Acta Musei Moraviae

Scientiae biologicae

Volume 104, Number 1, 2019
Published on 20 November 2019
  • The first record of the subfamily Osoriinae from the Caucasus region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

    Volker Assing

    Leptotyphlopsis shavshetica sp. nov. from the Shavsheti Range (Southwest Georgia: Adjara region), the first representative of the subfamily Osoriinae and the first truly endogean species of Staphylinidae to be recorded from the Caucasus region, is described and illustrated. The distribution of this species is mapped. ...

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    Leptotyphlopsis shavshetica sp. nov. from the Shavsheti Range (Southwest Georgia: Adjara region), the first representative of the subfamily Osoriinae and the first truly endogean species of Staphylinidae to be recorded from the Caucasus region, is described and illustrated. The distribution of this species is mapped.

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  • On some Proteinus species of the Caucasus region, with description of a new species from Georgia and a new synonymy (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Proteininae)

    Volker Assing

    Proteinus cavatus sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia) of the P. longicornis group, a species with conspicuous male secondary sexual characters, is described and illustrated. Based on a study of type material, redescriptions and illustrations are provided for Proteinus planicollis Reitter, 1905 and P. reflexicollis Reitter, 1905 and...

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    Proteinus cavatus sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia) of the P. longicornis group, a species with conspicuous male secondary sexual characters, is described and illustrated. Based on a study of type material, redescriptions and illustrations are provided for Proteinus planicollis Reitter, 1905 and P. reflexicollis Reitter, 1905 and lectotypes are designated for both species. A new synonymy is proposed: P. atomarius Erichson, 1840 = P. hiburnus Gistel, 1857, syn. nov. The presence of two widespread species in Georgia is confirmed.

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  • A new species of Parabolitobius from the Meskheti Range, Southwest Georgia, with a new record of Bolitobius insignis (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Tachyporinae)

    Volker Assing

    Parabolitobius meskheticus sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia: Meskheti Range), a micropterous and presumably endemic species, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from allied and geographically close spccies. Including the new species, Parabolitobius Li, Zhao et Sakai, 2000 is currently represented in the Palaearctic region...

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    Parabolitobius meskheticus sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia: Meskheti Range), a micropterous and presumably endemic species, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from allied and geographically close spccies. Including the new species, Parabolitobius Li, Zhao et Sakai, 2000 is currently represented in the Palaearctic region by eleven species. A new record of the rare Bolitobius insignis is reported from Southwest Georgia.

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  • On the taxonomy and zoogeography of some Xantholinus species of the Caucasus region, with descriptions of a new species from Georgia and two new synonymies (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae)

    Volker Assing

    Xantholinus (Calolinus) mesheticus sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia: Adjara: Mesheti Range), a micropterous species with a presumably restricted distribution, is described and illustrated. Two synonymies are proposed: Xantholinus (Helicophallus) variabilis Hochhuth, 1851 = X. kirschenblati Bordoni, 1975, syn. nov., = X. ceviki...

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    Xantholinus (Calolinus) mesheticus sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia: Adjara: Mesheti Range), a micropterous species with a presumably restricted distribution, is described and illustrated. Two synonymies are proposed: Xantholinus (Helicophallus) variabilis Hochhuth, 1851 = X. kirschenblati Bordoni, 1975, syn. nov., = X. ceviki Anlaº, 2014, syn. nov. New records of five species of Xantholinus Dejean, 1821 are reported from Georgia. The distributions of six Caucasian species are mapped.

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  • On the Leptusa fauna of the Caucasus region II. A new species and additional records from Georgia, and three new synonymies (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae)

    Volker Assing

    Leptusa (Stictopisalia) shavshetica sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia: Adjara: Shavsheti Range), is described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar species. Three synonymies are proposed: Leptusa (Roubaliusa) trapezuntis Pace, 1983 = L. giresunensis Sert, Turan et Kabalak, 2019, syn. nov.; Leptusa (Neopisalia) microphthalma...

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    Leptusa (Stictopisalia) shavshetica sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia: Adjara: Shavsheti Range), is described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar species. Three synonymies are proposed: Leptusa (Roubaliusa) trapezuntis Pace, 1983 = L. giresunensis Sert, Turan et Kabalak, 2019, syn. nov.; Leptusa (Neopisalia) microphthalma Reitter, 1887 = L. circassica Bernhauer, 1935, syn. nov.; Leptusa (Stictopisalia) subcaucasica Pace, 1983 = L. pseudocaucasica Pace, 1983, syn. nov. Additional records of six species of Leptusa Kraatz, 1858 are reported from Georgia. The distributions of three species are mapped. The Caucasian Leptusa fauna currently includes 38 valid species in five subgenera.

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  • A revision of Othiini. XXI. Seven new species, a new synonymy, and additional records, with a review of the Othius fauna of Georgia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae)

    Volker Assing

    Othius derectus sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia: Meskheti Range), O. unculatus sp. nov. (West Georgia: Kutaisi env.), O. rasus sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia: Meskheti Range), O. hetzeli sp. nov. (Taiwan), O. brunkei sp. nov. (North Vietnam), O. procerus sp. nov. (North Vietnam), and O. devians sp. nov. (North Vietnam) are described,...

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    Othius derectus sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia: Meskheti Range), O. unculatus sp. nov. (West Georgia: Kutaisi env.), O. rasus sp. nov. (Southwest Georgia: Meskheti Range), O. hetzeli sp. nov. (Taiwan), O. brunkei sp. nov. (North Vietnam), O. procerus sp. nov. (North Vietnam), and O. devians sp. nov. (North Vietnam) are described, illustrated, and distinguished from allied species. One synonymy is proposed: Othius lapidicola Märkel et Kiesenwetter, 1848 = O. piceus Scriba, 1870, syn. nov. Additional records of eleven species are reported. The Othius fauna of Georgia currently includes 16 described species. The distributions of the Caucasian species recorded from Georgia and of the widespread, but discontinuously distributed Othius lapidicola are mapped. Othius Stephens, 1829 now comprises a total of 136 species and subspecies.

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  • Lectotypification of bryophytes described by Jan Šmarda and Rudolf Vanek, held by the herbarium of the Moravian Museum (BRNM)

    Ivan Novotný & Karel Sutorý

    This contribution addresses the typification of three names. The first is Brachythecium vanekii, a critically endangered alpine species. The other two are the xerophytic mosses Phascum halophilum (= Tortula acaulon var. pilifera) and Pterygoneurum smardaeanum (= Pterygoneurum kozlovii). Taxonomic comments are added where...

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    This contribution addresses the typification of three names. The first is Brachythecium vanekii, a critically endangered alpine species. The other two are the xerophytic mosses Phascum halophilum (= Tortula acaulon var. pilifera) and Pterygoneurum smardaeanum (= Pterygoneurum kozlovii). Taxonomic comments are added where relevant, and summaries of published information provided where considered necessary.

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  • Freyn’s type specimens of four Ranunculaceae species from Madagascar

    Karel Sutorý

    Lectotypes are selected for four species described by J. F. Freyn, namely Clematis longipes, Ranunculus madagascariensis, R. rutenbergii and R. udus, based on collections by D. C. Rutenberg from the island of Madagascar.

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    Lectotypes are selected for four species described by J. F. Freyn, namely Clematis longipes, Ranunculus madagascariensis, R. rutenbergii and R. udus, based on collections by D. C. Rutenberg from the island of Madagascar.

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