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Revision of the genus Chiasognathus Stephens of southern South America with the description of a new species (Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Lucaninae, Chiasognathini)

Author(s): M.J. Paulsen | Andrew Smith

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 43;
Start page: 33;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Systematics | Lucanidae | Chile | Argentina | Scarabaeoidea | stag beetles

The genus Chiasognathus Stephens is revised and now consists of seven species, all of which are endemic to southern South America. The genus-level names Bomansodus Chalumeau & Brochier, Carmeniella Molino-Olmedo, and Ramireziella Molino-Olmedo are all confirmed to be synonyms of Chiasognathus. A new species of Chiasognathus is described from the Biobio Region of Chile. The species Chiasognathus mniszechii Thomson is removed from synonymy and is a valid species with Chiasognathus schoenemanni Kriesche as its junior synonym. In order to promote nomenclatural stability, a lectotype is designated for the name Chiasognathus reichei Thomson, and a neotype is designated for the name Chiasognathus pygmaeus Dallas.
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