Kenyacus, Alluaud, 1917

Kataev, Boris M., 2019, A review of the Afrotropical genus Kenyacus (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Harpalini) from the Rwenzori Mountains, with description of seven new species, Zootaxa 4679 (3), pp. 463-498 : 482

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4679.3.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5723773A-49BD-4CDB-99CD-B3A0AFC24F66

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5932996

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FD87C3-FFA5-D514-DE8E-ECC4FCA8FA49

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Kenyacus
status

 

Kenyacus sp.

( Fig. 51c View FIGURE 51 )

Material examined. 1 ♀, “ UGANDA: Western Region, Kasese District, 9.5 km NWW Nyakalengija, Rwenzori Mts. National Park, main trail from John Matte Hut to Nyabitaba Hut , 0°21.97’N 29°57.58’E, accuracy 200 m, extent 15 m, h = 2800 m, Hagenia , Hypericum , Rubus , Impatiens , big gaps with bushes and grass, sifting leaf litter [3596] [Garmin 60CSx; WGS84] V.I. Gusarov, 17.viii.2008, U162” ( ZMUN) GoogleMaps .

Remarks. This female is very similar in size and other characters to K. berndi sp. n., but has pronotum with much wider base and with sharper basal angles. In addition, it was collected almost 3 km downstream and about 600 m below from the localities of K. berndi sp. n. in the same valley ( Fig. 51c View FIGURE 51 ). To clarify the status of this female specimen additional material, including males, is needed, but it is very likely that it belongs to a separate, still undescribed species.

Body length 3.9 mm, width 1.7 mm.

Proportions. PWmax/PL 1.34; EL/EW 1.44; EL/PL 2.69; EW/PWmax 1.43; HWmax/PWmax 0.76; HWmin/ PWmax 0.65; PWmax/PWmin 1.17; HWmax/HWmin 1.16.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae