Rediscovery of primary type specimens and lectotype designation for Bolboceras excavatum R. A. Philippi, 1859 (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae)
Andrew B. T. Smith
A primary type of Bolboceras excavatum R. A. Philippi, 1859 in F. PHILIPPI (1859) (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae: Bolboceratinae) was rediscovered and is designated as a lectotype. The previous neotype designation is set aside. Bolboceras excavatum is confi rmed as junior synonym of Bolborhinum laesicolle (Fairmaire, 1856), which occurs in Chile and Argentina. Photographs of the lectotype and its labels are provided.