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21 June 2010 Discovery of the Skiff Beetle Genus Yara Reichardt and Hinton (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Hydroscaphidae) in Venezuela, with Description of a New Species
Andrew E. Z. Short, Luis J. Joly, Mauricio García
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Abstract

The Neotropical skiff beetle genus Yara Reichardt and Hinton is recorded from Venezuela for the first time, marking the first discovery of the genus since its original description in 1976. The Venezuelan species, Yara maculata Short, Joly, and Garcia, new species, is described and illustrated, bringing the total number of species in the genus to three. It is currently known from several localities along the northwestern edge of the Guiana Shield. The presence of a mat of recumbent setae on tergite IV, often considered diagnostic for the family, is found to be absent in Yara. A key to the three species is provided as well as observations on the habitat and seasonality of the new species.

Andrew E. Z. Short, Luis J. Joly, and Mauricio García "Discovery of the Skiff Beetle Genus Yara Reichardt and Hinton (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Hydroscaphidae) in Venezuela, with Description of a New Species," The Coleopterists Bulletin 64(2), 151-156, (21 June 2010). https://doi.org/10.1649/072.064.0212
Received: 26 February 2010; Accepted: 1 April 2010; Published: 21 June 2010
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Amazonas
aquatic beetles
Guiana Shield
hygropetric habitats
taxonomy
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