Stefano Ziani

 

Stefano Ziani
Stockholm, 2008: "A man with his glass of beer."
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Stefano ziani n. sp. (Mammalia: Hominidae) Holotypus: oblongus, parum gibbosus, cylindricus, paene glaber, capite rufo-testaceo, parum pubescente. Locus typicus restrictus: Meldola, Italia, in sylvis. Allotypus: pulchrior quam typum, sed minor, capite fusco, longepiloso.

Stefano Ziani was born not far from Verona, Northern Italy in 1959. He is a teacher of physical education and he devotes his spare time to scarabs and guitar playing. He has been studying the "Laparostict" Scarabaeoidea for many years and in 1995 completed a catalogue of the dung beetle fauna of his region (Romagna, Italy), which won the "Zangheri Prize" as the outstanding paper about the local natural history. He has recently focused on the dung beetle fauna of Middle East, where he has traveled to most of the countries in the area (Turkey, Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Cyprus, Israel, and Egypt) and collected new data on the dung beetle fauna occurring there. Presently he is involved in taxonomic research about poorly known Middle-Eastern Aphodiini and Onthophagini, especially those living in mammal nests, as well as in solving some related nomenclatural problems.

"Description" and biography by Alberto Ballerio.


  Stefano Ziani
GeoLab
Imola (Bologna)
ITALY


TEL: 0039-0543490821
EMAIL: stefanoziani@alice.it
URL: http://www-museum.unl.edu/research/entomology/workers/SZiani.htm
   
  PUBLICATIONS:

59) Ziani, S., 2017. Morphological revision of the western Palaearctic species
of the genus Copris Geoffroy, 1762 with three foretibial external teeth
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Scarabaeidae). Insecta Mundi, 0528: 1-26.

58) Ziani, S. & Bezděk, A., 2016. Scarabaeidae, subfamily Scarabaeinae, tribe Onthophagini,  pp. 180-204. In Löbl, I. & Löbl, D. (Eds): Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 3. Scarabaeoidea - Scirtoidea - Dascilloidea - Buprestoidea – Byrrhoidea. Revised and updated edition. Brill, Leiden; Boston, 983 pp.

57) Ziani, S. & Bezděk, A., 2016. New Nomenclatural and Taxonomic Acts, and
Comments. Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini. New combination, pg. 14. In Löbl, I. & Löbl, D. (Eds): Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 3. Scarabaeoidea - Scirtoidea - Dascilloidea - Buprestoidea – Byrrhoidea. Revised and updated edition. Brill, Leiden; Boston, 983 pp.

56) Ziani, S. & Bezděk, A., 2016. New Nomenclatural and Taxonomic Acts, and
Comments. Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini. Priority of Parentius Zunino, 1979 over Relictonthophagus Kabakov, 1979, pg. 14. In Löbl, I. & Löbl, D. (Eds): Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 3. Scarabaeoidea - Scirtoidea - Dascilloidea - Buprestoidea – Byrrhoidea. Revised and updated edition. Brill, Leiden; Boston, 983 pp.

55) Ziani, S., 2016. Studies on Palaearctic Onthophagus associated with burrows of small mammals. V. A new species of thesemicornis group from south-central Iran
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini). Insecta Mundi, 0470: 1-6.

54) Melloni, L. & Ziani, S., 2016. C’era una volta lo scarabeo. Cristalli, 1 (2015): 52-57.

53) Leo, P., Ziani, S. & Leo, P., 2015. Ataenius picinus Harold, 1867, first records from Sardinia and updates on its distribution in mainland Italy. Revista gaditana de Entomología, 6 (1): 113-118.

52) Ziani, S., Bezděk, A., Branco, T., Hillert, O., Jákl, S., Král, D., Mantič, M., Rößner, E. & Sehnal, R., 2015. New country records of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) from the Palaearctic Region. Insecta Mundi, 0409: 1-36.

51) Melloni, L. & Ziani, S., 2014. I Coleotteri Scarabaeoidea sapro-coprofagi del Parco Regionale del Delta del Po Emilia-Romagna e delle zone vallive e costiere limitrofe (Insecta, Coleoptera). Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Ferrara, 2: 33-47.

50) Pagliacci, G. W. & Ziani, S., 2014. Segnalazioni faunistiche n. 138-141. 140 - Euheptaulacus carinatus ssp. brutius (Luigioni, 1920) (Insecta Coleoptera Aphodiidae). Quaderno di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna, Cesena, 39: 217-222.

49) Melloni, L. & Ziani, S., 2013. I Coleotteri Scarabaeoidea sapro-coprofagi del Parco Regionale della Vena del Gesso romagnola (Insecta, Coleoptera). Annali del Museo civico di Storia naturale, Ferrara, 14/15 (2011/2012): 33-50.

48) Ziani, S. & Gudenzi, I., 2013. Commenti sulla sistematica generica degli Scarabaeini del bacino del Mediterraneo con una chiave dicotomica per il loro riconoscimento (Insecta Coleoptera Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Quaderno di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna, Cesena, 36 (2012): 115-158.

47) Ziani, S. & Sama, G., 2013.  Chorological data on some Geotrupidae, Aphodiidae and Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) collected during some field-trips in Turkey. Munis Entomology & Zoology, Ankara, 8 (1): 458-465.

46) Ziani, S., 2012b. On the identity and systematic placement of Onthophagus viriditinctus Reitter, 1892 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini). Insecta Mundi, 0257: 1-7.

45) Krell, F.-T., Branco, T. & Ziani, S., 2012. Case 3590. Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758, Dynastes MacLeay, 1819, Scarabaeinae Latreille, 1802 and Dynastinae MacLeay, 1819 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea): proposed conservation of usage. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 69 (3): 182-190.

44) Ziani, S., 2012a. Taxonomic notes on Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) lemuroides d’Orbigny, 1898 and O. (P.) fortigibber Reitter, 1909 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini). Insecta Mundi, 0217: 1-9.

43) Ziani, S., Nadai, L. & Montreuil, O., 2011. New or noteworthy records of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) from the Middle East. Folia Entomologica Hungarica, 72: 65-72.

42) Ziani, S. & Moradi Gharakhloo, M., 2011. Further records of Scarabaeoidea found inside burrows of rodents in Iran (Coleoptera). Fragmenta entomologica, Roma, 43 (1): 57-74.

41) Ziani, S., 2011b. A review of the Mediterranean genus Anomius Mulsant & Rey, 1870 with the description of a new species from Israel (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Aphodiidae). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale “G. Doria”, Genova, 103: 93-132.

40) Montreuil, O. & Ziani, S., 2011. Découverte du mâle d’Onthophagus excubitor Ziani & Gudenzi, 2006 (Col. Scarabaeidae). Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France, Paris, 116 (4): 468.

39) Ziani, S., 2011a. A new Iranian Onthophagus species belonging to the O. semicornis group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Onthophagini). Zootaxa, 2907: 47-50.

38) Ziani, S. & Branco, T., 2011. The authorship and date of the genus-group name Pachylomera (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Zootaxa, 2803: 63-68.

37) Moradi Gharakhloo, M. & Ziani, S., 2010. Iranian dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) associated with rodent burrows: list of collected species and some additional comments. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 47: 165-170.

36) Ziani, S., 2010. Paracoptochirus singularis (Harold, 1868) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Aphodiidae), the first record for Levant. Caucasian Entomological Bullettin, 6 (1): 35-37.

35) Ziani, S. & Moradi Gharakhloo, M., 2010. Studies on palearctic Onthophagus associated with burrows of small mammals.IV. A new Iranian species belonging to the furciceps group (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae, Onthophagini). In: Ratcliffe B, Krell F-T (Eds) Current advances in Scarabaeoidea research. Zookeys, 34: 33-40.

34) Ziani, S., 2009 - Nuovi dati sulla distribuzione geografica di alcune specie di Onthophagus appartenenti al gruppo ovatus (Insecta Coleoptera Scarabaeidae: Onthophagini) - Bollettino del Museo civico di Storia Naturale di Venezia, 59 (2008): 45-50.

33) Moradi Gharakhloo, M. & Ziani, S., 2009 - Occurrence of scarab beetles inside rodents burrows in some parts of Iran (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) – Zoology in the Middle East, Heidelberg, 46: 95–98.

32) Ziani, S. & Gudenzi, I., 2009. - Study on palearctic Onthophagus associated with burrows of small mammals. III. O. aerarius and closely related species (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae) – Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana, Genova, 141 (1): 29-44.

31) Ziani, S., 2008 – How to distinguish Euonthophagus hazariensis (Kabakov, 1977) from E. verberatus Ziani, 2006 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Onthophagini) – Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 42: 340.

30) Ziani, S. & Gudenzi, I., 2007 – Studies on Palaearctic Onthophagus associated with burrows of small mammals. II. O. semicornis and closely related species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Onthophagini) – Folia Heyrovskyana, Zlin, 15 (2):89-114.

29) Branco, T. & Ziani, S., 2007 - The genus Thorectes Mulsant, 1842: a rectification regarding its type species and some considerations about its taxonomy (Coleoptera, Geotrupidae) – Fragmenta Entomologica, Roma, 39 (2): 255-264.

28) Ziani, S. & Gudenzi, I., 2006 – Studies on Palearctic Onthophagus associated with burrows of small mammals. I. O. furciceps, O. kindermanni, O. vitulus and closely related species – Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana, Genova, 138 (3): 207-248.

27) Ziani, S., Ballerio, A., Barbero, E., Branco, T., Carpaneto, G. M.,  Dellacasa, M., Mignani, R., Palestrini, C. & Piattella, E., 2006 - Geotrupes rossii Jekel, 1866 (presently Ceratophyus rossii), nomen protectum (Coleoptera, Geotrupidae) – Fragmenta Entomologica, Roma, 38 (1): 69-73.

26) Löbl, I., Krell, F. T., Ziani, S. & Kral, D., 2006 - Scarabaeidae, subfamily Scarabaeinae, tribe Onthophagini, pp. 159-176. In Löbl, I. & Smetana, A. (Eds): Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 3. Scarabaeoidea - Scirtoidea - Dascilloidea - Buprestoidea – Byrrhoidea - Apollo Books, Stenstrup, 690 pp.

25) Branco, T. & Ziani, S., 2006 - New Nomenclatorial and Taxonomic Acts, and Comments. Geotrupidae, pp. 28-30. In Löbl, I. & Smetana, A. (Eds): Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 3. Scarabaeoidea - Scirtoidea - Dascilloidea - Buprestoidea – Byrrhoidea - Apollo Books, Stenstrup, 690 pp.

24) Ziani, S., 2006b - Remarks on some Near Eastern Euonthophagus species with the description of two new species from Iran (Insecta Coleoptera Scarabaeidae: Onthophagini) - Quaderno di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna, Cesena, 23: 95-130.

23) Ziani, S., 2006a - New Nomenclatorial and Taxonomic Acts, and Comments. Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae, p. 32. In Löbl, I. & Smetana, A. (Eds): Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 3. Scarabaeoidea - Scirtoidea - Dascilloidea - Buprestoidea – Byrrhoidea - Apollo Books, Stenstrup, 690 pp.

22) Branco, T. & Ziani, S., 2005 - Cheironitis Lansberge, 1875 – its correct spelling and validity (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) - Boletín de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa, Zaragoza, 37: 267-272.

21) Ziani, S., 2005b – Stereopyge, nome da conservare per Streopuge A. Costa, 1847 (Insecta Coleoptera Geotrupidae) – Quaderno di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna, Cesena, 20: 109-113.

20) Ziani, S., 2005a – Redescription of Parammoecius osseticus (Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1972) with a new synonymy and notes on the genus Parammoecius Seidlitz, 1891 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Aphodiidae) - Revue suisse de Zoologie, Geneva, 112 (1): 83-86.

19) Ziani, S., 2004 – Recensioni. Barbero E.,  Palestrini C. & Roggero, A., 2003 - Revision of the genus Phalops Erichson, 1848 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Onthophagini). Monografie del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, 38: 378 pp., 228 fig., 9 tav. – Notiziario della Società per gli Studi Naturalistici della Romagna, Cesena, 31 (2): 22-23.

18) Krell, F. T., Ballerio, A. & Ziani, S. 2004 - Comments on the proposed precedence of Bolboceras Kirby, 1819 (July) (Insecta, Coleoptera) over Odonteus Samouelle, 1819 (June) - Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, London, 61 (2): 110-113.

17) Krell, F. T., Ziani, S. & Ballerio, A., 2003 - Comment on the proposed precedence of Bolboceras Kirby, 1819 (July) (Insecta, Coleoptera) over Odonteus Samouelle, 1819 (June) - Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, London, 60 (4): 303-311.

16) Ziani, S., 2003 – Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) semicornis (Panzer, 1798) in Romagna e considerazioni sugli Scarabaeoidea italiani che vivono associati alle tane di piccoli mammiferi (Insecta Coleoptera Scarabaeoidea) – Quaderno di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna, Cesena, 18: 67-82.

15) Ziani, S., 2002c – Sulle specie appartenenti al genere Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758 (sensu lato) presenti in Romagna (Insecta, Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) – Quaderno di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna, Cesena,16: 27-35.

14) Ziani, S., 2002a – A new genus and species of Aphodiini (Coleoptera: Aphodiidae) inhabiting burrows of small mammals in Lebanon’s mountains – Zoology in the Middle East, Heidelberg, 27: 101-106.

13) Ziani, S. & Gudenzi, I., 2002 - The specific and infraspecific taxa of the genus Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758 described by Stolfa: taxonomic and geonemic remarks (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeini) - Atti del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale., Trieste, 49: 149-155.

12) Dellacasa, G., Dellacasa, M. & Ziani, S., 2001 – Taxonomic position of Aphodius turbatus Baudi, 1870 and systematic redefinition of Aphodius isikdaghensis Balthasar, 1952 (Coleoptera Scarabaeoidea: Aphodiidae) - Rivista del Museo civico di Scienze Naturali “E. Caffi”, Bergamo, 20 (2000): 3-11.

11) Ziani, S. & Gudenzi, I., 2001 - A survey of the Onthophagus (s.l.) species occurring in Syria (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) - Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana, Genova, 80: 87-105.

10) Ziani, S., 2001c – On the question of priority between the names Parentius Zunino, 1979 and Relictonthophagus Kabakov, 1979 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Onthophagini) - Elytron, Barcelona, 15: 79-81.

9) Ziani, S., 2001b - New records of Scarabaeoidea laparosticta (Coleoptera) from some Middle Eastern countries - Zoology in the Middle East, Heidelberg, 22: 103-105.

8) Ziani, S., 2001a - A new species of Aphodius Ill. of the subgenus Parammoecius Seidl. from North Eastern Anatolia: A. (P.) interfinius n. sp. (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea: Aphodiidae) - Doriana, Genova, 7 (316) (1999): 1-5

7) Ziani, S. & Gudenzi, I., 2000 - About some Onthophagus Latreille, 1802 (sensu lato) collected during a trip to Iran (Insecta Coleoptera Scarabaeidae)– Quaderno di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna, Cesena, 13 (suppl.): 17-26.

6) Ziani, S., 1997b Scarabaeoidea Laparosticti di Cipro: un primo quadro d’insieme sulla fauna dell’isola (Coleoptera) – Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice, 14 (1): 1-38.

5) Ziani, S., 1997a – Novità e precisazioni su alcuni Scarabaeoideadel bacino del Mediterraneo (Coleoptera) – Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana, Genova, 128 (3): 197-200.

4) Ziani, S., 1995b – Un interessante caso di teratologia simmetrica in Onthophagus fracticornis (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) - Bollettino della Associazione Romana di Entomologia, Roma, 49 (3-4): 165-167.

3) Ziani, S., 1995a – Catalogo faunistico ed analisi zoogeografica degli Scarabaeoidea saprocoprofagi della Romagna zangheriana (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) – Bollettino della Associazione Romana di Entomologia, Roma, 49 (3-4): 169-224.

2) Ziani, S., 1991b – Segnalazioni faunistiche italiane (N. 163-197): 194. Thorectes hoppei (Hagenbach, 1825) – Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana, Genova, 123 (1): 75-76.

1) Ziani, S., 1991a – Segnalazioni faunistiche italiane (N. 163-197): 193. Aphodius (Neagolius) liguricus J.Daniel, 1902 – Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana, Genova, 123 (1): 75.

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