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1 June 2008 A New Species of the Oriental Abacetine Genus Metabacetus Bates, 1892 (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and a Key to the Species of the Genus
Kipling W. Will, Jong Kyun Park
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Abstract

Metabacetus hermani new species with type locality Vietnam, Hatinh Pr. is added to the six previously described in the rarely collected genus Metabacetus Bates (Carabidae: Abacetini (contained in Pterostichini auct.)). A key to adults, incorporating all species and subspecies of the genus is provided. Characteristics of the members of this genus and species of other genera, e.g., Tiferonia Darlington, Mateuellus Deuve, and Cosmodiscus Sloane and Abacetus Dejean, suggest that Metabacetus is a taxon in the basal grade of a clade including all of these genera. Metabacetus vandoesburgi Straneo is newly recorded from Sabah, Malaysia making it the only species in the genus known from outside its type locality.

Kipling W. Will and Jong Kyun Park "A New Species of the Oriental Abacetine Genus Metabacetus Bates, 1892 (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and a Key to the Species of the Genus," The Coleopterists Bulletin 62(2), 189-196, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.1649/980.1
Received: 1 January 2007; Accepted: 1 December 2007; Published: 1 June 2008
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