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The present catalogue comprises information on 48 genera and 1802 valid species of the coleopterous subfamily Scaphidiinae. Unlike previous catalogues of the group, it gives exact type localities, depositories and sexes of primary types whenever traceable. Genera are listed with their type species and grammatical gender. References are given to subsequent taxonomic and nomenclatural acts, records, and to all other relevant information. Distributional information is provided per country, for larger or insular countries per subunits. An overview of fungus and slime mould hosts is annexed. The references to all taxa have been checked by the author. Infrasubspecific entities and priorities are dealt to comply with the ICZN. Nomenclatural problems are highlighted, and several new records are given. Extinct taxa are listed separately.
Taxa published as varieties
The identity of Scaphisoma agaricinum (Linnaeus)
Appendix: fungal and slime mould hosts
Ivan Löbl, Dr (1968), Bratislava, is emeritus curator at the Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva. He was one of the editors of the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, has published over 300 taxonomical studies, and authored or co-authored descriptions of 1400 new species and genera.