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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)

Four new species of the genus Rhyparus Westwood, 1845 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) with modified pygidium and last abdominal ventrite in females

Lukasz Minkina, AlexanderAnichtchenko, Anastasija Vasiljeva, Paul E. Skelley

Minkina L., Anichtchenko A., Vasiljeva A., Skelley P.E. 2022. Four new species of the genus Rhyparus Westwood, 1845 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) with modified pygidium and last abdominal ventrite in females. Baltic J. Coleopterol., 22(1): 81-101.

Authors described here four new species of the genus Rhyparus Westwood, 1845 with modified pygidium and last ventrite in females: R. bacanensis sp. nov. from Bacan Island, R. buruensis sp. nov. from Buru Island, R. fijiensis sp. nov. from Viti Levu Island and R. stebnickae sp. nov. from New Guinea Island. R. paraphilippinensis Ochi & Kakizoe, 2021 is identified as species consisting to mentioned group of species. Iconography of all known species with mentioned modifications is given. R. approximans Fairmaire, 1893, R. loebli Paulian, 1983 and R. sepikensis Stebnicka, 1998 are photographed in literature for the first time. R. loebli is recorded from Japan for the first time. Short discussion about relationships and evolution within the genus Rhyparus is given.

KeyWords : New species, Scarabaeoidea, Rhyparini, oriental region, australian region.

Lukasz Minkina. os. Polana Szaflarska 4/39, 34-400 Nowy Targ, Poland. E-mail: klekel@interia.eu ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7056-7334
Alexander Anichtchenko, Anastasija Vasiljeva. Coleopterological Research Center, Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies, Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia
Paul E. Skelley. Florida State Collection of Arthropods, 1911 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL, USA. E-mail: Paul.Skelley@FDACS.gov ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2687-6740

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