Three new species of the subterranean genus Guiodytes from Guangxi, China (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Clivinini)

Sunbin HUANG, Jiajun ZHOU, Mingyi TIAN & Arnaud FAILLE

en European Journal of Taxonomy 774 (135) - Pages 135-154

Published on 11 October 2021

Three new species of the genus Guiodytes Tian, 2013 are described from the limestone caves of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southern China: Guiodytes weii Huang & Faille sp. nov. and Guiodytes yueliangensis Huang & Tian sp. nov. from Dapo Dong and Huang Dong caves, respectively, in Huanjiang County, northernmost Guangxi; Guiodytes inexpectatus Tian & Zhou sp. nov. from the Zhuzhu Dong cave in Longzhou County, southwestern Guangxi. All of the six known species of Guiodytes are endemic to Guangxi, ranging from the southwest to the northernmost. A modified key to species and a distribution map for Guiodytes are provided.


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