A new genus and species of Ceratocanthidae from Tanzania (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)

  • Alberto Ballerio
Keywords: Morphology, systematics, Cryptophilharmostes, Afrotropical Region

Abstract

Cryptophilharmostes mahunkai n.gen., n.sp., a remarkable Ceratocanthidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) from the Usambara Mountains (Tanzania), is described. The morphology of the clypeus and mesoepisternum is discussed, also with reference to other Ceratocanthidae. The affinities of the genus are discussed, and within the Afrotropical fauna a group of genera formed by Philharmostes Kolbe and its allies is recognized.

Keywords: Morphology, systematics, Cryptophilharmostes, Afrotropical Region

Published
2017-03-15
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2224-073X
print ISSN: 1562-7020