Revision of the New Zealand endemic genus Phormiobius (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)

Shen Jia-Wei, Choi Su-Ho, Leschen Richard A. B.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(2): 553-564, 2020
Published online: 15th October 2020
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Abstract: To date monotypic, endemic New Zealand tyrine genus Phormiobius Broun, 1917 (Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae: Pselaphitae) (type species: P. halli Broun, 1917) is revised to include six species, five of which are new: P. brouni sp. nov., P. graceae sp. nov., P. matau sp. nov., P. pseudhalli sp. nov., and P. ramsayi sp. nov. A lectotype is designated for Phormiobius halli. A species-level identification key is provided, and comparative notes on the morphology of New Zealand tyrine genera is included.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae, Tyrini, Phormiobius, taxonomy, new species, lectotype designation, key, aptery, endemism, New Zealand
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