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New Zoology Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at Natural History Museum [Synonymies In The Holarctic Thinobius Major And Linearis...

July 8, 2014



New Zoology Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at Natural History Museum [Synonymies In The Holarctic Thinobius Major And Linearis Species Groups (coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae)]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Life Science Research have been published. According to news reporting out of Budapest, Hungary, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "A cleanup effort for taxonomy of the Central European species of the genus Thinobius Kiesenwetter, 1844 resulted in a series of previously unpublished synonymies. The new edition of 'Die K fer Mitteleuropas, Band 4' interpreted the names in their correct identities, but the research that lead to these could not be presented there in detail, in part also because of extralimital taxa involved, this is supplied with the present contribution."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Natural History Museum, "One species is described as new to science: Thinobius paramicros sp. n. (Algeria: Tamanrasset), for earlier erroneous use of T. algiricus Fauvel. The following new synonymies are proposed: T. angusticeps Fauvel, 1889 = Thinobius (Thinophilus) allocerus Eppelsheim, 1893, syn. n., = Trogophloeus alaskanus Fall, 1926, syn. n., T. major Kraatz, 1857 = Thinobius diversicornis Fauvel, 1889, syn. n., = Thinobius sahlbergi Scheerpeltz, 1959, syn. n., T. micros Fauvel, 1871 = Thinobius algiricus Fauvel, 1898, syn. n., T. petzi Bernhauer, 1908 = Thinobius tingitanus Peyerimhoff, 1925, syn. n., = Thinobius (Thiphonilus) anatolicus Smetana, 1967, syn. n. T. procerus Eppelsheim, 1893 = Trogophloeus teres Fall, 1926, syn. n., and lectotypes are designated for the following ten nominal species: Thinobius micros Fauvel, 1871, Thinobius diversicornis Fauvel, 1889, Thinobius (Thinophilus) allocerus Eppelsheim, 1893, Thinobius (Thinophilus) procerus Eppelsheim, 1893, Thinobius algiricus Fauvel, 1898, Thinobius silvaticus Bernhauer, 1899, Thinobius bicolor Joy, 1911, Thinobius longicornis Joy, 1913, Thinobius franzi Scheerpeltz, 1947 and Thinobius peezi Scheerpeltz, 1957."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "A neotype for Thinobius angusticeps Fauvel, 1889 is designated from France (Alpes-Maritimes)."

For more information on this research see: Synonymies In The Holarctic Thinobius Major And Linearis Species Groups (coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 2014;60(1):13-38. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae can be contacted at: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Baross U 13, H-1088 Budapest, Hungary (see also Life Science Research).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G. Makranczy, Hungarian Nat Hist Museum, Dept. of Zool, H-1088 Budapest, Hungary.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Hungary, Budapest, Life Science Research

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