Taxonomic review of the genus Catoclastus from Peru (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae)

Stránky 561-567
DOI 10.2478/aemnp-2019-0049
Klíčová slova Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Catoclastus, Mecopelidnota, new synonym, new combination, intraspecific variation, Peru, Neotropical Region
Citace MONDACA, José a SEIDEL, Matthias. Taxonomic review of the genus Catoclastus from Peru (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2019, 59(2), 561-567. DOI: ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from:
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2019/59/2

Catoclastus Solier, 1851 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini), a genus endemic to Peru, is revised. Based on morphology and examination of type specimens, Catoclastus jaumesi Soula, 2010 is a new synonym of C. chevrolatii Solier, 1851, while Catoclastus rabinovichi Martínez, 1971 is transferred to the genus Mecopelidnota Bates, 1904, leading to Mecopelidnota rabinovichi (Martínez) as a new combination. Characters that characterize the genus, natural history, and distribution data are given. Implications and problems associated with intraspecific variability of C. chevrolatii are discussed. As a result of our research, the genus is considered monotypic and endemic to western Peru.

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