Scybalocanthon batesi, Vaz-de-Mello & Silva, 2017

Silva, Fernando A. B. & Valois, Marcely, 2019, A taxonomic revision of the genus Scybalocanthon Martínez, 1948 (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Deltochilini), Zootaxa 4629 (3), pp. 301-341: 316

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4629.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1D47B452-0A40-4BC5-9BBA-C06DEB298C9A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/9D12E557-3A56-FF91-95F1-F8D9FB90C668

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scientific name

Scybalocanthon batesi
status

 

Scybalocanthon batesi  Vaz-de-Mello & Silva, 2017

( Figs. 1EView FIGURE 1, 6FView FIGURE 6)

Scybalocanthon batesi  Vaz-de-Mello & Silva, 2017: 143 View Cited Treatment (original description)

Diagnosis. Scybalocanthon batesi  can be easily differentiated from all remaining species in the genus by the elytra having a yellow horizontal band on the central portion occupying approximately one-third of the elytral length ( Fig. 1EView FIGURE 1). Dark brown or black metepisternae. Anterior and posterior edge of the pronotum with a triangular black spot on middle portion.

Description. Body. Oval, lateral edges rounded. Surface opaque, head and elytra microgranulate. Color. Head, anterior and posterior edge of pronotum, anterior and posterior portions of elytra, prosternum, internal portion of hypomera, mesoventrite, mesoepisternae, lateral portions of metaventrite, metepisternae, procoxae, trochanters, basal and apical parts of femora, tibiae, and mesotarsomeres and metatarsomeres dark brown or black. Other parts of the pronotum, horizontal band at the middle portion of elytra, pygidium, most of the hypomera, central portion of metaventrite, abdomen, most of the mesocoxa and metacoxa, and femur (except the extremities) yellowish brown.

Length. 8 mm. Thorax. Anterior angles of pronotum acute (approximately 85°). Lateral margin irregularly curved outward, forming an obtuse angle at the middle portion. Elytra. Striae thin, with elliptical punctures. Eighth stria with a thin carina at the anterior portion. Basal third of the eighth stria inconspicuous (except the basal carina).

Type material. Holotype. BRAZIL: BAHIA, 1892, H.W. Bates (1♀ MNHN)  . Paratypes. BRAZIL: [no data] (1♀ MNHN, 1♀ CEMT)  .

Distribution. Known from Brazil (Bahia) ( Fig. 6FView FIGURE 6). Endemism areas: Unknown.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Scybalocanthon

Loc

Scybalocanthon batesi

Silva, Fernando A. B. & Valois, Marcely 2019
2019