Cis Latreille, 1796

Lawrence, John F., 2019, The Australian Ciidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea): supplement, Zootaxa 4555 (4), pp. 451-490: 452

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Cis Latreille, 1796


Cis Latreille, 1796  

Seven of the species described below belong to the Cis pacificus   group: Cis bicolorellus   sp. nov., C. christmasensis   sp. nov., C. densus   sp. nov., C. howensis   sp. nov., C. latemarginatus   sp. nov., C. macilentus   sp. nov., C. pycnostictus   sp. nov..These have an oblong to somewhat elongate body, very fine dorsal vestiture, dual elytral punctation, carinate prosternum, and usually a vertexal sex patch in the male and simple anterior pronotal edge in both sexes. This group includes a number of species distributed throughout Southeast Asia, and the East Indies to New Guinea, Australia, New Caledonia and the Pacific and west at least to the Seychelles. In addition, there is a single species, Cis apodemus   , sp. nov., in the Cis compressicornis   group, which also includes Cis compressicornis Fairmaire   ( Fiji), Cis solomonensis Blair   (New Guinea) and several undescribed species from Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea and the Pacific. The Cis multidentatus   group is represented by C. rhaibocerus   sp. nov. and the Cis literatus   group by C. brachytrichus   sp. nov. The remaining four new species, C. depressus   sp. nov., C. incomptus   sp. nov., C. occidentalis   sp. nov and C. prominens   sp. nov., are not clearly aligned to previously recognised species groups.