Galapagos Species Checklist

Passalus punctiger Lepeltier & Serville, 1825

escarabajo, Passalid Beetle

Scavenger; larvae and adults live together in rotting logs; transition zone?; March.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Arthropoda

Class
Insecta

Order
Coleoptera

Suborder
Polyphaga

Superfamily
Scarabaeoidea

Family
Passalidae

Genus
Passalus

Species
punctiger

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Passalus interruptus Linnaeus, 1767, Neleus tlascala Percheron, 1835, fide Peck (2006). This record needs to be verified. The record was collected by US Fish Commission steamer “Albatross” in 1891 under direction of A. Agassiz, Smithsonian Archives, USNM, acc. 25157. The specimen is in NMNH (Schuster 1983: 299).

Distribution

Distribution map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

Distribution: San Cristóbal

References

  • Peck, S.B. (2006) The Beetles of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity (Insecta: Coleoptera) NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 314 pp.
  • Linsley, E.G. Usinger, R.L. (1966) Insects of the Galápagos Islands. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences Fourth Series 33(7): 113-196.
  • Schuster, J.C. (1983) The Passalidae of the Galapagos Islands. The Coleopterists Bulletin 37(4): 299-301.
  • Van Dyke, E.C. (1953) The Coleoptera of the Galapagos Islands. Occasional Papers of the California Acadmey of Sciences 22: 1-181.
  • Mutchler, A.J. (1925) Coleoptera. From the Williams Galapagos Expedition. Zoologica 5(20): 219-240.
  • Linell, M.L. (1898) On the coleopterous insects of the Galapagos Islands. Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus. 21(1143): 249-268.

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