Corrigenda: Caterino M, Vásquez-Vélez L (2017) A revision of Prespelea Park (Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae). ZooKeys 685: 105–130.
expand article infoMichael Caterino, Laura Vásquez-Vélez
‡ Clemson University, Clemson, United States of America
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In our recent revision of the genus Prespelea Park, we neglected to explicitly designate a repository for the holotype of Prespelea enigma Caterino & Vásquez-Vélez sp. n. This omission invalided its description, and that species name is not yet available. We herein rectify this problem.


Caterino and Vásquez-Vélez (2017) revised the Pselaphine genus Prespelea Park, redescribing two known species, and describing ten new ones from southern Appalachia. In one of these species descriptions we neglected to designate a type repository for the holotype of Prespelea enigma Caterino & Vásquez-Vélez, which, under ICZN Article 16.4.2, renders this a nomen nudum. We herein resolve this problem.


Specimens came from our own collections, and through loans from several institutions:

CUAC Clemson University Arthropod Collection, Clemson, SC

FMNH The Field Museum, Chicaco, IL

UNHC University of New Hampshire Arthropod Collection, Durham, NH


Tribe Speleobamini Park 1951: 51

Genus Prespelea Park, 1953: 251

Prespelea enigma Caterino & Vásquez-Vélez, sp. n.

Type material

Holotype male: USA: NC: Macon Co., Jones Gap, 35.0785°N, 83.2923°W, S. Myers, vii.22.2015, sifted litter (CUAC000026531, DNA Extract MSC-2403); deposited in FMNH. Other material: 4 males & 6 females, NC: Macon Co., 11 mi. SW Franklin, Back Country info center, VIII-17/21-1990, hardwood litter nr. dead logs, S. O’Keefe; UNHC, FMNH, CUAC. 1 female: NC: Macon Co. Highlands, vi.8.1973, Coker Rhododendron Trail, litter under rhododendron, W. Suter; FMNH.


This species is externally indistinguishable from P. copelandi except in the following male characters: metaventrite elevated anteromedially to form small but distinct median tubercle about one-fourth metaventral length behind mesocoxae (Fig. 21), metaventrite moderately flattened behind; posteroapical corner of male metatrochanter produced to form short, incurved flange (Fig. 32), the whole trochanter being somewhat parallelogram-shaped; aedeagus with sides weakly sinuate toward apex, apicodorsal ridges weakly divergent to apical corners; apical margin subtruncate to weakly emarginate; internal sac with broad band of about 18 short, sclerotized teeth. Female not definitely associated. TL 1.76–1.88mm; Max. width (EW) 0.61–0.71mm.


We appreciate Al Newton’s calling our attention to this problem, and advising us on how to correct it.

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