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Notes on the systematics and nomenclature of some taxa of the genus Chlaenius Bonelli, 1810 (Coleoptera, Carabidae) from the Far East

1Federal Scientific Center of East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Zoology Department, Laboratory of Entomology, pr. 100-letiya Vladivostoka 159, 690022 Vladivostok, Russia.
2Moscow State Pedagogical University, Institute of Biology & Chemistry, Zoology & Ecology Department, Kibalchicha str. 6, bld. 3, Moscow 129164, Russia.
Coleoptera ground beetles taxonomy new synonymy fauna


A revision of some Far Eastern Chlaenius species is presented. The following synonyms are proposed: Chlaenius circumductus A. Morawitz, 1862 = Chlaenius lineellus Motschulsky, 1859, syn. nov.; Chlaenius semipurpureus Motschulsky, 1865 = Chlaenius posticalis Motschulsky, 1854, syn. nov. Lectotypes of Chlaenius lineellus Motschulsky, 1859, Chlaenius semipurpureus Motschulsky, 1865 and Chlaenius hospes A. Morawitz, 1862, as well as the holotype of Chlaenius posticalis Motschulsky, 1854 are designated. Only one species of the subgenus Agostenus Fischer von Waldheim, 1829, viz. Chlaenius quadrisulcatus (Paykul, 1790), is shown to populate the Far Eastern islands of Sakhalin and Kunashir (Russia), and Hokkaido and Honshu (Japan), which is new to the fauna of the Kuril Archipelago.



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