Holcoptera schlotheimi Giebel 1856 (beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Coptoclavidae

Alternative combinations: Harpalus schlotheimi, Holcoelytrum schlotheimi

Synonym: Holcoptera confluens Cockerell 1915

Full reference: C. G. Giebel. 1856. Die Insecten und Spinnen der Vorwelt mit steter Ber├╝cksichtigung der lebenden Insekten und Spinnen. Die Fauna der Vorwelt 2:1-511

Belongs to Holcoptera according to R. S. Kelly et al. 2017

See also Cockerell 1915, Giebel 1856, Handlirsch 1906, Whalley 1985, Whalley 1986 and Zeuner 1962

Sister taxa: Holcoptera alisonae, Holcoptera giebeli, Holcoptera pigmentatus, Holcoptera solitensis

Type specimens:

  • Holcoptera schlotheimi: NHMUK I.10783, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Apperley, which is in a Rhaetian terrestrial horizon in the Lilstock Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Holcoptera confluens: USNM 61407, an elytra. Its type locality is Lower Lias (Brodie coll), which is in a Rhaetian/Hettangian marine shale/limestone in the United Kingdom.



• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (6 collections), United States (1: Connecticut)

• Triassic of Italy (1), the United Kingdom (6)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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