Nouvelles espèces de Gonocephalum Solier, 1834 et de Pachypterus Lucas, 1849 du Kenya et de Madagascar (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Opatrini)


fr Zoosystema 22 (4) - Pages 825-833

Published on 29 December 2000

New species of Gonocephalum Solier, 1834 and Pachypterus Lucas, 1849 from Kenya and Madagascar (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Opatrini)

Two new species of Gonocephalum: Gonocephalum marylinneae n. sp. from Madagascar, and Gonocephalum moraguesi n. sp. from Kenya, and Pachypterus girardi n. sp. from Madagascar are described. G. camerunense Gridelli, 1945 is recorded from Ivory Coast. G. marylinneae n. sp. is characterised by facies similar to G. dermestoides pupieri Chatanay, 1913, but smaller protibiae, G. moraguesi n. sp. is similar to G. simplex (Fabricius, 1801), but the ratio pronotal/elytral length is 1.4, not 1.3 as in G. simplex. Pachypterus girardi n. sp. is characterised by simple, not dentate legs and apically pointed aedeagus.


Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Opatrini, Gonocephalum, Pachypterus, new species, Africa, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Madagascar.

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