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1 January 2006 The Mesoamerican Genus Yaaxkumukia: Biogeography and Descriptions of New Species (Coleoptera: Rutelidae)
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The until now monospecific genus Yaaxkumukia Morón & Nogueira (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Rutelidae: Anomalinae: Anomalini) occurs in the south of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. Two new species Yaaxkumukia conabioi sp. nov. and Yaaxkumukia moroni sp. nov. are described, and the type species of the genus, Yaaxkumukia ephemera Morón & Nogueira, is redescribed. A key of the species of Yaaxkumukia is provided. Collection records show that the species of Yaaxkumukia are associated with medium-elevation cloud forest, and their scarce mobility together with the fragmentation of this ecosystem threatens their populations. The biogeography of the genus also is discussed.

Estefanía Micó, Benigno Gómez, and Eduardo Galante "The Mesoamerican Genus Yaaxkumukia: Biogeography and Descriptions of New Species (Coleoptera: Rutelidae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99(1), 1-6, (1 January 2006). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2006)099[0001:TMGYBA]2.0.CO;2
Received: 27 December 2004; Accepted: 1 June 2005; Published: 1 January 2006
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