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Published: 2023-06-23
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A new, but possibly extinct, species of Semanopterus Hope, 1847 from Lord Howe Island, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)

Australian Museum; 1 William Street; Sydney; New South Wales 2010; Australia
Australian Museum; 1 William Street; Sydney; New South Wales 2010; Australia
Coleoptera scarab brachyptery extinction oceanic island Australia


A new and brachypterous species of Semanopterus Hope, 1847 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Pentodontini) is described: S. kingstoni Reid & Tees, new species. The species is based on a single female specimen, collected on Lord Howe Island in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It is the sixth species of dynastine known from Lord Howe Island; a key is provided for identification of all of the species known from this small island.



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