Review of the Thinodromus circulus species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 539-554, 2014
Published in print: 15th December 2014
Abstract: The Thinodromus circulus species group is revised and five species are
recognized within it. Lectotypes are designated for Trogophloeus circulus
Bernhauer, 1922, T. chagosanus Bernhauer, 1922, T. palustris Bernhauer,
1922 and T. arcitenens Fauvel, 1905; Thinodromus velutinus (Sharp, 1887), comb.
nov., is transferred from Carpelimus Leach, 1819. The transferred species is
illustrated with SEM images, the others by colour photographs of external
morphology. Male and female genitalia plus terminalia of the Neotropical species
are illustrated with line drawings; male characters of the Old World taxa
facilitating species recognition are figured.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Oxytelinae, Thinodromus, taxonomy, new species, Neotropical Region, Old World oceanic islands