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18 December 2015 Scleropatroides Löbl and Merkl (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Opatrini) Discovered in Australia, with Description of a New Species and Discussion of Related Genera
Dariusz Iwan, Eric G. Matthews
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Abstract

Scleropatroides Löbl and Merkl, 2003 (Tenebrioninae: Opatrini) is recorded from Australia for the first time, based on Scleropatroides triplehorni Iwan and Matthews, new species. Scleropatroides is compared with the related genera Scleropatrum Reitter, 1877 and PolycoelogastridionReichardt, 1936. The world distribution of the three genera is discussed, and their included species are listed in an appendix. New combinations proposed are Scleropatroides girardi (Ferrer, 2000) and Scleropatroides gustafssoni (Ferrer, 2000), both transferred from Scleropatrum.

Dariusz Iwan and Eric G. Matthews "Scleropatroides Löbl and Merkl (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Opatrini) Discovered in Australia, with Description of a New Species and Discussion of Related Genera," The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(mo14), 115-121, (18 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-69.mo4.115
Received: 4 August 2015; Accepted: 4 November 2015; Published: 18 December 2015
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Chuck Triplehorn
darkling beetles
distribution
Polycoelogastridion
Scleropatrum
taxonomy
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