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Stethaspis species


Taxonavigation: Scarabaeoidea 

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: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Scarabaeidae
Subfamilia: Melolonthinae
Tribus: Stethaspini
Genus: Stethaspis
Species (9): S. convexa – S. discoidea – S. intermediata – S. lineata – S. longicornis – S. prasina – S. pulchra – S. simmondsi – S. suturalis


Stethaspis Hope, 1837 [placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by Melville (1983: 37), with the Name Number 2133] [source: Melville (1983: 37)]

  • Type species: Melolontha suturalis Fabricius, 1775, by designation by Melville (1983: 37) [source: Melville (1983: 37)]



Additional references[edit]

  • Boisduval, J.A. 1835: Internet Archive BHL
  • Broun, T. 1893: Manual of the New Zealand Coleoptera. Parts V, VI, VII. New Zealand Institute, Wellington. Internet Archive BHL BUGZ
  • Broun, T. 1895: Descriptions of new Coleoptera from New Zealand. Annals and magazine of natural history (6), 15: 67–88; 194-203; 234-245; 405-419. Internet Archive BHL BUGZ
  • Melville, R.V. 1983: OPINION 1244. STETHASPIS HOPE, 1837 (COLEOPTERA, SCARABAEIDAE): DESIGNATION OF TYPE SPECIES. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 40: 37–38. ISSN: 0007-5167 Internet Archive BHL BioStor
  • Watt, J.C. 1984: A review of some New Zealand Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera). New Zealand entomologist, 8: 4–24.
  • Given, B.B. 1952: A revision of the Melolonthinae of New Zealand. Part 1: the adult beetles. New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research bulletin, 102: 1–137. BUGZ
  • Watt, J.C. 1977: STETHASPIS HOPE, 1837, (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE): PROPOSED DESIGNATION OF TYPE-SPECIES TO REMOVE CONFUSION AFFECTING COSTELYTRA ZEALANDICA (WHITE, 1846). Z.N.(S). 2130. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 34: 85–87. ISSN: 0007-5167 Internet Archive BHL