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Mesotopus tarandus (SWEDERUS, 1787) [Lucanus].

Lucanus tarandus SWEDERUS, 1787:186, pl.8 [Sierra Leone].

Linnaeus (ed. Gmelin), 1790:1591; Schonherr, 1817:322; Burmeister, 1847:363; Parry, 1862:107; Parry, 1864:7, pl.5

Mesotopus tarandus f. regius MOLLENKAMP, 1896:360 [Guinea].

Griffini, 1906:136; Heyne & Taschenberg, 1908:49, pl.6; Nagel, 1924:399; Arrow, 1938:53; Didier & Séguy, 1952:pl.38; Benesh, 1960:127; Klausnitzer, 1982:14; Bomans, 1989:443; Franciscolo, 1990:200-202; Maes, 1992:25; Maes, 1992:56; Mizunuma & Nagai, 1994:240, pl. 54.

Mesotopus tarandus (SWEDERUS); Maes, 1998:280.

Guinea : Mt. Nimba, 7°37 N - 8°25 W : Nion

Sierra Leone : Freetown : Lakka, 8°24 N - 13°16 W : St. Michel Lodge

Sierra Leone : Freetown : Sussex, 8°21 N - 13°14 W

Sierra Leone : W. Area : Guma Valley

Sierra Leone (TYPUS of Lucanus tarandus SWEDERUS, 1787).

Ivory Coast : Issia, Guiglo, Tabu, Divo--5°56N-5°29W, Bingerville;

Ghana = Gold Coast : Bessarie;

Nigeria = Ashanti : Kumasi;

Cameroon : Johan Albrechtshöhe--4°10N-9°13E, Adamaona, Edea--3°47N-10°07E, Saa, Okola, Akono--2°56N-11°58E, Bipindi;

Principe I.--1°37N-7°23E : Roca Infante Don Henrique;

Sao Tomé I.--0°13N-6°36E : Agua Izé, Citta;

Equatorial Guinea : Benito, 1°34 N - 10°24 E

Gabon :

Oyem, 1°36 N - 11°34 E, 22-V-83, piège lumineux, leg. P.D. Manser (in coll. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique).

Petit-Okano, 0°02 S - 11°53 E, IX-85, leg. J.M. Weill & A. Pauly (in coll. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique).

Gabon : Lambaréné, Ogooué

Gabon, ex coll. Madon (in coll. Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique).

Congo : Diélé--1°41S-14°45E, Leketi--1°36S-14°57E, Dimonika--4°14S-12°25E, Sibiti;

Zaire : Equateur [Busira River], Haut-Zaire [Bunia--1°39N-30°26E, Isiro--2°47N-27°37E (Wamba), Ituri (Mambasa), Stanley Falls--0°19N-25°24E], Kivu [Goma, Kamituga, Kangu--5°15S-12°57E, Vaku--5°16S-13°10E], Kasai [Haut-Kasai];

Uganda: Budongo Forest--1°46N-31°33E;

Angola : Dundo.

Note : Maes (1992) gives Ivory Coast : Tabu as the type locality of tarandus, and Cameroon : Bipindi as the type locality of regius.

Bibliography

MAES J.M. (1998) Lucanidae (Coleoptera) du Gabon. Bull. Annls. Soc. r. Belge Ent., 134(1998):279-285. 

TEXT : MAES JEAN-MICHEL

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