On the Domene species of China, with descriptions of four new species (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)

Zookeys. 2014 Nov 21;(456):109-38. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.456.8413. eCollection 2014.


Material of the paederine genus Domene Fauvel, 1873 from China is examined. Nine species were identified, four of them described previously, one unnamed (represented exclusively by females), and four are newly described: Domenecultrata sp. n. (Gansu, Hubei, Shaanxi); Domenecuspidata sp. n. (Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan); Domenechenae sp. n. (Guangxi); Domenereducta sp. n. (Sichuan). A lectotype is designated for Domenereitteri Koch, 1939; a neotype is designated for Domenechenpengi Li, 1990. Domenedersuuzalai Gusarov, 1992 is placed in synonymy with Domenechenpengi. Previous records of two Japanese species from China are most likely based on misidentifications and considered erroneous. Thus, the Domene fauna of China is currently composed of twelve described species. A key to the Domene species of China is provided. The distributions of eleven species are mapped.

Keywords: China; Coleoptera; Domene; Paederinae; Palaearctic region; Staphylinidae; additional records; key to species; lectotype designation; neotype designation; new species; new synonymy.