Taxonomic revision of the Oriental species of Notoxus (Coleoptera: Anthicidae)

Kejval Zbyněk 
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 627-673, 2011
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Abstract: The Oriental Notoxus Geoffroy, 1762, comprising 27 species, are revised. Five species insufficiently described by Maurice Pic, Notoxus donckieri Pic, 1908, N. inbasalis Pic, 1926, N. peguensis Pic, 1914, N. sinensis Pic, 1907, and N. suturalifer Pic, 1932, are redescribed. Other known species are diagnosed more briefly. Eleven species are newly described: Notoxus distortus sp. nov. (India), N. garuda sp. nov. (Thailand), N. hilaris sp. nov. (Myanmar), N. impavidus sp. nov. (Laos), N. inbasaliformis sp. nov. (India, Nepal), N. iuvenis sp. nov. (Laos), N. katthapa sp. nov. (Myanmar), N. pachodemba sp. nov. (Vietnam), N. ravana sp. nov. (Sri Lanka), N. safraneki sp. nov. (Laos), and N. sodalis sp. nov. (Laos). A new synonymy, Notoxus noctivagus Krekich-Strassoldo, 1913 = N. peregrinus Krekich-Strassoldo, 1914, syn. nov., is proposed. A neotype is designated for Notoxus peguensis Pic, 1914. The Oriental species are accommodated in three species-groups proposed in this paper: N. indicus, N. noctivagus, and N. ravana species-group, with isolated N. psammophilus Telnov, 2007 being left unplaced. A check-list of the Oriental Notoxus species and identification keys are provided.
Key words: Coleoptera, Anthicidae, Notoxus, taxonomy, faunistics, new species, new synonymy, neotype designation, Oriental Region, Palaearctic Region
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