0146. Homophileurus neptunus Dechambre, a new junior synonym of H. waldenfelsi Endrodi (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Phileurini)

Brett C. Ratcliffe, Jochen-P. Saltin


Homophileurus neptunus Dechambre was found to be conspecific with H. waldenfelsi Endrodi after examination of types, descriptions, and illustrations. Accordingly, H. neptunus is placed in junior synonymy with H. waldenfelsi, new synonymy. Homophileurus waldenfelsi is an uncommon species and occurs in Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru. Brazil and Peru are new country records.


Phileurini; scarab beetles; taxonomy; nomenclature

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