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Aleocharine Beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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Series: Pensoft Series Faunistica Volume: 98

By: J Klimaszewski, D Langor, G Pelletier, C Bourdon and L Perdereau

313 pages, colour & b/w photos, b/w distribution maps

Pensoft Publishers

Hardback | Oct 2011 | #195403 | ISBN-13: 9789546426048
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About this book

Language: English

In this first comprehensive survey of the Aleocharinae fauna of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), 172 species in 47 genera and 12 tribes are reported for the province. One new tribe, Boreocyphini Klimaszewski and Langor, was erected to accommodate Boreocypha Klimaszewski and Langor, gen. n. Thirty-two new species are described.

In addition to the 32 newly described species, we report 103 new provincial records for NL, including six new Canadian records. The NL fauna includes 26 adventive species of palaearctic origin, 14 holarctic species, and four species of undetermined status (holarctic or adventive). Adventive species constitute 15% of the total known aleocharine fauna of the province. The following new synonymy is established (first name being valid): Atheta fanatica Casey = Atheta irrita Casey. All species accounts include a short diagnosis, collection data, distribution in Canada, a colour habitus image, and black and white images or drawings of genital structures of both sexes. Keys to tribes, genera and species (with the exception of Atheta s. l.) are provided.


- Introduction 9
- Materials and methods 11
- Results 13
- Discussion 14
- Checklist of Aleocharinae species in Newfoundland and Labrador 15
- Key to tribes of Aleocharinae occurring in Newfoundland and Labrador 25
- Species review in taxonomic order 33
- Acknowledgements 191
- References 193
- Plates 201
- Maps 289
- Index of taxonomic names listed in the text 309

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