Eccoptolonthus natalensis

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Taxonavigation: Staphylinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Staphylininae
Tribus: Staphylinini
Subtribus: Philonthina
Genus: Eccoptolonthus
Species: Eccoptolonthus natalensis



Eccoptolonthus natalensis (Scheerpeltz, 1956: 22)

  • Type locality: REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA: Natal.
  • Holotype: NHMW, ♂, E. Ross – Berlin donarit 1934.


  • Hesperus natalensis Scheerpeltz, 1956: 22 [original combination]
    • Pseudohesperus natalensis — Hromádka, 2010: 505
    • Eccoptolonthus natalensis — Newton, 2015: 14



Primary references

  • Scheerpeltz, O. 1956. Die von Prof. Dr. K. E. Schedl in Belgisch-Kongo aufgefundenen Staphyliniden. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, 55: 8–46. [original description: p. 22]
  • Hromádka, L. 2010. Revision of the Afrotropical species of the genus Pseudohesperus, with taxonomic notes on other Afrotropical species of the subtribe Philonthina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 495–516. PDF Reference page.  [comb. nov., redescription, distribution: p. 505, figs. 37–40]
  • Newton, A.F. 2015. New nomenclatural and taxonomic acts, and comments: Hydrophilidae; Histeridae; Leiodidae; Staphylinidae, pp. 1–4, 9–15. In: Löbl, I. & D. Löbl (eds.). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 2. Revised and updated edition. Hydrophiloidea–Staphylinoidea. Brill, Leiden & Boston. Vol. 2/1, xiii, 1–900; 2/2, 901–1702. Reference page.  [comb. nov.: p. 14]