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1 December 2016 Taxonomy and Distribution of Palaearctic Metaclisa Jacquelin Du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Wolfgang Schawaller
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The Palaearctic species of the genus Metaclisa Jacquelin du Val, 1861 are revised. M. andoi sp. nov. is described from Yunnan Province, China. Androsus cyanescens Pic, 1934 syn. nov. is proposed as a synonym of Metaclisa atrocyanea (Lewis, 1891). An identification key for the 8 Palaearctic species is compiled. The genus has a transpalaearctic distribution with a huge disjunction: six species occur in the eastern part, and only two species in the western Palaearctic Region. The species have an arboreal way of life and are considered as indicators for old-growth forests.

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Wolfgang Schawaller "Taxonomy and Distribution of Palaearctic Metaclisa Jacquelin Du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)," Annales Zoologici 66(4), 551-556, (1 December 2016).
Received: 20 April 2016; Accepted: 1 November 2016; Published: 1 December 2016
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