Balchis abessina

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Taxonavigation: Staphylinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Staphylininae
Tribus: Xantholinini
Genus: Balchis
Species: Balchis abessina


Balchis abessina (Bernhauer, 1931: 581)

  • Type locality: ETHIOPIA: Abyssinia: Jem-Jem Forest, 8,000–9,000 ft.
  • Lectotype: BMNH, ♂, 4.X.1926, Dr. H. Scott. [designated in Bordoni, 2016: 763]


  • Leptacinus abessinus Bernhauer, 1931: 581 [original combination]; scheerpeltz, 1933: 1300; Cameron, 1950: 29; Herman, 2001: 3665
    • Balchis abessina — Bordoni, 2016: 763
  • Leptacinus aethiopicus Bernhauer, 1931: 582; scheerpeltz, 1933: 1300; Herman, 2001: 3665 [new synonym in Bordoni, 2016: 763]


Primary references[edit]

  • Bernhauer, M., 1931: Part II. Systematic. pp. 565–605. In M. Bernhauer and H. Scott, Entomological expedition to Abyssinia, 1926–7: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae. The Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 37: 559–605. [original description: p. 581]
  • Bordoni, A. 2016. Revision of the Afrotropical Xantholinini (Coleoptera Staphylinidae). Biodiversity journal 7(4): 389–894. PDF Reference page.  [nom. nov., syn. nov., lectotype, material, description, distribution: p. 763]

Additional references[edit]

  • Herman, L.H. 2001. Catalog of the Staphylinidae (Insecta: Coleoptera). 1758 to the end of the second millennium. VI. Staphylinine group (Part 3). Staphylininae: Staphylinini (Quediina, Staphylinina, Tanygnathinina, Xanthopygina), Xantholinini. Staphylinidae incertae sedis. Fossils, Protactinae†. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 265: 3021–3840. Handle Reference page.  [catalog: p. 3665]