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Type: Article
Published: 2018-03-21
Page range: 295–300
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Two new species and records of Olophrum laxum species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Anthophagini) from China and Nepal

Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies, Daugavpils University, Vienibas 13, Daugavpils, LV-5401, Latvia.
Coleoptera Staphylinidae Omaliinae Olophrum taxonomy new species new records China Nepal Palaearctic Region


Two new species of the genus Olophrum Erichson, 1839 of the laxum group are described and illustrated: O. lama Shavrin, sp.n. (Nepal: Rolwaling Himal) and O. schuelkei Shavrin, sp.n. (China: Shaanxi). Olophrum laxum Shavrin & Smetana, 2017 from Yunnan and O. pacei Shavrin & Smetana, 2017 from Shaanxi and Hubei provinces of China are recorded for the first time. A modified key of the laxum group is provided.



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