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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2019-05-17
Page range: 191–195
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Two new synonyms in Neotropical Philonthina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

Laboratorio de Entomología, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Aridas (IADIZA, CCT CONICET, Mendoza), Casilla de Correo 507, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Laboratorio de Entomología, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Aridas (IADIZA, CCT CONICET, Mendoza), Casilla de Correo 507, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Coleoptera Staphylinidae


As part of an ongoing phylogenetic study on the Neotropical Philonthina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) that includes species of Belonuchus Nordmann, 1837, Hesperus Fauvel, 1874 and Paederomimus Sharp, 1885 (Chani Posse & Ramírez Salamanca in prep.), we examined type material of species belonging to these genera as well as conspecific material from different European and North American collections. Type and non-type material were either examined by MCP during a visit to the Natural History Museum, London, UK (BMNH) or borrowed from the following institutions: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, USA (FMNH), Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany (ZMHB), Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria (NMW), Canadian National Collection of Insects, Ottawa, Canada (CNC) and Snow Entomological Collection, Natural History Museum/Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA (SEMC). Based on our revision of relevant material from the abovementioned collections, two new synonyms are here proposed.



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