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1 December 2016 Leptodes of Iran, with Description of Six New Cavernicolous Species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae: Leptodini)
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Six new species of Leptodes Dejean, 1834 are described from caves in southern parts of Iran: Leptodes (Leptodes) chakchakensis sp. nov., L. (Leptodes) farashahi sp. nov., L. (Mesoleptodes) karmaniae sp. nov., L. (Mesoleptodes) khanensis sp. nov., L. (Mesoleptodes) persiae sp. nov., L. (Mesoleptodes) shapouri sp. nov. The species Leptodes (Mesoleptodes) kulzeri Kaszab, 1959 and L. (Mesoleptodes) solieri Semenov, 1909 are redescribed based on recently collected specimens. An identification key to the nine Leptodes species known from Iran is given.

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Mohadeseh Sadat Tahami, Ottó Merkl, and Saber Sadeghi "Leptodes of Iran, with Description of Six New Cavernicolous Species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae: Leptodini)," Annales Zoologici 66(4), 589-606, (1 December 2016). https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2016.66.4.012
Received: 28 July 2016; Accepted: 1 December 2016; Published: 1 December 2016
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