The African species of the genus Menephilus are revised and figured. A key to the species is provided. New species: M. ardoini sp. nov. (Cameroon), M. kanlamaensis sp. nov. (Congo), M. kivuensis sp. nov. (Congo), M. okondoensis sp. nov. (Congo, Cameroon); new synonyms: M. fasciolatus camerunensis Ardoin, 1958 syn. nov. of M. fasciolatus (Fairmaire, 1891), M. quadriplagiatus Fairmaire, 1891 syn. nov. of M. quadrinotatus Motschulsky, 1872, M. trifasciatus nigricollis Ardoin, 1958 syn. nov. of M. trifasciatus Gebien, 1911; new combination: Taraxides brevitarsis (Quedenfeldt, 1885) new comb. from Menephilus with Menephilus blapoides (Fairmaire, 1893) syn. nov.
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