Afromorgus reiterorum sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Trogidae) from Socotra Island

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:D. Král, Kubáň V.
Journal:Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae
Issue:(supl. 2)
Start Page:147
Type of Article:© 2013 Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Afromorgus, Coleoptera, description, new species, Scarabaeoidea, Socotra, taxonomy, Trogidae, Yemen

Afromorgus reiterorum sp. nov. from Socotra Island, Yemen is described and its diagnostic characters are illustrated. The new species is compared with similar and probably closely related species A. squalidus (Olivier, 1789), A. frater (Pittino, 2005), A. saturoi (Kawai, 2006) and species of the A. melancholicus (Fåhraeus, 1858) group. The differential diagnosis is based mainly on different structure of the pronotum and elytron, and on the shape of aedeagus.

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