Revision of type specimens of Astaena (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Sericini) described by L.W. Saylor

  • This is the first part of a revision of the type specimens of the South American Sericini. Herein, we examine type specimens of Astaena described by Lawrence Webster Saylor (1913–1999). We provide diagnostic redescriptions, images of habitus, aedeagus, and labels of the type specimens of all 18 species described by him in the genus Astaena. We raise Sayloria Frey, 1973, a former subgenus of Symmela Erichson, 1835 that includes three species, to genus level. Our study results in the following new combinations and synonymy: Sayloria bicoloripes (Saylor, 1946) comb. nov. (= A. postnodata Frey, 1973 syn. nov.), S. abcora (Saylor, 1946) comb. nov. (= A. apolinarmaria Saylor, 1946 syn. nov.) and S. pottsi (Saylor, 1946) comb. nov.

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Author:Thaynara L. Pacheco, Marcela L. Monné, Fernando Z. Vaz-De-MelloORCiD, Dirk AhrensGND
Parent Title (English):European journal of taxonomy
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (750:94-123)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/05/19
Date of first Publication:2021/05/19
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/05/26
Tag:Neotropical region; Sayloria; South America; chafers; taxonomy
First Page:94
Last Page:123
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0