Kazantsev S.V. 2022. On the status of some of the Cantharis Linnaeus, 1758 species described in the first half of the 19th century by Ménétriés, Gebler and Fischer von Waldheim (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.31. No.1: 42–46 [in English].
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ABSTRACT. Description of several Cantharis taxa introduced in the first half of the 19th century by Ménétriés, Gebler and Fischer von Waldheim are restudied, and the following new synonymies are proposed: Telephorus biplagiatus Ballion, 1871, syn.n. is suggested as a junior synonym of Cantharis cantholoma Gebler, 1833; Podabrus vittatus Fischer von Waldheim, 1844, syn.n. — as a junior synonym of Cantharis daurica Gebler, 1832; Podabrus lunulatus Fischer de Waldheim, 1844: 34, syn.n. — as a junior synonym of Cantharis terminata Faldermann, 1835; and Telephorus edentulus Baudi di Selve, 1872, syn.n. and Rhagonycha beckeri Pic, 1902, syn.n. — as junior synonyms of Cantharis pygmaea Ménétriés, 1832.
KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Cantharidae, Cantharinae, Cantharis, taxonomy, Palaearctic region.