[Taxacom] Looking for E.C. Reed's Coleoptera types
Kipling (Kip) Will
kipwill at berkeley.edu
Thu Apr 22 23:45:33 CDT 2010
Does anyone know where E[dward?].C. Reed's beetle types are deposited?
Specifically, I am looking for the type of Percus alienus E.C.
Reed,1874:60 (Carabidae), from Chile.
Given the convoluted history of this group, it may currently be in a
collection under any of these genera: Pterostichus, Platysma, Feronia,
Parhypates, Chaetauchenium or Antarctobium. Most likely it is placed as
a synonym of convexipennis Fairmaire.
According to Reed, the two specimens in the type series were collected
"by the late Dr. Krause at Corral, in Valdivia."
So, does anyone know where E.C. Reed's beetle types are, or perhaps
where Krause's collection would be? I thought MCZ, but none of Reed's
Coleoptera types are there.
Kipling W. Will
Associate Professor/Insect Systematist
Associate Director,Essig Museum of Entomology
137 Mulford Hall
ESPM Dept.- Organisms & Environment Div.
University of California
Berkeley, California 94720
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