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1 December 2016 Contribution to the Knowledge of Darkling Beetles of the Tribe Ceratanisini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the Caucasus and Anatolia
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Six new species of the pimeliine genus Ceratanisus Gebien, 1937 are described from Transcaucasia and Anatolia: C. talyshensis sp. nov. (Azerbaijan: Talysh), C. transcaucasicus sp. nov. (Azerbaijan: Nakhchivan; Armenia: Ararat Prov.), C. khnzoriani sp. nov. (Armenia: Megri), C. costipennis sp. nov. (Turkey: Ankara), C. keskini sp. nov. (Turkey: Malatya Province), C. purcharti sp. nov. (Turkey: Kayseri Province, Taurus Mts.). A lectotype for C. tristis (Faldermann, 1837) from the Peloponnese Peninsula is designated. One new synonymy is established: Ceratanisus Gemminger, 1870 = Haemerophygus Baudi di Selve, 1876, syn. nov. The follow new combinations are also established (all species are transferred from the genus Haemerophygus): Ceratanisus mucoreus (Waltl, 1838), comb. nov., Ceratanisus graecus (Kraatz, 1877), comb. nov., Ceratanisus allardi (Reitter, 1884), comb. nov., Ceratanisus taygetanus (Reitter, 1898), comb. nov., Ceratanisus osellai (Scupola, 1984), comb. nov., Ceratanisus guerroumii (F. Soldati et L. Soldati, 2002), comb. nov.

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Maxim Nabozhenko, Julio Ferrer, Mark Kalashian, and Gayirbeg Abdurakhmanov "Contribution to the Knowledge of Darkling Beetles of the Tribe Ceratanisini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the Caucasus and Anatolia," Annales Zoologici 66(4), 607-620, (1 December 2016). https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2016.66.4.013
Received: 25 April 2016; Accepted: 21 November 2016; Published: 1 December 2016
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