Contribution to the Asian and Afrotropical species of the genus Dyschiriodes (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Scaritinae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 559-576, 2009
Abstract: Seven new species of the genus Dyschiriodes Jeannel, 1959 are described,
illustrated and compared to the related taxa: D. sabahensis sp. nov. from
Malaysia (Sabah), D. hajeki sp. nov. from China (Yunnan), D. kadleci sp. nov.
from India (Maharashtra), D. facchinii sp. nov. from Thailand, D. jelineki sp.
nov. from Iran, D. ruthmuellerae sp. nov. from South Africa and D. genieri sp.
nov. from Burkina Faso and Ghana. The holotype and additional material of D.
kalalae (Mařan, 1935) are studied and the synonymy of this species to D. cari-
niceps (Baudi di Selva, 1864) is confirmed. Finally, the holotype and additional
specimens of D. disjunctus (Andrewes, 1929) are examined, its status is refined
and the first record from China (Yunnan) is given.
Key words: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Scaritinae, Dyschiriodes, taxonomy, new spe- cies, new synonymy, Afrotropical Region, Oriental Region, Palaearctic Region