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Revision of Eccoptolonthus Bernhauer (Coleoptera: Staphylininae: Philonthina) with descriptions of four new species from China

Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P. R. China. University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19A Yuquan Rd., Shijingshan District, Beijing 100049, P. R. China.
Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P. R. China. University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19A Yuquan Rd., Shijingshan District, Beijing 100049, P. R. China.
Coleoptera Philonthina Eccoptolonthus new species new record revision China


This study revises the taxonomy of the genus Eccoptolonthus Bernhauer, 1912 and reports 14 species in the Chinese fauna. A catalogue of the remaining 15 Eccoptolonthus species from the Oriental and Afrotropical regions is also provided. Four new species are described from China: Eccoptolonthus conaensis Fei & Zhou, sp. nov. from Tibet, Eccoptolonthus fuyuensis Fei & Zhou, sp. nov. from Zhejiang, Eccoptolonthus dafoensis Fei & Zhou, sp. nov. from Guizhou, and Eccoptolonthus xiaolongmenensis Fei & Zhou, sp. nov. from Beijing. Eccoptolonthus (Eumorimotous) laevigatus laevigatus (Fauvel, 1895) is reported for the first time from Yunnan in China and Vietnam. A preliminary key to the Chinese species of Eccoptolonthus is also included in the paper. Color images and line drawings are provided to show diagnostic characters.



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