The New World species of Ataenius HAROLD, 1867. VIII. Revision of the A. scutellaris-group and diagnosis of the A. texanus-carinator group with descriptions of new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini)
Abstract:The scutellaris-group of the New World species of Ataenius HAROLD is revised. Fifteen species in the group are recognised including five species described as new: A. cartago sp. n. from Costa Rica, A. iquitosae sp. n. from Peru, A. noronhai sp. n., A. skelleyi sp. n. and A. tarumensis sp. n. from Brazil. One synonym is proposed: Ataenius scutellaris HAROLD (= A. auberti PAULIAN, syn. n.). The taxa are diagnosed, keyed and illustrated, available biological information and distribution data are given. The texanuscarinator group is characterized and thirteen new species in the group are described and illustrated. These are: Ataenius bolivarensis sp. n. (Venezuela), A. canoasus sp. n. (Brazil), A. catarinaensis sp. n. (Brazil), A. chinacotae sp. n. (Colombia), A. cucutae sp. n. (Colombia), A. huanus sp. n. (Peru), A. lamarensis sp. n. (Peru), A. londrinae sp. n. (Brazil), A. napoensis sp. n. (Ecuador), A. noques sp. n. (Argentina), A. palmaritoensis sp. n. (Venezuela). A. saltae sp. n. (Argentina) and A. santarosae sp. n. (Peru).
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2007
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