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Small carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Cholevinae) from caves in Iran, with additional taxonomical notes on Anemadus sengleti and Catops farsicus



Distributional data on Cholevinae found in caves in Iran are presented. In total, three species are reported. Anemadus sengleti Giachino & Vailati, 1993 is redescribed, including previously unknown female characters, based on material from two localities in Iran, with the first records from Isfahan, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Provinces. Catops farsicus Giachino & Vailati, 2000 is redescribed, including the previously unknown male characters, based on material from eight localities in Iran, with the first records from Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Isfahan and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Provinces. The distribution of both species is mapped. The widely distributed Cholevinus pallidus pallidus (Ménétries, 1832) is reported for the first time from Isfahan and North Khorasan Provinces.



Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Cholevinae, distribution, taxonomy, redescription, caves, Iran, Palaearctic Region

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