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Published: 2020-07-23

A new species of Edrabius Fauvel (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylininae) from Uruguay

Laboratorio de Evolución, Departamento de Ecología y Evolución, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay
Sección Entomología, Instituto de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay
Laboratorio de Evolución, Departamento de Ecología y Evolución, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay
Rove beetles Amblyopinini Ctenomys rionegrensis Cytochrome oxidase 1 Neotropical beetles Coleoptera

Abstract

A new rove beetle species, Edrabius uruguayensis Martínez-Villar, González-Vainer & Tomasco, sp. nov., associated with the subterranean rodent Ctenomys rionegrensis in Uruguay, is described and illustrated. Photographs, scanning electron micrographs and drawings of the diagnostic character states are provided. The new species is compared with other species of the genus. Nucleotide sequence of the cytochrome oxidase subunit I was reported for the first time for the genus and phylogenetic reconstruction confirms their close relationship with the other genus used from the tribe Amblyopinini (Heterothops).

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