Megalopinus heissi Puthz, 1997

Jałoszyński, Paweł, 2020, A new species and new records of Malagasy Megalopinus Eichelbaum (Coleoptera Staphylinidae, Megalopsidiinae), with notes on the sperm pump in rove beetles, Zootaxa 4768 (3), pp. 425-434: 429

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4768.3.9

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:984DD65D-0BE3-4A09-8CE7-E65F8BAB95C8

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3794788

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/09318793-FFBC-2D37-E18E-E9BBFE215DA7

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scientific name

Megalopinus heissi Puthz
status

 

Megalopinus heissi Puthz  

( Figs 13–18 View FIGURES 13–18 )

Megalopinus heissi Puthz, 1997: 7   , fig. 1.

Material studied: CE Madagascar: 1 ♂, Parc Anjozorobe Angavo , circuit trail to parking place, -18.4070 / 47.9445, ~ 1300 m, rainforest, from vegetation, leg. R GoogleMaps   . Ruta ( MNHW)   .

Remarks. This species was previously known to occur in Montagne D’Ambre N.P., in the northernmost area of the island. Similarly as for M. lemur   , the new finding extends its distribution to the central-eastern region of Madagascar.

Proportions and shapes of body parts, pigmentation and puncture pattern do not differ between the holotype (studied as a high-resolution photograph) and the newly collected specimen, except for the antennal clubs, which in the male from Anjozorobe are not distinctly darkened. The aedeagus of the newly found specimen ( Figs 16−18 View FIGURES 13–18 ) dif- fers from that illustrated by Puthz (1997) in minor details, mainly in the pair of small, elongate submedian sclerites not separated, but touching at middle. This seems to be either a variation or a result of misplacement of endophallic structures during preparation.

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Megalopinus

Loc

Megalopinus heissi Puthz

Jałoszyński, Paweł 2020
2020
Loc

Megalopinus heissi

Puthz, V. 1997: 7
1997