New species and subspecies  of Octavius from South Africa, with a key and additional distribution records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Euaesthetinae)

Janák Jiří
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 195-231, 2014
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Abstract: Fourteen species and two subspecies of the genus Octavius Fauvel, 1873 from the Republic of South Africa are described as new: Octavius acutipenis sp. nov., O. adriani sp. nov., O. bicurvatus sp. nov., O. bulirschi sp. nov., O. dorsumsuis sp. nov., O. kogelbergensis sp. nov., O. mikhaili sp. nov., O. mostovskii sp. nov., O. muellerae sp. nov., O. multisetosus sp. nov., O. ndumu sp. nov., O. sarkae sp. nov., O. sarkae ntsubane subsp. nov., O. sarkae xhosa subsp. nov., O. vulturensis sp. nov. and O. zulu sp. nov. Additional distribution records and updated and completed key to South African species of Octavius with transverse pronotum are presented.
Key words: Coleoptera; Staphylinidae; Octavius; identification key; distribution; taxonomy; Republic of South Africa; Afrotropical Region
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