Ballerio, Alberto, Gill, Bruce D. & Grebennikov, Vasily V., 2011, Illustrated overview and identification key to Cameroonian Ceratocanthinae beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Hybosoridae) with description of four new species, Zootaxa 2892, pp. 1-24: 17

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Melanophilharmostes   sp. C

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Material. 1 male, Cameroon S.-West Prov., Bakingili, N04°03.35’ E009°03.823’, 24–26.V. 2006, 250m, V. Grebennikov leg. ( CNCI).

Remarks. This is likely a new species having elytra densely covered by simple, fine punctures and rows of wide, horseshoe-shaped punctures. The parameres are very unusual in having the apical portion bent outwards.


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