Cuccodorodes gen. nov., an apterous Batrisitae from the tropical Himalayas (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 321-330, 2018
Published online: 28th August 2018
Published in print: 31st December 2018
Abstract: A new apterous genus of the pselaphine tribe Batrisini, Cuccodorodes gen. nov.,
is described from the tropical Himalayan region, with three new species: C.
darjeelingensis sp. nov. (type species) from northern India, and C. koshiensis
sp. nov. and C. weiperti sp. nov. from eastern Nepal. All new species are
similar in external morphology, and are probably restricted to small
geographical areas. Reliable species identifications may only be based on an
examination of the aedeagus.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae, Batrisini, new genus, new species, taxonomy, India, Nepal, Oriental Region