Soft-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Malachiidae) of the United Arab Emirates

  • Soft-winged flower beetles from the United Arab Emirates are studied for the first time. Three new genera, Tonyattalus gen. nov. of the tribe Attalini, Tonycolotes gen. nov. of the tribe Colotini, and Arabotroglops gen. nov. of the tribe Troglopini, and two species, Tonyattalus vanharteni gen. et sp. nov. and Arabotroglops longantennatus gen. et sp. nov., are described. Tonycolotes kovari (Švihla, 1987) gen. et. comb. nov. is recorded from the United Arab Emirates for the first time and transferred from the genus Colotes Erichson, 1840. All species discussed in the paper are described and illustrated. The fauna of soft-winged flower beetles of the Arabian Peninsula is reviewed.

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Author:Sergei E. Tshernyshev
Parent Title (German):European journal of taxonomy
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (817:58-77)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2022/04/29
Date of first Publication:2022/04/29
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/04/29
Tag:Malachiidae; United Arab Emirates; new combination; new genera; new species; soft-winged flower beetle
Page Number:20
First Page:58
Last Page:77
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0