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Megasybacodes brevitarsis, a new genus and species of Rhyparini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from Borneo

Entomological Laboratory, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Motooka 744, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395 Japan. Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1), Tokyo, Japan
The Kyushu University Museum, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8581 Japan.
Kamezawa 3-chôme 14-13-1001, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 130-0014 Japan.
Coleoptera Sybacodes Megasybacodes new genus new species Oriental region Malaysia Southeast Asia taxonomy termitophily myrmecophily


Megasybacodes brevitarsis Kakizoe, Maruyama & Masumoto, a new genus and new species of the tribe Rhyparini, is described based on a single female from Borneo. It is allied to the genus Sybacodes Fairmaire, 1896, but easily distinguished by its short protarsi, broad flattened basal tarsomeres of the meso- and metatarsi, broad flattened tibiae, and wrinkled pronotal and elytral surfaces. Checklist of rhyparine species from Borneo is also provided.



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