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1 June 2011 Auperia Jacquelin-Duval is a Junior Synonym of Euparia Le Peletier De Saint-Fargeau and Serville and Odontolytes Kozhantshikov is theValid Name for Auperia sensu Stebnicka (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae)
Frank-Thorsten Krell, Giovanni Dellacasa, Marco Dellacasa
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Since Auperia Jacquelin-Duval, 1857 was established as an unnecessary replacement name for Euparia Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau and Serville, 1828, both names are objective synonyms with Euparia being valid. The type species of both genera is Euparia castanea Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau and Serville, 1828. Dellacasa's later fixation of Scarabaeus stercorator F., 1775 as type species for Auperia is invalid. Stebnicka's later fixation of Auperia denominata Chevrolat, 1864 as type species for “Auperia Chevrolat” is invalid because Chevrolat did not introduce a new name but just referred to Jacquelin-Duval's Auperia. Since Stebnicka synonymized the type species of Odontolytes Kozhantshikov, 1916, O. andamanensis Kozhantshikov, with a species of Phalangochaeta Martínez, 1952, Odontolytes becomes the valid name for Auperia sensu Stebnicka. Consequently, 18 species are transferred from Auperia sensu Stebnicka to Odontolytes which now contains 19 species.

Frank-Thorsten Krell, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Marco Dellacasa "Auperia Jacquelin-Duval is a Junior Synonym of Euparia Le Peletier De Saint-Fargeau and Serville and Odontolytes Kozhantshikov is theValid Name for Auperia sensu Stebnicka (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 65(2), 173-176, (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.1649/072.065.0217
Received: 19 January 2011; Accepted: 25 March 2011; Published: 1 June 2011
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