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Onthophagus cervicornis Kirby, 1825, new synonym under Onthophagus dama (Fabricius, 1798) (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae).

Rossini M, Vaz-de-Mello FZ, Mann DJ - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: After examining syntypes of Onthophagus cervicornis Kirby, 1825, previously considered to be a synonym of the North American Onthophagus striatulus (Palisot de Beauvois, 1809), we confirm the true identity and new synonymy under South Asian Onthophagus dama (Fabricius, 1798).

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Affiliation: Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, della Vita e dell'Ambiente (DiSTeVA), Campus Scientifico Enrico Mattei, via Ca' Le Suore 2/4, 61029, Urbino (PU), Italy.

ABSTRACT
After examining syntypes of Onthophagus cervicornis Kirby, 1825, previously considered to be a synonym of the North American Onthophagus striatulus (Palisot de Beauvois, 1809), we confirm the true identity and new synonymy under South Asian Onthophagus dama (Fabricius, 1798).

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Syntypes of Onthophagus cervicornis Kirby, 1825. 1 Dorsal habitus of the male 2 Dorsal habitus of the female 3 Labels of the male (Kirby handwriting) 4 Labels of the female.
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Figure 1: Syntypes of Onthophagus cervicornis Kirby, 1825. 1 Dorsal habitus of the male 2 Dorsal habitus of the female 3 Labels of the male (Kirby handwriting) 4 Labels of the female.

Mentions: The collection of William Kirby (1759–1850) was presented to the Entomological Society of London during 1835, but was later (1858, 1863) sold at Stevens auction in lots (Chalmers-Hunt 1976: 102, Neave 1933: 71). Kirby specimens are now dispersed amongst a number of Museum Collections, with the bulk being housed in the Natural History Museum, London, and to a lesser extent the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. It is unclear how the Kirby material arrived at Manchester Museum. The female syntype of Onthophagus cervicornis is labelled with a modern type faced label “ex. coll. Hinks and Dibb” (Fig. 4), as is one other specimen. However, the majority of the Onthophagus specimens recognisable as Kirby’s (9 in total) do not possess similar labelling, suggesting that the later addition of these ‘accession’ labels may be mistaken. The female syntype of Onthophagus cervicornis (Fig. 2) was recognised as such by curators at the Manchester Museum and labelled as a syntype (Fig. 4). However, the male syntype (Fig. 1) remained unrecognised until now.


Onthophagus cervicornis Kirby, 1825, new synonym under Onthophagus dama (Fabricius, 1798) (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae).

Rossini M, Vaz-de-Mello FZ, Mann DJ - Zookeys (2014)

Syntypes of Onthophagus cervicornis Kirby, 1825. 1 Dorsal habitus of the male 2 Dorsal habitus of the female 3 Labels of the male (Kirby handwriting) 4 Labels of the female.
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Figure 1: Syntypes of Onthophagus cervicornis Kirby, 1825. 1 Dorsal habitus of the male 2 Dorsal habitus of the female 3 Labels of the male (Kirby handwriting) 4 Labels of the female.
Mentions: The collection of William Kirby (1759–1850) was presented to the Entomological Society of London during 1835, but was later (1858, 1863) sold at Stevens auction in lots (Chalmers-Hunt 1976: 102, Neave 1933: 71). Kirby specimens are now dispersed amongst a number of Museum Collections, with the bulk being housed in the Natural History Museum, London, and to a lesser extent the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. It is unclear how the Kirby material arrived at Manchester Museum. The female syntype of Onthophagus cervicornis is labelled with a modern type faced label “ex. coll. Hinks and Dibb” (Fig. 4), as is one other specimen. However, the majority of the Onthophagus specimens recognisable as Kirby’s (9 in total) do not possess similar labelling, suggesting that the later addition of these ‘accession’ labels may be mistaken. The female syntype of Onthophagus cervicornis (Fig. 2) was recognised as such by curators at the Manchester Museum and labelled as a syntype (Fig. 4). However, the male syntype (Fig. 1) remained unrecognised until now.

Bottom Line: After examining syntypes of Onthophagus cervicornis Kirby, 1825, previously considered to be a synonym of the North American Onthophagus striatulus (Palisot de Beauvois, 1809), we confirm the true identity and new synonymy under South Asian Onthophagus dama (Fabricius, 1798).

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, della Vita e dell'Ambiente (DiSTeVA), Campus Scientifico Enrico Mattei, via Ca' Le Suore 2/4, 61029, Urbino (PU), Italy.

ABSTRACT
After examining syntypes of Onthophagus cervicornis Kirby, 1825, previously considered to be a synonym of the North American Onthophagus striatulus (Palisot de Beauvois, 1809), we confirm the true identity and new synonymy under South Asian Onthophagus dama (Fabricius, 1798).

No MeSH data available.