Tectusa killinica, Assing & Vogel, 2019

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: 768

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3811239

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CF53878C-FFB0-8F27-2AD3-8544FF3FFAFF

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Valdenar

scientific name

Tectusa killinica
status

nov.nom.

Tectusa killinica  nov.nom.

Leptusa (Micropisalia) kuehnelti SCHEERPELTZ, 1963: 441  ff.

Meotica kuhnelti [sic] ( SCHEERPELTZ, 1963):  PACE (1980).

Meotica kuehnelti  ( SCHEERPELTZ, 1963): SMETANA (2004b).

Meotica kuehnelti  ( SCHEERPELTZ, 1963): SCHÜLKE & SMETANA (2015).

T y p e m a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Holotype ♀: " ♀ / Ziria-Massiv , 2100 m, 21.IV.60, Felsspaltenmulm / Peloponnes, Griechenland, W. Kühnelt / Ziria, 2100 m, 21.IV.60 / ex coll. Scheerpeltz / Typus Leptusa (Micropisalia) Kühnelti O. Scheerpeltz  / Meotica  nec Leptusa  , det. R. Pace 1979, tarsi 5-5-5 / Tectusa killinica  nom. n., det. V. Assing 2017" ( NHMW). 

C o m m e n t: The original description of Leptusa kuehnelti  is based on a unique "♂ (Typus)" collected "in Felsspaltenmulm in 2100 m Höhe am 21.4.1960 " in the Killini range, northeastern Pelopónnisos ( SCHEERPELTZ 1963). PACE (1980) subsequently examined the specimen, noticed it was a female, and transferred the species to the genus Meotica  . The present revision of the holotype, however, revealed that the species belongs to Tectusa  BERNHAUER, 1899.

Tectusa kuehnelti  ( SCHEERPELTZ, 1963) is preoccupied by T. kuehnelti  ( SCHEERPELTZ, 1962), a species described from the same mountain range "in etwa 1600 m Höhe in einem Walde von Abies cephalonica " ( SCHEERPELTZ 1962) and distinguished by completely different coloration alone ( T. kuehnelti  ( SCHEERPELTZ, 1962): forebody and abdominal apex pale reddish-brown; T. kuehnelti  ( SCHEERPELTZ, 1963): forebody blackish-brown, abdomen uniformly blackish). Therefore, the junior secondary homonym T. kuehnelti  ( SCHEERPELTZ, 1963) is replaced with the nomen novum Tectusa killinica  .

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Tectusa

Loc

Tectusa killinica

Assing, Volker & Vogel, Jürgen 2019
2019
Loc

Leptusa (Micropisalia) kuehnelti SCHEERPELTZ, 1963: 441

SCHEERPELTZ O 1963: 441
1963
Loc

Meotica kuhnelti [sic] ( SCHEERPELTZ, 1963 ):

( SCHEERPELTZ, 1963 ):
PACE (1980) .
Loc

Meotica kuehnelti

( SCHEERPELTZ, 1963 )
SMETANA (2004b) .
Loc

Meotica kuehnelti

( SCHEERPELTZ, 1963 )
SCHÜLKE & SMETANA (2015).