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1 June 2011 Description of a New Species of Meziomorphum Pic (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) from the Western Cape Region of South Africa
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Meziomorphum montagu Trimboli and Philips, new species, from Montagu Cave near the town of the same name in South Africa is described. This species, like all others within the genus, is characterized by an unusual pronotal setal structure composed of a thin inflated shell covering the surface to various degrees, as well as stout, erect leg and elytral spines. It is suspected to be a cave endemic, the only species in this genus with this characteristic currently known.

S. R. Trimboli and T. K. Philips "Description of a New Species of Meziomorphum Pic (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) from the Western Cape Region of South Africa," The Coleopterists Bulletin 65(2), 109-114, (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.1649/072.065.0201
Received: 30 November 2010; Accepted: 26 February 2011; Published: 1 June 2011
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