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Correspondence
Published: 2017-10-31

A new species of the genus Madecorphnus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae) from Madagascar

Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab., 1, 199034 Sankt-Petersburg, RUSSIA Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Instituto de Biociencias, Departamento de Biologia e Zoologia, Av. Fernando Correa da Costa, 2367, 78060–900 - Cuiaba, MT, BRAZIL
Research Division, Canadian Museum of Nature, P.O. Box 3443, Station D, Ottawa, ON, K1P 6P4, CANADA
Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab., 1, 199034 Sankt-Petersburg, RUSSIA
Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Orphninae

Abstract

Madagascar has a unique and diverse Orphninae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) fauna with four genera and 39 described species (Paulian 1977, Frolov et al. 2016). Half of these species belong to the genus Madecorphnus Paulian, 1992 (Paulian 1992, Frolov 2010a,b, 2012, 2014). The purpose of this paper is to describe a new species of Madecorphnus and provide a new record for M. dentatus Frolov, 2010.

 

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