A new genus and species of the Afrotropical Platynotina from Tanzania (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini)

Stránky 703-714
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2013/53/2

Paraselinus iwani, a new genus and species of the subtribe Platynotina (Tenebrionidae: Tenebrioninae: Pedinini) is described from the East African mangroves of Tanzania. The prothoracic skeletal structure of this new taxon is illustrated using X-ray microtomography (microCT). Due to the total wing loss, transverse antennomeres 7–11 and specific prothoracic structure (lack of basal depressions on pronotal disc) Paraselinus gen. nov. is similar to Aberlencus Iwan, 2002, Angolositus Koch, 1955, Lechius Iwan, 1995, Pseudoselinus Iwan, 2002 and Upembarus Koch, 1956. A brief discussion on the generic relationships within the Central African Platynotina is included. An identification key to the Paraselinus gen. nov. and related genera is provided.

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