Tishechkin A.K.1, Lackner T.2 2017. Revision of the type material of the Saprininae and Histerinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae) described by V.O. Kozminykh // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.26. No.4: 313–317 [in English].

1 USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory, c/o National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, P. O. Box 37012, MRC-168, Washington, DC 20013–7012, USA. E-mail: alexey.tishechkin@ars.usda.gov

2 Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, Mьnchhausenstraße 21, 81247 Munich, Germany. E-mail: tomaslackner@me.com

KEY WORDS. Histeridae, Russia, Kazakhstan, taxonomy, synonymy.

ABSTRACT. Type species of Histeridae (Coleoptera) described by V.O. Kozminykh are revised and their taxonomic status determined. The following new synonymies are proposed: Atholus nemkovi Kozminykh, 2003 = Atholus bimaculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) syn.n.; Saprinus (Saprinus) antennatus Kozminykh, 2001 = Saprinus (Saprinus) jacobsoni Reichardt, 1923 syn.n.; Saprinus (Saprinus) kazakhstanicus Kozminykh, 2000 = Saprinus (Saprinus) virescens (Paykull, 1798) syn.n.; Saprinus (Saprinus) lautus arkaimicus Kozminykh, 2000 = Saprinus (Saprinus) lautus Erichson, 1839 syn.n.; Saprinus (Saprinus) melyakhi Kozminykh, 2000 = Saprinus (Saprinus) niger Motschulsky, 1849 syn.n.; Saprinus (Saprinus) orenburgensis Kozminykh, 2001 = Saprinus (Saprinus) godet (Brullй, 1832) syn.n. Saprinus (Saprinus) niger Motschulsky, 1849 is reported as new to the Russian fauna.

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