Descriptions of two new endemic genera and four new species of Ceratocanthinae (Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Hybosoridae) from Madagascar


en Zoosystema 30 (3) - Pages 603-628

Published on 30 September 2008

This article is a part of the thematic issue Hommage à Renaud Paulian (1913-2003)

Two new endemic genera of Ceratocanthinae are described from Madagascar. Cryptosphaeroides n. gen. includes C. hystrix (Paulian, 1991) n. comb., C. tenrec n. sp., C. hippocrepis n. sp. and C. ankaranensis n. sp. The genus seems to be restricted to the dry forests of North and West Madagascar. Pseudosynarmostes n. gen. includes P. mitsinjo n. sp. and P. perrieri (Fairmaire, 1898) n. comb. This genus is known from East and West Madagascar and shows a very unusual morphology which makes its position very isolated within all other known Ceratocanthinae.


Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Hybosoridae, sexual dimorphism, mouthparts, Nasutitermes nest, Madagascar, new genera, new species, new combinations.

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