The Afrotropical genus HyginellusDistant, 1913 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Heterogastridae) is revised. The following new subjective synonymies and new combinations are proposed: HyginellusDistant, 1913 = HeteropynellusScudder, 1962, syn. nov.; Hyginellus gayeiDistant, 1913 = H. fasciatusScudder, 1957, syn. nov.; Hyginellus tropicus (Scudder, 1962), comb. nov. (transferred from Heteropynellus). Four new species are described, Hyginellus impunctatus Kondorosy, sp. nov. (Tanzania), Hyginellus linnavuorii Kondorosy, sp. nov. (Togo), Hyginellus ornatus Kondorosy, sp. nov. (Ghana, Cameroon) and Hyginellus scudderi Kondorosy, sp. nov. (Ghana, Central African Republic). Hyginellus gayei is recorded first time from Benin and Ghana.
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