New species of Stenotothorax Schmidt from the northwestern United States (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae)

  • New insights into the genus Stenotothorax Schmidt (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Aphodiini) allowed for an influx of new materials from many new localities, and the realization that the genus needs revision. In this work, newly discovered characters used to distinguish species are defined. Stenotothorax lanei (Saylor) is redescribed. Diagnosis and new distributional data are presented for S. lanei, S. mcpeaki Gordon and Skelley, S. washtucna (Robinson) and S. woodleyi Gordon. Seven new species are described from the northwestern United States: S. lahontanensis, S. niviviator, S.odontomonteus, S. schneppi, S. smilodon, S. winnemucca, and S. wintoni. All new species are illustrated and compared with presumed closest relatives.

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Author:Paul E. SkelleyORCiDGND, Ron H. McPeak
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (681)
Publisher:Flora & Fauna Publ.
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2019/01/09
Date of first Publication:2018/12/28
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/11/18
Tag:Pacific Northwest; Pleistocene; brachypterous; dunes; glacial lake flood; rodent burrows; winter active
Issue:article 681
Page Number:34
First Page:1
Last Page:32
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 3.0