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1 September 2009 A New Genus of Leiodid Beetle from Chile, with Generic Key and Species Checklist of Described Neopelatopini (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Camiarinae)
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A new staphylinoid beetle, Capnosolius ariasae gen. et sp. nov. is described from the Valdivian region of Chile. Members of this species display morphological affinities with both Leiodidae and Agyrtidae, including a weakly explanate pronotum, leiodid-like antennal club, and loss of aedeagal parameres. This new species is placed within its own genus on the basis of morphological uniqueness; the genus is tentatively placed within Camiarinae: Neopelatopini, with a discussion of support from morphological and DNA evidence. A key to described genera and a species checklist are provided for world Neopelatopini.

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Ainsley E. Seago and Alfred F. Newton "A New Genus of Leiodid Beetle from Chile, with Generic Key and Species Checklist of Described Neopelatopini (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Camiarinae)," Annales Zoologici 59(3), 297-304, (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345409X476387
Received: 1 September 2009; Accepted: 1 September 2009; Published: 1 September 2009
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