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Published: 2023-03-16

Afrotropical ground beetles of Macrocheilus Hope, 1838 (Coleoptera, Carabidae): description of four new species and faunistic notes

1cE3c—Center for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes & CHANGE - Global Change and Sustainability Institute, Departamento de Biologia Animal, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, R. Ernesto de Vasconcelos, Ed. C2, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa, PORTUGAL.
Coleoptera carabides Macrocheilus Helluonini new species new records Afrotropical Region

Abstract

Four new species of Afrotropical ground beetles of the genus Macrocheilus Hope, 1838 (Coleoptera, Carabidae) are described: M. assmanni n. sp. from Tanzania, M. kudrnai n. sp. from Benin and Burkina Faso, M. philippeorum n. sp. from Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal and M. schuelei n. sp. from Central African Republic. An annotated checklist of 19 Afrotropical species and subspecies is provided, including data on general distribution and new distribution records at country level. Further, a dichotomic key is made available for the identification of the Afrotropical (excluding Madagascar) Macrocheilus species and subspecies and diagnosing morphological characters of both males and females are illustrated.

 

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