The resurrection of the Chilean genus Mecothorax Solier 1851, type species: M. castanipennis Solier 1851 (by original monotypy) with 15 included species is here redescribed, illustrated and mapped: Mecothorax castanipennis Solier 1851, vulgaris (Solier 1851) comb. nov., anticura sp. nov., calafquen sp. nov., carmenjuliae sp. nov., duahatao sp. nov., girardai sp. nov., lanin sp. nov., maipoensis sp. nov., maturanai sp. nov., pichinahuel sp. nov., pucatrihue sp. nov., valdiviensis sp. nov., valparaisensis sp. nov., and villarricensis sp. nov. Mecothorax belongs to the subfamily Elaterinae and tribe Pomachiliini.
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Vol. 83 • No. 3