Taxonomic Swap 113351 (Committed on 13-08-2022)


Something to get used to:

Almost all the species of "true toktokkies," previously genus Psammodes, were just the other day transferred to the new genus Mariazofia. That includes this popularly misidentified species.

The evidence is OPEN ACCESS in here:

Kamiński MJ, Gearner OM, Raś M, Hunsinger ET, Smith AL, Mas-Peinado P, Girón JC, Bilska AG, Strümpher WP, Wirth CC, Kanda K, Swichtenberg K, Iwan D, Smith AD (2022) Female terminalia morphology and cladistic relations among tok-tok beetles (Tenebrionidae: Sepidiini). Cladistics (X), plus Suppl. Appendix S1–S2.

This paper also contains helpful photographs of the beetles.


Mariazofia paper (Citation)
Added by beetledude on 14 August, 2022 06:47 | Committed by beetledude on 13 August, 2022
replaced with


Who was Maria Zofia? Since we have to remember her name now.

Posted by dianastuder 6 months ago (Flag)

will you be splitting the genus Psammodes to avoid unintentional disagreements?

Posted by bouteloua 6 months ago (Flag)


From the new paper by Marcin Kamiński and many friends, the following::

Etymology. Named in honour of the daughters of the first author––Maria Antonina Kamińska (born 9 June 2016 in Warsaw, Poland) and Zofia Irena Kamińska (born 3 November 2018 in Flagstaff, USA).

I have no official opinion about this new genus name ;-)


Posted by beetledude 6 months ago (Flag)

Women's Month. It's a good choice :~))

Posted by dianastuder 6 months ago (Flag)

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