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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4107.1.1

Revision of the genus Pselaphomorphus Motschulsky, 1855 (Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae: Jubini)

LAURA M. VÁSQUEZ-VÉLEZ

Abstract


The genus Pselaphomorphus Motschulsky, 1855 is revised to include 33 species. The type species, Pselaphomorphus sculpturatus Motschulsky, 1855, and the previously described species P. longiceps Raffray, 1890 and P. microphthalmus Raffray, 1890 are redescribed, and the original description of P. brevipennis Raffray, 1917 and P. bruchi Raffray, 1918 are translated from Latin and French to English. The following species are described as new: P. acutispinosus n. sp. from Peru, P. agametopus n. sp. from Colombia, P. azuayensis n. sp. from Ecuador, P. bolivarensis n. sp. from Venezuela, P. breviantennae n. sp. from Bolivia, P. carenobothrus n. sp. from Peru, P. carltoni n. sp. from Ecuador, P. cayennensis n. sp. from French Guiana, P. chandleri n. sp. from Panama, P. fluminosus n. sp. from Venezuela, P. iguazuensis n. sp. from Argentina, P. incorum n. sp. from Peru, P. longissimus n. sp. from Panama, P. macrommatus n. sp. from Ecuador, P. maldonadensis n. sp. from Peru, P. mayaorum n. sp. from Honduras, P. melanus n. sp. from Costa Rica, P. montsineryensis n. sp. from French Guiana, P. motschulskyi n. sp. from Costa Rica, P. newtoni n. sp. from Brazil, P. parki n. sp. from Costa Rica, P. raffrayi n. sp. from Peru, P. santaecrucis n. sp. from Bolivia, P. simplicipenis n. sp. from French Guiana, P. thayerae n. sp. from Brazil, P. tucumanensis n. sp. from Argentina, P. veracruzanus n. sp. and P. wagneri n. sp., both from Mexico. A key to the species, color photographs and genitalia illustrations are provided.


Keywords


Neotropical species, taxonomy, identification key, genitalia illustrations,Coleoptera

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