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ZooKeys 423: A Revision of the Neotropical Species of Bolitogyrus Chevrolat, a Geographically Disjunct Lineage of Staphylinini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)

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Series: ZooKeys Volume: 423

By: Adam J Brunke (Author), I Alexey Solodovnikov (Author)

113 pages, colour & b/w photos

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | Jul 2014 | #215953 | ISBN-13: 9789546427380
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The Neotropical species of the rarely collected genus Bolitogyrus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae: Staphylinini) are revised. The genus exhibits an uncommon, disjunct distribution between the Neotropical and Oriental Regions and is of unknown phylogenetic position within Staphylinini. Morphological evolution remarkable for Staphylinini was discovered within Bolitogyrus, including sexually dimorphic modificationsof the pronotum that may be involved in male competition for females. rSEM interactive animations were used to establish morphological species boundaries between two highly variable species and are provided to illustrate diagnostic characters of the genitalia in unconventional views. The genus is redescribed based on the world fauna and twenty-eight Neotropical species are considered valid. Of these, nineteen are described as new to science. A summary of all available bionomic and distributional data, as well as an illustrated identification key to and diagnoses of all Neotropical species are provided.


Introduction   4
Material and methods   5
Specimens   5
Specimen dataset   6
Microscopy, illustration and photography   6
Distribution maps   6
Measurements   7
Data resources   7
Results   7
Species   7
Distribution   8
Natural history and specimen collection   8
Morphology   9
Taxonomy   11
Bolitogyrus Chevrolat, 1842   11
Buphthalmus Group   21
Bolitogyrus buphthalmus (Erichson, 1840)   21
Bolitogyrus costaricensis (Wendeler, 1927)   26
Bolitogyrus erythrurus (Kraatz, 1858)   30
Bolitogyrus fulgidus (Sharp, 1884)   31
Bolitogyrus pulchrus Brunke, sp. n.    33
Bolitogyrus sallei (Kraatz, 1858), stat. r.   34
Bolitogyrus salvini (Sharp, 1884)   36
Bullatus Lineage   38
Species incertae sedis within the Bullatus Lineage
Bolitogyrus bullatus (Sharp, 1884)   39
Bolitogyrus apicofasciatus Brunke, sp. n.    44
Ashei Group   45
Bolitogyrus ashei Brunke, sp. n.   46
Bolitogyrus tortifolius Brunke, sp. n.   48
Bolitogyrus pseudotortifolius Brunke, sp. n.   50
Cornutus Group   51
Bolitogyrus cornutus Brunke, sp. n.   52
Bolitogyrus brevistellus Brunke, sp. n.   54
Bolitogyrus bufo Brunke, sp. n.   55
Bolitogyrus cheungi Brunke, sp. n.   58
Bolitogyrus gracilis Brunke, sp. n.   59
Bolitogyrus longistellus Brunke, sp. n.   61
Bolitogyrus thomasi Brunke, sp. n.   62
Divisus Group   63
Bolitogyrus divisus Brunke, sp. n.   64
Bolitogyrus falini Brunke, sp. n.   67
Bolitogyrus inexspectatus Brunke, sp. n.   69
Strigifrons Group   70
Bolitogyrus strigifrons (Wendeler, 1928)   70
Bolitogyrus silex Brunke, sp. n.   72
Bolitogyrus viridescens Brunke, sp. n.   73
Species incertae sedis in Bolitogyrus
Bolitogyrus bechyneorum (Scheerpeltz, 1974)   74
Bolitogyrus marquezi Brunke, sp. n.   76
Bolitogyrus newtoni Brunke, sp. n.   78
Undescribed species of Bolitogyrus
Undescribed species #1   79
Undescribed species #2   80
Plates   80
Acknowledgements   110
References   111

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