A review of the Pselaphinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Socotra Island

Hlaváč Peter, Baňař Petr
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(supplementum): 121-132, 2014
Published in print: 30th December 2014
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Abstract: First records of the Pselaphinae (Staphylinidae) from Socotra Island, Yemen, are given. Three new species: Epicaris bezdeki sp. nov., Trissemus socotranus sp. nov. and Centrophthalmus scanticola sp. nov. are described. A new diagnosis of the genus Epicaris Reitter, 1882 is provided and a redescription is also given. The list of the Pselaphinae of Socotra Island is completed by records of Articerodes syriacus (Saulcy, 1865), Ctenisomorphus major (Raffray, 1877), and Trissemus maroccanus wittmeri Besuchet, 1981.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae, Centrophthalmus, Epicaris, Trissemus, taxonomy, new species, new records, Yemen, Socotra
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