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18 March 2017 Taxonomic Notes on Olibroporus Casey and Pycinus Guillebeau (Coleoptera: Phalacridae), with Diagnosis and Distribution of the Widespread Species Olibroporus punctatus Casey
Matthew L. Gimmel
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Abstract

The widespread New World species Olibroporus punctatus Casey, 1890 is diagnosed and illustrated using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy, and its geographic distribution is mapped. Olibroporus grouvellei (Guillebeau, 1894) (originally in Parasemus Guillebeau) is considered a new junior synonym of O. punctatus. Based on further examination of specimens from the Neotropics, Pycinus Guillebeau, 1893 is reevaluated to be a new junior synonym of Olibroporus Casey, resulting in 12 new combinations. Novel structures imaged using SEM are discussed, and a general discussion of rampant genus-level synonymy in the Phalacridae follows.

Matthew L. Gimmel "Taxonomic Notes on Olibroporus Casey and Pycinus Guillebeau (Coleoptera: Phalacridae), with Diagnosis and Distribution of the Widespread Species Olibroporus punctatus Casey," The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(1), 61-73, (18 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-71.1.61
Received: 7 September 2016; Accepted: 1 January 2017; Published: 18 March 2017
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Cucujoidea
Nearctic
neotropical
nomenclature
Phalacrinae
shining mold beetles
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