Namaphilusgen, 2017

Deschodt, Christian M. & Davis, Adrian L. V., 2017, Transfer of three species of Namakwanus Scholtz & Howden to Versicorpus Deschodt, Davis & Scholtz or to Namaphilus gen. nov., with descriptions of two new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History 7 (7), pp. 109-114 : 110

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5562912

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5557615

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C7F607-FFFD-FFC5-A754-32B1EEC86034

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scientific name

Namaphilusgen
status

Namaphilusgen . nov.

Namaphilusgen . nov., Figs 1–2 View Fig View Fig

TYPE SPECIES. Namakwanus endroedyi Deschodt, Davis & Scholtz, 2011 , here designated.

Gender of new name: masculine.

DESCRIPTION. Small (7.1–9.7 mm long × 4.5–5.8 mm wide) dark brown, rounded and convex beetles.

Head: with two small and short, slightly upturned clypeal teeth; one much smaller tooth medially on lower margin of clypeus.

Pronotum: dark brown, convex with ovoid to round punctures.

Protibia: tridentate in last one-third of outside margin, more or less smooth in first two-thirds.

Elytra: strongly convex, dark brown.

Sterna: mesometasternal suture straight.

Scutellum not visible.

Pygidium: shagreened with small punctures.

DISCUSSION. Morphologically this new genus can easily be separated from Versicorpus by lacking serrations on the outside margins of the front tibiae and by being smaller (7.1–9.7 mm long) and more convex than the larger (10.1 mm) and more elongate Versicorpus . The clypeus of Namakwanus has much more pronounced clypeal teeth than Namaphilus . The known species in the genus thus currently comprise Namaphilus davisi ( Deschodt & Scholtz, 2007) comb. nov., Namaphilus endroedyi ( Deschodt, Davis & Scholtz, 2011) comb. nov. and Namaphilus ameibensis spec. nov.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Loc

Namaphilusgen

Deschodt, Christian M. & Davis, Adrian L. V. 2017
2017
Loc

Namakwanus endroedyi Deschodt , Davis & Scholtz , 2011

Deschodt, Davis & Scholtz 2011
2011