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Published: 2016-01-07

On the type species of the South American dung beetle genus Chalcocopris Burmeister, 1846 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), with some comments on the type locality of C. hesperus (Olivier, 1789)

Departamento de Entomologia, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão, CEP 20940-040, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
Università degli Studi di Urbino, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomolecolari, via A. Saffi 2, 61029, Urbino (PU), Italy. 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
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 Scarabaeidae Scarabaeinae

Abstract

Recently, a new paper authored by two of us (Rossini & Vaz-de-Mello, 2015) addressed a taxonomic revision of Chalcocopris Burmeister, 1846, describing a second species for the genus and expanding our knowledge of its distribution and morphological diversity. In the present work, we address additional nomenclatural and historical issues not covered in that paper.

 

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How to Cite

Cupello, M., rossini, M., & vaz-de-mello, F. z. (2016). On the type species of the South American dung beetle genus <em>Chalcocopris</em> Burmeister, 1846 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), with some comments on the type locality of <em>C. hesperus</em> (Olivier, 1789). Zootaxa, 4061(3), 274–276. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4061.3.5