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Taxonomic revision of the Afrotropical scarab beetle genus Cerhomalus Quedenfeldt, 1884 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae)

Andrey V. FROLOV & Lilia A. AKHMETOVA

en European Journal of Taxonomy 739 (36) - Pages 36-50

Published on 12 March 2021

The Afrotropical scarab beetle genus Cerhomalus Quedenfeldt, 1884 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) is revised. Two new species are described: C. quedenfeldti sp. nov. and C. petrovitzi sp. nov. A new combination, Cerhomalus absconditus (Petrovitz, 1971) comb. nov., is established. The genus occurs in Central and West Africa with the majority of records from the Congo Basin. Keys, descriptions, illustrations of habitus and male genitalia, and distributional record map are given.


Keywords :

Orphnines, Congo Basin, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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