On the rare Neotropical genus Ophionthus Bernhauer (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae): redescription of the type species and description of a new species

  • Two female specimens of the Neotropical genus Ophionthus Bernhauer were found during museum collection surveys, representing different species of the genus. These species are Ophionthus serpentinus Bernhauer, 1908 and O. asenjoi sp. nov. The genus Ophionthus was monotypic until the present study and only known from a single male specimen from Central Peru. The genus is redescribed with the inclusion of female characters from both the type species and the new species here proposed. Additionally, the systematic position of Ophionthus within the Neotropical lineage of Philonthina and its geographical distribution in Peru are reassessed. Descriptions, diagnoses, illustrations, pictures, a cladogram, and a distribution map are provided.

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Author:Maryzender Rodríguez-Melgarejo, Mariana Chani-Posse
Parent Title (English):European journal of taxonomy
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (735:15-33)
Publisher:Muséum National dHistoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/02/16
Date of first Publication:2021/02/16
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/02/22
Tag:Jelski; Neotropical Philonthina; Ophionthus asenjoi sp. nov.; Weyrauch; type locality
Page Number:18
First Page:15
Last Page:33
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