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Rhagonycha (Rhagonycha) hesperus

Insecta - Coleoptera - Cantharidae

Taxonomy
Telephorus hesperus was named by Wickham (1914). Its type specimen is MCZ 2496, an exoskeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

It was recombined as Cantharis hesperus by Wickham (1920); it was recombined as Rhagonycha (Rhagonycha) hesperus by Fanti (2017) and Fanti (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1914Telephorus hesperus Wickham p. 445 figs. Pl 4, fig 3
1920Cantharis hesperus Wickham p. 353
2017Rhagonycha (Rhagonycha) hesperus Fanti p. 4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota()
RankNameAuthor
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Coleopterida
orderColeoptera
suborderPolyphagaEmery 1886
infraorderElateriformiaCrowson 1960
superfamilyElateroidea
familyCantharidaeImhoff 1856
subfamilyCantharinaeImhoff 1856
tribeCanthariniImhoff 1856
genusRhagonychaEschscholtz 1830
subgenusRhagonychaEschscholtz 1830
specieshesperus()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available