: 587
1860
Loc

Meotica

MULSANT & REY, 1873
Loc

Meotica

MUONA (1991)