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Bembidion palosverdes Kavanaugh & Erwin, 1992:312

Palos Verdes intertidal minute carabid beetle

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: June 1964. Since rediscovered.
 
 
The Palos Verdes intertidal minute carabid beetle (Bembidion palosverdes) was described by (Kavanaugh & Erwin, 1992) based upon 6 specimens (4 males; 2 females) collected in 1964. The species had not been collected since, and they hypothesised that oil spills caused the species' extinction. However, it has since been rediscovered (Caterino et al., 2015).

 

Distribution

Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County, California, USA

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Kavanaugh, David H. and Erwin, Terry L. (1992). Extinct or extant? A new species of intertidal Bembidiine (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini) from the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. The Coleopterists Bulletin 46(3): 311-320.

 

Other references:

Caterino, Michael S., Caterino, Katie J. and Maddison, David R. (2015). Extant! Living Bembidion palosverdes Kavanaugh and Erwin (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Found on Santa Catalina Island, California. The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(3): 410-411.

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