Puranius Germain, 1895,

Morrone, Juan J., 2013, The subtribes and genera of the tribe Listroderini (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cyclominae): Phylogenetic analysis with systematic and biogeographical accounts, ZooKeys 273, pp. 15-71: 25

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Puranius Germain, 1895
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Puranius Germain, 1895  Fig. 19

Puranius  Germain, 1895: 313.

Puranus  Germain, 1911: 205 (lapsus).

Reichertia  Enderlein, 1912: 31 (type species: Listroderes sculpticollis  Enderlein, 1907, by original designation).

Type species.

Puranius inaequalis  Germain, 1896 (subsequent designation by Morrone, 1994c).

Relationships.

Puranius  is the sister genus to Amathynetoides-Nacodius  .

Diagnosis.

Small to very small (1.9-6.5 mm); vestiture of subcircular scales and setae; pronotum transverse to strongly transverse; metanepisternal suture present, complete; elytra oblong-oval, with small, rounded tubercles.

Species included.

Puranius argentinensis  Morrone, 1994; Puranius australis  Germain, 1896; Puranius championi  (Kuschel, 1952); Puranius dubius  (Germain, 1896); Puranius elguetai  Morrone, 1994; Puranius exsculpticollis  (Enderlein, 1907); Puranius fasciculiger  (Blanchard, 1851); Puranius hispidus  (Germain, 1896); Puranius inaequalis  Germain, 1896; Puranius midas  Morrone, 1994; Puranius nigrinus  (Fairmaire, 1884); Puranius obrienorum  Morrone, 1994; Puranius pusillus  Morrone, 1994; Puranius scaber  (Enderlein, 1907); Puranius sylvanius  Morrone, 1994; Puranius torosus  Morrone, 1994; Puranius tothus  Morrone, 1994; Puranius tuberosus  Germain, 1896; Puranius verrucosus  (Germain, 1896); Puranius vulgaris  Morrone, 1994.

Host plants.

Puranius argentinensis  : Mulinum  sp. ( Apiaceae  ); Puranius championi  : Poa flabellata  (Lam.) Raspail ( Poaceae  ); Puranius fasciculiger  : Senecio smithii  DC ( Asteraceae  ); Puranius nigrinus  : Taraxacum officinale  Weber ex F. H. Wigg. ( Asteraceae  ) and Nothofagus  sp. ( Nothofagaceae  ); Puranius vulgaris  : Mulinum  sp. ( Apiaceae  ); Puranius scaber  : Baccharis  sp. ( Asteraceae  ) and Ephedra  sp. ( Ephedraceae  ) (Morrone, 1994c).

Geographical distribution.

Andean region (Subantarctic and Central Chilean subregions) and South American Transition Zone, from southern Argentina, including the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), to Peru ( Morrone 1994c; Posadas 2008, 2012).

Material examined.

Puranius argentinensis  (AMNH, BMNH, MLP, MZFC), Puranius australis  (AMNH, CWOB, MHNS, NZAC), Puranius championi  (BMNH, CWOB, NZAC), Puranius dubius  (CWOB, MHNS, NZAC), Puranius elguetai  (AMNH, MHNS, MLP, MZFC), Puranius exsculpticollis  (BMNH), Puranius fasciculiger  (CWOB, MHNS, NZAC, USNM), Puranius hispidus  (CWOB, MHNS, NZAC), Puranius inaequalis  (CMNC, CWOB, MHNS, MZFC, NZAC), Puranius midas  (AMNH), Puranius nigrinus  (ARPC, BMNH, CADIC, CBPC, CMNC, CNCI, CWOB, DEI, FIML, IPUM, MCZ, MHNS, MZFC, NZAC, USNM), Puranius obrienorum  (AMNH, CMNC, CWOB, MLP, MZFC), Puranius pusillus  (MHNS, MLP, MZFC), Puranius scaber  (AMPC, BMNH, CWOB, NZAC), Puranius sylvanius  (AMNH, BMNH, CMNC, MLP, MZFC), Puranius torosus  (MHNS, MLP, MZFC), Puranius tothus  (MHNS), Puranius tuberosus  (CWOB, MHNS, NZAC), Puranius verrucosus  (CMNC, CWOB, MHNS, MZFC, NZAC) and Puranius vulgaris  (AMNH, BMNH, CMNC, MHNS, MLP, MZFC).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Curculionidae

Loc

Puranius Germain, 1895

Morrone, Juan J. 2013
2013
Loc

Puranus

Germain 1911
1911