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Published: 2022-10-07
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Oficanthon Paulian, 1985, a junior synonym of Lepanus Balthasar, 1966 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), with redescription of Lepanus mirabilis (Paulian, 1985)

1Research and Collections Division, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106, United States of America.
1Research and Collections Division, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106, United States of America.
Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO National Research Collections Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601, Australia.
Coleoptera Australasian endemic genera Papua New Guinea taxonomy

Abstract

The monotypic genus Oficanthon Paulian, 1985 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) is treated as a junior synonym of the genus Lepanus Balthasar, 1966, and L. mirabilis (Paulian, 1985), new combination is proposed for Oficanthon mirabilis Paulian, 1985. Both morphological and molecular evidence support this synonymy. Morphological evidence further supports its placement within the Lepanus ustulatus species group. Lepanus mirabilis is redescribed.

 

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