Meotica arasensis, Smetana, 2004

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: 764

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

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scientific name

Meotica arasensis
status

 

Meotica arasensis  SMETANA, 2004 ( Fig. 85View Figs 80-90)

Meotica caucasica SCHEERPELTZ, 1954a: 154  f.; preoccupied. Meotica arasensis  SMETANA, 2004a: 32; replacement name. T y p e m a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Syntype ♀: " ♀ / Caucasus. Araxesthal, Leder. Reitter. / Amischa / exilis Er  / ex coll. Klima / ex coll. Scheerpeltz / Typus Meotica caucasica O. Scheerpeltz  / Syntypus Meotica caucasica Scheerpeltz  , rev. V. Assing 2017" ( NHMW). 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: ARMENIA: 1♀, reservoir 15 km SW

Sisian, 39°28'N, 46°08'E, 1340 m, shore of reservoir, Salix litter, moss, and roots sifted,

16.VII.2018, leg. Schülke (MNB).

C o m m e n t: The original description is based on an unspecified number of syntypes from "Kaukasus (Araxestal)" ( SCHEERPELTZ 1954a). Meotica caucasica  is a junior primary homonym of M. caucasica  BENICK, 1953 and was subsequently replaced with the nomen novum M. arasensis  by SMETANA (2004a). The sole syntype in the Scheerpeltz collection is a female and consequently not designated as the lectotype.

D i a g n o s i s: ♂: unknown.

♀: spermatheca of the M. parasita  type, but with longer and more slender proximal portion ( Fig. 85View Figs 80-90).

D i s t r i b u t i o n: Azerbaijan, Armenia.

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NHMW

Austria, Wien, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Meotica

Loc

Meotica arasensis

Assing, Volker & Vogel, Jürgen 2019
2019
Loc

Meotica caucasica SCHEERPELTZ, 1954a: 154

SMETANA A 2004: 32
SCHEERPELTZ O 1954: 154
1954