Revision of the obesus species group of the stag beetle genus Nigidius MacLeay (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lucaninae: Figulini)

M. J. Paulsen


This paper contains nomenclatural acts concerning the genus Nigidius MacLeay in the stag beetle tribe Figulini Burmeister (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lucaninae). A revision of species in the obesus group results in the correction of multiple nomenclatural problems. A lectotype is designated for N. obesus Parry, and the identity of N. helleri Boileau is corrected. A new species, Nigidius gravelyi Paulsen, is described from Borneo. The synonymy of Nigidius larssoni de Lisle is transferred from N. obesus to N. dawnae Gravely.


Figuline, taxonomy, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand.

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