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Published: 2019-01-06

The taxonomic identity of some enigmatic darkling beetle genera: Archinamaqua Schawaller, 2012 and Menederopsis Koch, 1954 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from Namaqualand, South Africa

Zoological Museum, Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wilcza 64, 00-679 Warsaw, Poland Northern Arizona University, Department of Biological Sciences, 617 S. Beaver St., Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5640, USA
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Rosenstein 1, D-70191 Stuttgart, Germany
Coleoptera Tenebrioninae Platynotini Eurynotina Menederopsis Pimeliinae Tentyriini new synonymy female terminalia


Based on the newly established synonymy of the type species (i.e., Menederopsis constrictus Koch, 1954 = Archinamaqua lyleae Schawaller, 2012 syn. nov.) the genus-group name Archinamaqua Schawaller, 2012 (Pimeliinae: Tentyriini) is interpreted as a junior synonym of Menederopsis Koch, 1954 (Tenebrioninae: Eurynotina). This newly interpreted taxon has a restricted distributional area on sand dunes in Namaqualand, western South Africa.



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How to Cite

KAMIŃSKI, M. J., & SCHAWALLER, W. (2019). The taxonomic identity of some enigmatic darkling beetle genera: <em>Archinamaqua</em> Schawaller, 2012 and <em>Menederopsis</em> Koch, 1954 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from Namaqualand, South Africa. Zootaxa, 4543(2), 291–294.