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
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