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Published in The Coleopterists Bulletin March 2009 : Vol. 63, Issue 1, pp. 33-34


Kuschel (1952) transferred Erirhinoides mourei Bondar, 1943 to Apostasimerus Schönherr, 1844 and indicated a possible synonymy with A. serrirostris Boheman, 1844. The suggestion was based on work on numerous collections, not on direct comparison of specimens. Recently I had the opportunity to study the Gregorio Bondar Collection at the American Museum of Natural History, New York and compared the lectotype of A. mourei (designated by Vaurie 1953) with images of the holotype of A. serrirostris and with specimens of the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. Apostasimerus mourei (Bondar) is here regarded as a new junior subjective synonym of A. serrirostris Boheman, new synonymy. The only other species in Apostasimerina, Monteus complanatus Bondar, 1943, is related to species of Notesia Casey, 1922 and is transferred here to Tonesiina Alonso-Zarazaga and Lyal, 1999, new placement

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