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Notes on species of the genus Chlaenius Bonelli, 1810 (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Chlaeniini) from four agro-climatic zones of Rajasthan, with description of two new species



Fourteen species of the genus Chlaenius from the semi-arid and sub-humid plain zones of Rajasthan (India) have been revised in this paper, including the description of two new species: Chlaenius (Lissauchenius) udaipurensis sp. nov. and Chlaenius (Chlaeniellus) pseudotristis sp. nov. A key to these species has been given with suitable line diagrams and photographs to illustrate key taxonomic characters including labrum, mentum, maxillary and labial palpi, pronotum, elytra and aedeagus.



Coleoptera, Carabidae, Chlaenius, key, Rajasthan

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