Semanopterus kingstoni Reid & Tees, 2023



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 30 January 1979


Only known from the female holotype (Reid & Tees, 2023). Numerous searches for the species have to find any other individuals in the last 50 odd years, including 9 days by Dr. Chris Reid (Reid & Tees, 2023).



Mt. Gower, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology




Holotype: AM K188798 (Reid & Tees, 2023:565)

Type locality: "AUSTRALIA, LORD HOWE ISLAND: Mt Gower LHI, / 700m pitfall, / 30.1.1979" (Reid & Tees, 2023:564)






Original scientific description:

Reid, Chris A. M. and Tees, Natalie A. (2023). A new, but possibly extinct, species of Semanopterus Hope, 1847 from Lord Howe Island, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Zootaxa 5306(5): 563-570.


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