Révision de Drimeotus s.s. Miller, 1856 (Coleoptera, Cholevidae, Leptodirinae) de Transylvanie (Roumanie) avec description de deux nouvelles espèces et clé de détermination des taxa

Oana Teodora MOLDOVAN

fr Zoosystema 22 (1) - Pages 139-152

Published on 30 March 2000

Revision of Drimeotus s.s. Miller, 1856 (Coleoptera, Cholevidae, Leptodirinae) from Transylvania (Romania) with description of two new species and a key to taxa

The last revision of the sub-genus Drimeotus s.s. Miller, 1856 of Padurea Craiului mountains (Transylvania, Romania) was realized by Jeannel in 1930. Later, several authors modified the taxonomy. New discovered populations, from this area, could not been integrated in the group by using the external morphological features of the existant Jeannel ‘s dichotomous key. Therefore, the work insists on less variable criteria in the population, such as the morphology of the male copulatory organ and its internal structures. The obtained results are consistent with the subgenus biogeography. Two new species are also described: Drimeotus racovitai and D. osoiensis and a new dichotomous key is proposed.


Drimeotus s.s., Coleoptera, Leptodirinae, taxonomy, dichotomous key.

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