How to translate text using browser tools
1 September 2001 Systematic Review of Heterolinus Sharp (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Xantholinini)
Juan Márquez
Author Affiliations +

The genus Heterolinus Sharp, 1885 is revised, with generic redescription, description of a new species, a key to the species, remarks, illustrations, and a distributional map. Heterolinus distinctus Bernhauer, 1905 is a junior synonym of H. xanthogaster (Solsky 1875) new combination. Lectotypes are designated for Xantholinus puncticeps Guérin-Méneville, 1844 and Xantholinus xanthogaster Solsky, 1875. Heterolinus puncticeps is distributed in Colombia and Ecuador, H. xanthogaster in Peru and Bolivia, and H. basiniger new species in Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador. According to a cladistic analysis based on 47 transformation series from external morphology and male genitalia, Heterolinus is a monophyletic group, and is the sister group of Ehomalolinus plus Homalolinus. Heterolinus puncticeps is the sister species of H. xanthogaster and H. basiniger is the most plesiomorphic species of the genus.

Publication funded by the Patricia Vaurie bequest.

Juan Márquez "Systematic Review of Heterolinus Sharp (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Xantholinini)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 55(3), 317-329, (1 September 2001).[0317:SROHSC]2.0.CO;2
Received: 11 March 2000; Accepted: 1 June 2000; Published: 1 September 2001
Get copyright permission
Back to Top