Revision of Afrotropical species of the Philonthus abyssinus species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Philonthina)

Hromádka Lubomír
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(1): 37-50, 2008
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Abstract: The Philonthus abyssinus species group of the genus Philonthus Stephens, 1829, is proposed, containing six species. Two species are described as new: Philonthus brendelli sp. nov. (Central African Republic) and P. varanus sp. nov. (Kenya); four species are redescribed: P. abyssinus, Fauvel, 1880, P. elgo- nensis Tottenham, 1940, P. pseudoabyssinus Tottenham, 1940, and P. tottenhami Last, 1953. All species of the P. abyssinus species group are keyed; the aedeagi and relevant morphological characters of all species are figured.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Philonthina, Philonthus abyssinus species group, taxonomy, new species, key, Afrotropical region