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Free Content New Neotropical taxa, synonymical clarifications and phylogeny of Odontolochini on the world basis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae)

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South American genus Saprolochus gen. n. and two new species, S. bolivarensis sp. n. from Venezuela and S. tambopatae sp. n. from Peru are described and illustrated. As stated herein, the tribe Odontolochini in New World is represented by two genera: Saprositellus BALTHASAR and Saprolochus gen. n. The three South American species originally described in the genera Odontolytes W. KOSHANTSCHIKOV and Odontolochus SCHMIDT belong to the Eupariini and are transferred to the following genera of that tribe: Odontolochus landai BALTHASAR is transferred to Auperia CHEVROLAT, Odontolytes setosus BALTHASAR to Lomanoxoides STEBNICKA, and Odontolytes mirabilis BALTHASAR to Euparia LE PELETIER de ST FARGEAU & SERVILLE. In a result of transfer, two names of the Eupariini are found to be new junior synonyms: Auperia landai (BALTHASAR, 1963) [= A. squamosa (PETROVITZ, 1976) syn. n.] and Lomanoxoides setosus (BALTHASAR, 1941) [= Lomanoxoides thoracalis (PETROVITZ, 1964) syn. n.]. Synopsis of the world genera of Odontolochini, a key for their identification and taxonomic clarifications for species transferred to the Eupariini are provided. The relationship between species and closely related genera is hypothesized through a cladistic analysis.


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Publication date: 2007-05-01

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