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Correspondence
Published: 2016-01-07

On the identity of Onthophagus columbianus Boucomont, 1932 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)

Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomolecolari (DISB), via Saffi 2, 61029, Urbino (PU).
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Biologia e Zoologia, Av. Fernando Corrêa da Costa, 2367, Boa Esperança, 78060-900 - Cuiabá, MT, Brazil.
Coleoptera Madagascar South America dung beetles mislabelling

Abstract

Onthophagus columbianus Boucomont, 1932 is a new case of transcontinental mislabeling within the genus. The species name is here considered to be new synonym under the Madagascan Onthophagus elegans Klug, 1832. Historical notes, lectotype designations and illustrations of the primary type specimens of both species are provided.

 

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How to Cite

ROSSINI, M., & VAZ-DE-MELLO, F. Z. (2016). On the identity of <em>Onthophagus</em> <em>columbianus</em> Boucomont, 1932 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Zootaxa, 4061(3), 296–300. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4061.3.10