Eleven new species and a new country record of Pselaphodes (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from China, with a revised checklist of world species

Huang Meng-Chi, Li Li-Zhen, Yin Zi-Wei
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 457-478, 2018
Published online: 14th November 2018
Published in print: 31st December 2018
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Abstract: Eleven new species of the ant-loving beetle genus Pselaphodes Westwood, 1870 (Pselaphinae: Tyrini) are described from China: P. aduncus sp. nov. (Yunnan), P. anjiensis sp. nov. (Zhejiang), P. antennarius sp. nov. (Guizhou), P. baoxingensis sp. nov. (Sichuan), P. daweishanus sp. nov. (Yunnan), P. elongatus sp. nov. (Yunnan), P. maolanensis sp. nov. (Guizhou), P. paraculeus sp. nov. (Guangxi, Guizhou), P. posticus sp. nov. (Jiangxi), P. prominulus sp. nov. (Jiangxi, Guangxi), and P. songxiaobini sp. nov. (Xizang). Pselaphodes spinosus Champion, 1925, originally known from northern India, is newly recorded from China (Xizang). Male habitus and major diagnostic characters of all treated species are illustrated. A revised checklist and a map summarizing the distributions of the world species of Pselaphodes are provided.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae, Tyrini, taxonomy, new taxa, new record, checklist, distribution, China
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