A predicted new Geotrupes from the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, and a description of the male of Geotrupes lobatus (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae)

Arriaga-Jiménez Alfonsina, Kohlmann Bert, Cruz-García Brenda J.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(2): 493-508, 2020
Published online: 18th September 2020
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Abstract: Geotrupes nuntiatus Kohlmann & Arriaga-Jiménez, sp. nov., is described from the Mixteca shield, in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Its habitat, distribution, and ecology are discussed. The male of Geotrupes lobatus Howden, 1974 is described for the first time. An updated key of the genus for the state of Oaxaca is presented to facilitate identification. Photographs of the specimens, diagnostic features, and their aedeagi, as well as distribution maps, are also included.
Key words: Coleoptera, Geotrupidae, Geotrupes, identifi cation key, new species, superspecies, vicariance, Last Glacial Maximum, paleoclimatic model, Mixteca shield, Mexico
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