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Delobel A.,Museum National dHistoire Naturelle
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | Year: 2016

Descriptions of three new species belonging to the Ethiopian fauna are presented: Bruchidius nataensis sp. nov. from Botswana, B. pluridentatus sp. nov. from Kenya, and B. subtilis sp. nov. from Kenya and South Africa. Their biology is unknown. © 2016, National Museum/Narodni muzeum. All rights reserved.

Gondal H.Y.,University of Sargodha | Buisson D.,Museum National dHistoire Naturelle
Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds | Year: 2016

[MediaObject not available: see fulltext.]A facile and efficient strategy for the synthesis of α,β-unsaturated lactams through ring-closing metathesis of easily prepared diene amides is being reported here. Reaction conditions were optimized for metathetic cyclization of diene amides to obtain five- to sevenmembered unsubstituted and β-substituted α,β-unsaturated lactams in good to excellent yield. © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Leong-Skornickova J.,The Herbarium | Ly N.-S.,Museum National dHistoire Naturelle | Ly N.-S.,Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology | Nguyen Q.B.,Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
Phytotaxa | Year: 2015

Two new Curcuma species are described and illustrated from Vietnam. They are compared to their closest allies from subgenus Ecomata. Curcuma arida from Núi Chúa National Park, Ninh Thuận Province, is compared to Curcuma pambrosima and C. vitellina, while Curcuma sahuynhensis from Quảng Ngãi Province is compared to Curcuma xanthella. © 2015 Magnolia Press.

Mantilleri A.,Museum National dHistoire Naturelle
Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France | Year: 2016

A group of 10 species belonging to the Neotropical tribe Acratini Alonso-Zarazaga, Lyal, Bartolozzi & Sforzi 1999, is shown to be monophyletic by a phylogenetic analysis based on 48 morphological characters. A new genus, Pertusius n. gen., is described, based on three derived characters of external and genital morphology: venter of prorostrum of males with fine median longitudinal carina, base of elytra with deep pit at the place of insertion on mesonotum, and proximal sclerite of endophallus more or less horseshoe-shaped. Eight species were previously known and, according to former authors, belonged to the genera Acratus Lacordaire 1865 [Pertusius apicalis (Sharp 1895), n. comb., P. errabundus (Kleine 1927), n. comb., P. extrarius (Kleine 1927), n. comb., P. fidus (Kleine 1927), n. comb. and P. telesi (Soares & Meyer 1959), n. comb.] and Proteramocerus Kleine 1921 [Pertusius chalcites (Perty 1832), n. comb., P. filum (Sharp 1895), n. comb., and P. laevis (Germar 1824), n. comb.]. Four new synonymies are proposed: Proteramocerus disparilis Soares & Dias 1971, n. syn. for Acratus apicalis Sharp 1895; Teramocerus laevigatus Boheman 1840, n. syn. for Arrhenodes chalcites Perty 1832; Acratus extraordinarius Kleine 1927, n. syn. for Acratus errabundus Kleine 1927; Proteramocerus diringshofeni Soares & Dias 1971, n. syn. for Acratus filum Sharp 1895. Two new species are described: Pertusius guyanensis n. sp. from French Guiana, and P. mexicanus n. sp. from Mexico (Yucatán Peninsula). Pertusius apicalis is newly cited from Bolivia and Peru, P. chalcites from Argentina and Paraguay, P. extrarius from Ecuador, P. fidus from Peru and P. telesi from Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. An identification key to species of the genus is provided. © 2016 Société entomologique de France

Tian M.,South China Agricultural University | Deuve T.,Museum National dHistoire Naturelle
ZooKeys | Year: 2016

The sarawakensis species group of the termitophilous carabid genus Orthogonius MacLeay, 1825 is defined and reviewed. Members of this species group are distributed in Southeast Asia and represented by four species, including two new species: Orthogonius sabahicus sp. n. (Sabah, northern Borneo, Malaysia) and Orthogonius morvanianus sp. n. (southern Thailand). A key to all species of the species group is also provided. © Mingyi Tian, Thierry Deuve.

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