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New species of Omalodes and redefinition of the tribe Omalodini (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Histerinae)



A new species of Omalodini, Omalodes atacamanus sp. nov., is described from Chile. A redefinition of Omalodini is proposed and an identification key to the genera is provided. The new species can be distinguished from other species of Omalodes mainly by all tibiae having a row of setae on outer submarginal region. Omalodini sensu nov. is herein restricted to a lineage of Ebonius Lewis, 1885 and Omalodes Dejean, 1833. The tribe has known distribution across Latin America with some species reaching the southern USA.



Atacaman biogeographic province, biodiversity, classification, Histeroidea, taxonomy

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