Translator Disclaimer
18 December 2015 A Revision of Craniotus Leconte (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae: Asidini), with Descriptions of New Insular Species from Mexico and Notes on Distribution and Biology
Rolf L. Aalbu, Aaron D. Smith, Francisco Sanchez Piñero
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

The genus Craniotus LeConte is revised. The genus includes Craniotus pubescens LeConte and the following new species: Craniotus mardecortesi Aalbu, Smith, and Sanchez Piñero (Isla San Esteban, Baja California, Mexico) and Craniotus triplehorni Aalbu, Smith, and Sanchez Piñero (Gulf Islands and Baja California, Mexico). Craniotus blaisdelli Tanner is placed as a synonym of C. pubescens. This form corresponds to northern populations of C. pubescens. A key to the species is provided. The distribution and biology of the genus are briefly discussed.

Rolf L. Aalbu, Aaron D. Smith, and Francisco Sanchez Piñero "A Revision of Craniotus Leconte (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae: Asidini), with Descriptions of New Insular Species from Mexico and Notes on Distribution and Biology," The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(mo14), 93-100, (18 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-69.mo4.93
Received: 17 July 2015; Accepted: 29 October 2015; Published: 18 December 2015
JOURNAL ARTICLE
8 PAGES


Share
SHARE
KEYWORDS
Baja California
Chuck Triplehorn
darkling beetles
Endemism
island biogeography
Southwestern United States
taxonomy
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top