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Published: 2023-09-19
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A new remarkable species of Athyreus MacLeay (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Geotrupidae, Bolboceratinae) from Brazil: A new remarkable species of Athyreus MacLeay from Brazil

Laboratório de Taxonomia de Insetos; Departamento de Agronomia/Fitossanidade; Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco; Recife; Pernambuco; Brasil
Laboratório de Taxonomia de Insetos; Departamento de Agronomia/Fitossanidade; Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco; Recife; Pernambuco; Brasil
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT); Instituto de Biociências (IB); Departamento de Biologia e Zoologia; Cuiabá; Mato Grosso; Brasil
Athyreini dry diagonal Neotropical region South America taxonomy

Abstract

Athyreus MacLeay, 1819 is one of the most diverse genera within Athyreini, with 45 species in Central and South America; 24 species are recorded from Brazil. Here, we describe a remarkable multi-horned species, Athyreus joseferreirai sp. nov. from Brazil, with illustrations of the male holotype and female paratype a map for the type locality. The male of A. joseferreirai sp. nov. has seven horns in the pronotum, a character not observed in any male of its congener species.

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