Checklist of the Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in Korea
Kee-Jeong Ahn1, Young Bok Cho2, Yoon-Ho Kim1, In-Seong Yoo1, and Alfred F. Newton3
1Department of Biology, Chungnam National University,Daejeon 305-764, South Korea;
2Natural History Museum, Hannam University, Daejeon 306-791, South Korea;
3Zoology Department/Insect Division, Field Museum of Natural History,Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Summary A list of the 575 described species of Staphylinidae in Korea is presented. The list is in taxonomic sequence by subfamily, tribe, and genus and includes 202 genera in 54 tribes and 16 subfamilies. We provide the page reference of the original description of every species and genus listed, of many synonyms and of all the Korean records. The list provides distribution of all the species by country (and for the larger countries by province or state). The brief taxonomic history of the Korean Staphylinidae is presented. A complete bibliography is provided.
The convention of the checklist The arrangement is taxonomic including subfamily, tribe, and genus; subtribes and subgenera are included where defined. The arrangement and concept of subfamilies are those of Newton and Thayer (1992), Thayer (2005), and Grebennikov and Newton (2009). The listings of names of species within genera, genera within tribes or subtribes, and tribes within subfamilies are alphabetical. The original description for every species and all subsequent citations were examined. Species synonyms are chronologically listed under the valid name, each with original bibliographic reference (author, year of publication, page number). Valid names are bold, and their synonyms and subordinate names are listed on the next line. Species without subgenus assignment are listed at the end of the genus listing. Genus without subtribe assignment is listed as 'incertae sedis' at the end of the tribe listing and tribe assignment at the end of subfamily listing. Catalogues of Herman (2001a) and Smetana (2004) were examined, and all references published after these catalogues until 2012 are also studied and included. All references containing Korean records were searched, examined and included. Papers with only a list of species such as faunal and local survey studies were excluded. Primary geographical entries are provided according to the names of countries in which each species is found. Korea is listed first, and East Asian countries alphabetically, and then all other countries alphabetically as well. Secondary entries (if any) are the subunits of some large countries such as China and Russia.
Acknowledgements This work was partilly supported by a grant from the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), funded by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.