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

Alberto Ballerio

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




http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15627020.2000.11407199
AJOL African Journals Online