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1 September 2013 A Revision of the Neotropical Genus Amithao Thomson, 1878 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini)
Brett C. Ratcliffe
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Abstract

The genus Amithao Thomson, 1878 is comprehensively revised. Redescriptions of previously known species, a key for identification, and illustrations of the 13 species are provided. Guatemalica marginicollis (Burmeister) is transferred to Amithao. The following new synonyms are established: Desicasta nonfriedi Schoch and Amithao erici Mitter are Amithao erythropus (Burmeister); Amithao thomsoni (Janson) is Amithao haematopus (Schaum); Amithao niveosparsus Moser and Amithao sparsus Casey are Amithao lafertei (Thomson); and Amithao spence (Gory and Percheron) is Amithao tristis (F.). Amithao obscurus Schoch is a female of Tiaocera rhinoceros (Gory and Percheron). Amithao staudingeri Schürhoff is rediscovered. Amithao tristis (F.) is transferred from junior to senior synonymy. Amithao anthracinus Ratcliffe from Panama is described as a new species.

Brett C. Ratcliffe "A Revision of the Neotropical Genus Amithao Thomson, 1878 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 67(3), 265-292, (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-67.3.265
Received: 6 May 2013; Accepted: 18 July 2013; Published: 1 September 2013
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cetoniines
Neotropics
new species
scarab beetles
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