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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3974.1.13

Oniticellus (Liatongus) boucomonti Balthasar, 1932 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Oniticellini)—clarification of its taxonomic status by lectotype designation 

ALEŠ BEZDĚK, DAVID KRÁL, FRANTIŠEK X. J. SLÁDEČEK

Abstract


The dung beetle Oniticellus (Liatongus) boucomonti Balthasar, 1932 was described according to an unknown number of specimens labelled “Giufu-Shan, Szechuan” [= Jinfo Shan, ca. 29°04N, 107°18E, Chongqing province, China]. Balthasar evidently did not dissect these specimens and simply assumed that specimens with a small horn on vertex were males and specimens without such horn but with two elevated transversal carinae on head were the females of the same species (Balthasar 1932, 1935).

 


Keywords


Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae, Oniticellini

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