Redescription of Cephalolycus major Pic, 1926 (Coleoptera: Elateroidea: Lycidae) and a Discussion on Its Taxonomic Position

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In her revisionary work on the definition of the Calopterini, Bocákova (2003, 2005) was unable to see the type and sole known specimen of the Colombian species Cephalolycus major Pic, 1926, being forced to leave the monotypic Cephalolycus Pic, 1926 incertae sedis due to the lack of sufficient information in the original description. During the process of returning long-outstanding loans on behalf of a retired colleague as part of a donation of a large collection of cantharoids, we discovered a syntype of C. major, the type species (by monotypy) of Cephalolycus, from the Pic Collection of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN). As we return this loaned specimen, we take this opportunity to redescribe it.




Ferreira, Vinicius S., and Michael A. Ivie. “Redescription ofCephalolycus majorPic, 1926 (Coleoptera: Elateroidea: Lycidae) and a Discussion on Its Taxonomic Position.” The Coleopterists Bulletin 70, no. 3 (September 2016): 663–666. doi:10.1649/0010-065x-70.3.663.
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