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The ground beetle taxon Kashmirobroscus gen. nov. and two species Kashmirobroscus mirabilis sp. nov. and Kashmirobroscus ortrudae sp. nov. are described from the Northwest Himalaya of Pakistan. Diagnostic characters of both new species are figured and their distributional areas are mapped. Several features of the new genus are discussed to work out its systematic position within Broscini. As a result, Kashmirobroscus is proposed as a sister taxon of the East Asian genus Eobroscus Kryzhanovskij, 1951, of the subtribe Broscina. In addition, new data relating to systematics and distribution of all the known species of the genus Eobroscus are provided. The taxon Orobroscus Morita, 1990 is proposed as a junior synonym of Eobroscus Kryzhanovskij, 1951, and Eobroscus uenoi Morita, 1995 is proposed as a junior synonym of Eobroscus bhutanensis Morvan, 1982, a macropterous species with a wide distribution in the eastern parts of High Asia. http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1775013D-FE87-41CA-87AF-D730E809331B. © 2013 © Taylor & Francis.


Kataev B.M.,Russian Academy of Sciences | Wrase D.W.,Dunckerstrasse 78 | Schmidt J.,University of Rostock
Zootaxa | Year: 2014

Ten new species of the genus Chydaeus Chaudoir, 1854 are described: C. dissimilis sp. n. (the bedeli species group) from the Doi Inthanon Mountain, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand; C. shaanxiensis sp. n. (the kasaharai species group) from the Daba Shan Mountain Range, southern Shaanxi, China; C. kabaki sp. n. (the kasaharai species group) from southern Sichuan, China; C. weishanensis sp. n. (the kasaharai species group) from the northern part of Wuliang Shan, western Yunnan, China; C. belousovi sp. n. (the kasaharai species group) from the south-western Yunnan, China; C. putaoensis sp. n. (the kasaharai species group) from the environments of Putao, the northernmost part of Myanmar; C. ganeshensis sp. n. (the irvinei species group) from the Ganesh Himal, Central Nepal; C. chuliensis sp. n. (the semenowi species group) from the Manaslu Himal, Central Nepal; C. wuliangensis sp. n. (the semenowi species group) from the northern part of Wuliang Shan, western Yunnan, China; C. luxiensis sp. n. (the semenowi species group) from the environments of Luxi, western Yunnan, China. New data about the distribution of the following species are provided: C. kasaharai Ito, 2002, C. shunichii Ito, 2006, C. semenowi (Tschitschérine, 1899), C. convexus Ito, 2002, C. baoshanensis Kataev & Liang, 2012, and C. obtusicollis Schauberger, 1932. The following taxa are reported for the first time: Chydaeus semenowi, C. obtusicollis and C. bedeli interjectus Kataev & Schmidt, 2002 from the Indian state Arunachal Pradesh, C. bedeli difficilis Kataev & Schmidt, 2002 from Myanmar, and C. similis Kataev & Schmidt, 2002 from the Chinese provinces Shaanxi and Chongqing. Copyright © 2014 Magnolia Press.


Kataev B.M.,Russian Academy of Sciences | Wrase D.W.,Dunckerstrasse 78
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

Based on examination of the type specimens and additional material from various localities, Acinopus lepeletieri Lucas, 1846 is treated as a distinct species from Algeria and Tunisia, not as a synonym of A. sabulosus (Fabricius, 1792). The distinctive features of these two species and their distribution are described. The absence of any newly collected material of A. lepeletieri argues for the possibly extinction of this species as a result of destruction of its natural biotopes. Lectotype is designated for Scarites sabulosus Fabricius, 1792. Acinopus Dejean, 1821 is a moderately diverse Palaearctic genus of the subtribe Harpalina, with 25 described species distributed mostly in the Mediterranean Region. The genus comprises mainly large-sized beetles (10-28 mm). Both larvae and imago are phytophagous, feeding on seeds. Status of some taxa needs a revision. Acinopus lepeletieri Lucas, 1846 was described from the environments of Oran, Algeria. In all subsequent publications (Piochard de la Brûlerie1873; Bedel 1898; Csiki 1932; Puel 1934; Antoine 1959; Kataev et al. 2003; Lorenz 2005), it was considered as a synonym of the morphologically variable species A. sabulosus (Fabricius, 1792), which is rather widely distributed in north-west Africa. However, examination of specimens from various localities and of the type material formally belonging to A. sabulosus revealed the specific status of A. lepeletieri. The following abbreviations are used for the depositories of the specimens examined: MFNB-Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany; MNHN-Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; ZIN-Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia; ZMUC-Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; ZSM-Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Germany. Measurements were taken as follows: body length, measured from the anterior margin of the clypeus to the elytral apex; the width of the head, measured as the maximum linear distance across the head, including the eyes (HWmax), and (HWmin) as the minimum linear distance across the neck constriction just behind the eyes; the length of pronotum (PL), measured along its median line; the length of the elytra (EL), measured from the basal border in the scutellar region to the apex of the sutural angle; the maximum width of the pronotum (PW) and of the elytra (EW), both measured at their broadest point; the length and the width of the metepisterna, measured along their inner and anterior margins, respectively. Measurements were made under the stereobinocular microscope MBS-10 using an ocular-micrometer. The male genitalia were examined in glycerin. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.


A new species of genus Leistus Frölich, 1799, belonging to subgenus Evanoleistus Jedlička, 1965 is described and illustrated: L. rezabkovae sp. n. from Gansu (type locality: Lenglong Ling Mts., Wutai Ridge [pass], 70 km N Honggu, 3530 m, 36° 58' 16.6"N/102°48'03.6"E). It is compared with a similar species of the subgenus Evanoleistus, known from a mountain massif between the provinces Qinghai and Gansu. A check-list of all members of genus Leistus from the provinces Qinghai and Gansu is provided, comprising data on type locality and deposition of holotype.


Farkac J.,Czech University of Life Sciences | Wrase D.W.,Dunckerstrasse 78
Revue Suisse de Zoologie | Year: 2010

Two new species of genus Leistus Frölich, 1799, belonging to subgenus Leistus are described and illustrated: L. schuelkei sp. n. and L. trabzonicus sp. n. (type locality: Turkey, Trabzon, ca 40 km S Of, S Uzungöl, 2050 m altitude). They are compared with similar species of subgenus Leistus known from Turkey. A check-list for all members of subgenus Leistus from Turkey is provided, comprising data on distribution, type locality and deposition of the holotype or lectotype.

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