Eccoptolonthus proselytus

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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 proselytus



Eccoptolonthus proselytus (Herman, 2001: 47)

  • Type locality: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Kivu, Tshibinda.
  • Holotype: MRAC, ♀, xi, 1932, L Burgeon.


  • Philonthus tamulus Tottenham, 1949: 358 [junior primary homonym of Philonthus tamulus Cameron, 1932]
    • Philonthus proselytus Herman, 2001: 47 [replacement name]
    • Pseudohesperus proselytusHromádka, 2010: 507
    • Eccoptolonthus proselytusNewton, 2015: 14



Primary references

  • Herman, L.H. 2001. Nomenclatural changes in the Staphylinidae (Insecta: Coleoptera). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 264: 83 pp. PDF Reference page.  [original description: p. 47]
  • 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. 507, figs. 11‒12]
  • 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]