“Paradoxal” new genus and species of the family Nitidulidae (Polyphaga: Coleoptera) from Afro-Madagascarean and Australian Regions

A.G. Kirejtshuk

Abstract. In the paper described are two new species of the genus Amphicrossus Erichson, 1843 (A. microtuberculatus sp. nov. from Sudan and A. uhligi sp. nov. from Zambia: Amphicrossinae), one new species of the genus Meligethinus Grouvelle 1906 (M. zimbabwensis sp. nov. from Zimbabwe: Meligethinae), one new species from the genus Neopallodes Reitter, Reitter, 1884 (N. madagascarensis sp. nov. from Madagascar: Nitidulinae, Cyllodini) and one species of the new genus Gonoglypha gen. nov. (G. distinctissima sp. nov. from Australia (Queensland): Nitidulinae, Cychramptodini). In the paper also some addition to the description of Meligethinus dolosus Grouvelle, 1919 from the eastern part of South Africa and some comments on significance of different characters, taxonomy and classifications of some groups of the family Nitidulidae are included.
Key words: Africa, Madagascar, Australia, Coleoptera, Nitidulidae, Amphicrossinae, Meligethinae, Nitidulinae, new genus, new species

Zoosystematica Rossica, 2011, 20(2): 274-298  ▪  Published in print 25 December 2011

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