Australian Museum Journal Notes on Australian Cerambycidae. III. Description of a new species of Ceraegidion

Shortform:
McKeown, 1937, Rec. Aust. Mus. 20(2): 191–194
Author(s):
McKeown, Keith C.
Year published:
1937
Title:
Notes on Australian Cerambycidae. III. Description of a new species of Ceraegidion
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Start page:
191
End page:
194
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.20.1937.260
Language:
English
Date published:
27 August 1937
Cover date:
27 August 1937
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: COLEOPTERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
13 May 2009
Available online:
16 July 2009
Reference number:
260
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EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (463kb PDF)

Abstract

For over one hundred years the genus Ceraegidion, ever since its determination by Boisduval in 1835, has been represented by only one species, its monotype, C. horrens, one of the most remarkable of. described Australian Cerambycidae, The discovery of a second species is, therefore, of considerable interest and importance.

Ceraegidion horrens was described by Boisduval in the "Voyage ... de L'Astrolabe ... pendant les Annees 1826–1827–1828–1829" in 1835 (p. 492) from a specimen "decouvert dans le nord de la Nouvelle-Hollande, par M. Cunningham". This description was republished in full, accompanied by a plate, in Magasin de Zoologie, v, CI, pl. 124, in the same year. The plate illustrates a male, the dorsal view in colour and a lateral one in line.

In 1864, Thomson, in his "Systema Cerambycidarum" (p. 40), gave the locality of the species as "NIle. Zélande (teste Bowring)", which was quite erroneous. Etc.

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