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Baltic Journal of Coleopterology
XVth Symposium of Polish Carabidologists
Tatra National Park 04-07.06.2017


Current issue: Volume 22, No. 1 (2022)

A taxonomic revision of the genus Merizomena Chaudoir, 1873 (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini)

Jan Muilwijk, Ron Felix, Alexander Anichtchenko

Muilwijk J., Felix R., Anichtchenko A. 2022. A taxonomic revision of the genus Merizomena Chaudoir, 1873 (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini). Baltic J. Coleopterol., 22(1): 1 - 51.

Taxonomical, geographical and nomenclatorial aspects of Merizomena Chaudoir, 1873 are discussed. The genus Merizomena is divided in to 2 subgenera Merizomena s.str. and Dichromenta subg. n. One new species is described: M. kabaki sp. n. (Tajikistan). M. schoenmanni (Kirschenhofer, 1994) is restored as a valid species. Five new synonyms are established: M. silvatica Mikhailov, 1977 syn. n. = M. tricolor (Gebler, 1845); M. klapperichi (Jedlička, 1956) syn. n. = M. grandinella (Semenov, 1889); M. afgana (Jedlička, 1956) syn. n. = M. grandinella; M. buettikeri (Mateu, 1986) syn. n. = M. castanea (Klug, 1832); M. yemenita (Mateu, 1986) syn. n. = M. castanea. A lectotype is designated for M. castanea (Klug, 1832). Distribution maps are added. An identification key is provided

KeyWords : new subgenus, new species, new status, new synonymy, taxonomy, first records, Carabidae, Lebiini, Afghanistan, Armenia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

Jan Muilwijk. Department of Entomology, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR Leiden, Netherlands. Jan.Muilwijk@gmail.com; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0230-226X
Ron Felix. Department of Entomology, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR Leiden, Netherlands. rfflfelix@gmail.com
Alexander Anichtchenko. Institute of Life Science and Technologies, Daugavpils University, Latvia. alexander.anishchenko@du.lv
Corresponding author: Jan.Muilwijk@gmail.com

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