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The genus Pachycyphon is erected for marsh beetles (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) from tropical rainforests in Queensland, Australia. The following species are included: P. corpulentus sp. n., P. crassus sp. n., P. elegans sp. n., P. funicularis sp. n., P. gravis sp. n., P. monteithi sp. n., P. obesus sp. n., P. pinguis sp. n., P. serratus sp. n., P. turgidus sp. n. (the type species). Females are wingless and have fossorial ovipositors, a terrestrial larval life is therefore hypothesized. Pachycyphon is compared with other genera, especially probable relatives from temperate rainforests in southeastern Australia. Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press.

The related new genera Austrocyphon and Tasmanocyphon are erected for 42 small Australian marsh beetles resembling members of the genus Cyphon Paykull in habitus. They are distinguished from Cyphon. Only males are known of most species but for two of them larvae and pupae are also available. Austrocyphon species occur in all Australian Federal States, and one species is Australasian and shared with Papua New Guinea. The following species are included: Austrocyphon acaciae sp. n., A. aculeatus sp. n., A. acustropicus sp. n., A. adelaidae (Blackburn), A. asper sp. n., A. bidens sp. n., A. bifidus sp. n., A. charon sp. n., A. crinitus (Klausnitzer), A. curvispina, sp. n., A. deserticola sp. n., A. doctus (Lea), A. enigmaticus sp. n., A. excisus sp. n., A. fenestratus (Blackburn), A. flagellifer sp. n., A. furcatus sp. n., A. hamatus sp. n., A. harpago sp. n., A. leptophallus sp. n., A. linguatus sp. n., A. lobatus sp. n., A. neptunus sp. n., A. noctua sp. n., A. ovensensis (Blackburn), A. papilio sp. n., A. perdoctus sp. n., A. pictus (Blackburn), A. quadridens sp. n., A. quinquespinosus sp. n., A. robustus sp. n., A. setifer sp. n., A. spiculifer sp. n., A. stylatus sp. n., A. stylifer sp. n., A. submersus sp. n., A. tinea sp. n., A. tomweiri sp. n., A. tribulator sp. n., A. tropicus sp. n., A. unguiculatus sp. n., A. wattsi sp. n. Tasmanocyphon is endemic to Tasmania, and only the adult male is known. The genus is monotypic, including only T. heideae, sp. n. Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press.

Zwick P.,Schwarzer Stock 9
Aquatic Insects | Year: 2011

Larvae collected in phytotelmata on Palawan, the Philippines, were bred and yielded three new species of genus Exochomoscirtes which are described. Exochomoscirtes pupae are described for the first time, and supplementary descriptions of larvae and females and some biological notes are provided. Scirtes (Curtoscirtes?) brunneus sp. n. is named from a field-collected male. Larvae of unidentified species of Prionocyphon and Hydrocyphon are also recorded from Palawan. © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Zwick P.,Schwarzer Stock 9
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

Madagascar is inhabited by the single stonefly genus, Madenemura Paulian (= Tsaranemura Paulian, new synonymy). The original material of R. Paulian and the types of all nominal species proposed by him are lost. The type species, M. capuroni Paulian is distinct but material is presently not available. Madenemura andringitrensis Paulian (= M. perrieri Paulian, new synonymy), M. descarpentriesi Paulian, and M. culminalis Paulian are redescribed from subjectively identified fresh material. Madenemura pauliani new species is named from two females with overlong ovipositor. Madenemura bezanozano Paulian and M. stuckenbergi Paulian are doubtful species that cannot be recognized among the presently available material. © 2015 Magnolia Press.

The endemic Australasian species of Ypsiloncyphon are the sister group of the combined Asian species groups 1, 2, and 4. The description of the type species, Y. chlorizans (Klausnitzer), is supplemented by details of male and female genitalia. New species are described and illustrated in several genera: Austrocyphon scissus n. sp., Leptocyphon abnormis n. sp., Petrocyphon bonang n. sp., P. lacteus n. sp., P. televisionarius n. sp., Prionocyphon bidentatus n. sp., P. cacatua n. sp., P. laurae n. sp., P. neboissi n. sp., P. serratus n. sp., P. uncatus n. sp., and P. urbanus n. sp. Genus Prionocyphon is distinguished from Oriental genera with similar antennal modifications. However, a synapomorphy of Prionocyphon as presently understood is not known. Supplementary information on various species in the aforementioned genera and in Pachycyphon and Calvarium is provided. A key to the genera of adult Australian Scirtidae: Scirtinae is presented. © Copyright 2016 Magnolia Press.

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