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Published: 2020-11-20
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Stenichnus goriciensis Franz, a junior synonym of S. styriacus Franz (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scydmaeninae)

Museum of Natural History, University of Wrocław, Sienkiewicza 21, 50-335 Wrocław, Poland.
Stenichnini Palaearctic Europe new synonymy Coleoptera

Abstract

Over a half century ago, Stenichnus barnevillei (Reitter) was ‘redescribed’ by Herbert Franz based on misidentified specimens, in fact belonging to an undescribed species. A year later the misidentification was discovered, and the name Stenichnus goriciensis was proposed for this species. The holotype was rediscovered only recently, and as a result of comparative study, S. goriciensis is here placed as a junior synonym of S. styriacus. Characters that were used to differentiate these two species in previous literature are discussed and recognized as based on errors. Stenichnus styriacus is redescribed.

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