The genus Parapelonides Barr consists of five species: Parapelonides beckeri Barr, Parapelonides bellamyi Opitz, new species, Parapelonides chamelae Barr; Parapelonides nigrescens (Schaeffer), and Parapelonides penrosei Barr. Morphological evidence suggests that the sister genus of Parapelonides is Pelonides Kuwert. Included in this work are a generic description of Parapelonides, description of one new species, a key to species, 15 line drawings, eight scanning electron micrographs, one species distribution map, three color photos of male genitalia, five color habitus illustrations, and a discussion of the diversification of the species.
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