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Published: 2021-05-11
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A contribution to the taxonomy of Anthaxia (Cratomerus) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Anthaxiini) of East Africa

Czech University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Department of Forest Protection and Entomology, Kamýcká 1176, CZ-165 21 Praha 6-Suchdol, Czech Republic.
Moravian Museum, Department of Entomology, Hviezdoslavova 29a, Brno, CZ-627 00, Czech Republic.
Coleoptera new species synonymy lectotype designation taxonomy Ethiopian Region


Anthaxia (Cratomerus) tankenethi sp. nov. from East Africa is described. New synonymy of A. (C.) gebhardti Obenberger, 1924 (= A. (C.) cytharaea Obenberger, 1931 syn. nov.) is proposed. Redescription of A. (C.) gebhardti is provided. Lectotypes for A. (C.) gebhardti Obenberger, 1924 and A. (C.) cytharaea Obenberger, 1931 are designated.



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