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Published: 2019-02-18

Endogean and cavernicolous Coleoptera of the Balkans. XVIII. Strong radiation in caves of the Central Dinarides: seven new species of Thaumastocephalus Poggi et al., 2001 (Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)

Department of Entomology, National Museum, Natural History Museum, Cirkusová 1740, CZ-193 00 Praha 9—Horní Počernice, Czech Republic.
Croatian Biospeleological Society, Demetrova 1, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia. SubBioLab, Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Croatian Biospeleological Society, Demetrova 1, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia.
Coleoptera Thaumastocephalini taxonomy biospeleology Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina zoogeography

Abstract

Seven new species of the cavernicolous and anophthalmous genus Thaumastocephalus Poggi, Nonveiller, Colla, Pavićević & T. Rađa, 2001 are described: T. bilandzijae sp. n., T. kirini sp. n., T. marsici sp. n., T. rujnicensis sp. n., T. slavkoi sp. n. and T. troglavi sp. n. from Croatia and T. dahnae sp. n. from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Aedeagi of all species are illustrated. A key to all species is provided. The records of all specimens of the genus treated here are given, and their distributions are discussed and shown on maps. The distribution of all genera of cavernicolous Pselaphinae in the Dinarides is discussed.

 

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How to Cite

HLAVÁČ, P., BREGOVIĆ, P., & JALŽIĆ, B. (2019). Endogean and cavernicolous Coleoptera of the Balkans. XVIII. Strong radiation in caves of the Central Dinarides: seven new species of <em>Thaumastocephalus</em> Poggi <em>et al.</em>, 2001 (Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae). Zootaxa, 4559(1), 90–110. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4559.1.3