Asaphidion ganglbaueri J. Mueller , 1921, J. Mueller, 1921

Neri, Paolo & Toledano, Luca, 2021, Geographic and taxonomic notes, addenda and corrigenda on the subtribe Bembidiina Stephens, 1827 of the 2017 ' Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera' (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Bembidiina), ZooKeys 1044, pp. 563-587: 563

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1044.62593

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:71DCAFC2-B2BB-475B-9166-2BCDC83C7F07

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E170B845-6646-55B2-B71F-0677F8108C2F

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scientific name

Asaphidion ganglbaueri J. Mueller , 1921
status

 

Asaphidion ganglbaueri J. Mueller, 1921  

Asaphidion weiratheri   Netolitzky, 1935

Material examined.

1 ♂, "Kysyldscha Hammam [= Kızılcahamam] / Paphlagonien, Asm. B. / Weirather, Innsbruck [printed] // ganglbaueri m. [handwritten] / det. J. Müller [printed]" ( MSNT)   ; 1 ♀, "Kysyldscha Hammam [= Kızılcahamam] / Paphlagonien, Asm. B. / Weirather, Innsbruck [printed]" ( MSNT)   .

Notes.

Asaphidion ganglbaueri   J. Müller, 1921 was described based on six specimens collected on Bosdagh, Turkey; it is very similar to Asaphidion rossi   Schaum, 1857 but with the antennae completely blackish. Asaphidion weiratheri   Netolitzky, 1935 was described from Turkey, and the type locality is Kysilka-Amam, near Ankara; the species is compared with Asaphidion caraboides   Schrank, 1781 and its subspecies without any mentions of A. ganglbaueri   . Müller (1937), examining topotypical specimens of Asaphidion weiratheri   provided by Weirather himself and, after comparison with Asaphidion ganglbaueri   , stated that they belonged to the same taxon. The synonymy was accepted by Lorenz (1998) and by Casale and Vigna-Taglianti (1999). Marggi et al. (2003) omitted to take into consideration the synonymy stated by Müller (1937) and listed Asaphidion weiratheri   as a valid species; this treatment was later followed by Lorenz (2005) and Marggi et al. (2017). We requested loan of the type series of both species from NHMW but they are missing (Harry Schillhammer, pers. comm.).

Conclusions.

Considering that the topotypical specimens (Kysilka-Amam, Turkey) sent by Weirather and probably belonging to the type series were identified by Müller as A. ganglbaueri   , that Netolitzky (1935) did not take into consideration or ignored the description of A. ganglbaueri   when he described A. weiratheri   , and that Müller (1937) himself stated the synonymy of both species after examination of both type series, we think that the synonymy stated by Müller (1937) should be retained until proven otherwise. Therefore we confirm that Asaphidion weiratheri   Netolitzky, 1935 is a synonym of Asaphidion ganglbaueri   J. Müller, 1921.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Asaphidion

Loc

Asaphidion ganglbaueri J. Mueller , 1921

Neri, Paolo & Toledano, Luca 2021
2021
Loc

Asaphidion weiratheri

Netolitzky 1935
1935