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Published: 2018-10-09
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A peculiar new beetle from Brazil associated with a cave habitat (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Clivinini)

Ligusterweg 9, CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland.
Programa de Pós-Graduacão em Ecologia Aplicada da Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Environmental Licensing and Speleology, Vale, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Coleoptera Carabidae Clivinini Ardistomis Brazil taxonomy new species troglobitic beetle caves


The new species Ardistomis ferreirai sp. nov. is described and illustrated. Some specific characters are discussed together with a possible correlation to the species subterranean way of life. Available ecological data and recordings are provided by description of the caves and the specific threats to the caves are indicated.



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