Title image Poecilocoris splendidulus Esaki, 1935

Welcome to Database ELKUType Based on the Type Specimen Collection Preserved in the Entomological Laboratory, Kyushu University!

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A database file ELKUType covers information of type specimens based on the collection preserved in the Entomological Laboratory, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. The types are specimens used in the original description for constructing a new taxon such as a new species. One of them is called the holotype as the representative individual of the new species and the other specimens designated are called paratype(s). The ELKUType is a database based on the holotypes. Each record is composed of 19 items, such as registration number, scientific name, Japanese name, order, family, author, year, source of the original description, type designation, type locality, country, preservation form, existence of paratypes, image, etc.

The ELKUType is managed by a text database management system SIGMA.

The ELKUType file is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Head Investigator: Osamu Tadauchi) and a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)(2) (Head Investigator: Osamu Tadauchi) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

The use of data in this database is free of charge if the objective is academic study or educational purposes.

Items of Data

Data and Tags are the Following 17 items.

1. (NO) Registration number
2. (RES) Registration date
3. (TAX) Scientific name
4. (JTAX) Japanese name
5. (OR) Order
6. (FAM) Family
7. (AU) Author
8. (Y) Year described
9. (T) Title of the original description
10. (J) Journal
11. (VNP) Volume, no, page
12. (HTYPE) Type designation
13. (LOC) Type locality and other data in the type label
14. (PRS) Preservation form (dried, in alcohol, prepared, etc)
15. (PTYPE) Paratype
16. (NOTE) Note
17. (IMAG) Image of the type specimen

Example of a Record

Registration number 2019
Registration date 1973. 8. 7
Scientific name Megachile (Megachile) yasumatsui Hirashima
Japanese name ヤスマツハキリバチ
Order Hymenoptera
Family Megachilidae
Author HIRASHIMA, Yoshihiro
Year described 1973
Title of the original descriptionAnnotated check list of the Japanese species of the genus Megachile sensu lato, with description of a new species (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae)
Journal Kontyu
Volume, no, page 42 (2): 176-178 (pp. 174-180)
Type designation with sex female
Type locality and other data in the type labelKoshozan, Fukuoka Pref., Kyushu, Japan, 12. viii. 1934 (K. Yasumatsu)
Preservation form
(dried, in alcohol, prepared, etc)
Paratype 11 females, 4 males

Copyright Notice

Entomological Laboratotry, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University holds the copyright on the ELKUType file (Administrator: Osamu Tadauchi, Editor: Osamu Tadauchi, Satoshi Kamitani, Tadatsugu Hosoya, Naoki Takahashi, Shinsuke Sato, Chizuru Hirosawa, Ahrmatjan Dawut, System administrator: Hitoshi Inoue, Yasuo Hara).

Inquiries and Comments

Inquiries and Comments about ELKUType should be the following E-mail Address.

Database ELKUType (Osamu Tadauchi, Satoshi Kamitani)
Entomological Laboratory,
Faculty of Agriculture,
Kyushu University
Fukuoka, 812-8581
E-mail: tadauchi@kyudai.jp
E-mail: kamitani@agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp