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A new species of Passalus (Passalus) from Atlantic Rainforest, with a key and checklist for the Brazilian Petrejus group (Coleoptera, Passalidae)

Author:
Mattos, Ingrid, Miras Mermudes, José Ricardo
Source:
Journal of natural history 2018 v.52 no.37-38 pp. 2351-2367
ISSN:
1464-5262
Subject:
Passalidae, aedeagus, conservation areas, new species, rain forests, Brazil
Abstract:
A new species of Passalus is described from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. A synthesis of the current state of knowledge concerning the Brazilian species of the Petrejus group is presented with a new key to the described Passalus lockerum sp. nov., which is characterized by the frontal area finely and sparsely punctate, interstices shiny; anteriorly with distinct rounded, coarse and shallow punctures, contiguous or not. Also, the secondary median frontal tubercles are close, vestigial to small and subcontiguous at base. Unique characteristic specific to the aedeagus are also important. The species is restricted to a protected conservation area of the Atlantic Forest in the state of Rio de Janeiro. www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A0A6251E-DFD0-4BB7-90EE-D7FA29AE8243
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6221443