Lepanus carbinensis Gunter & Weir, 2021

Gunter, Nicole L. & Weir, Thomas A., 2021, Revision of Australian species of the dung beetle genus Lepanus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae): review of the L. ustulatus, L. storeyi, and L. nitidus species groups and description of eight new species, Zootaxa 4923 (1), pp. 1-66 : 45

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4923.1.1

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4537974

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/1A323678-6202-2230-09D9-FCA2FA5F6EED

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scientific name

Lepanus carbinensis Gunter & Weir
status

new species

Lepanus carbinensis Gunter & Weir   , new species

Lepanus dichrous ( Gillet, 1925)  

Lepanus kulki Gunter & Weir   , new species

Lepanus nitidus Matthews, 1974  

Lepanus vangerweni Gunter & Weir   , new species

Key to species of the Lepanus nitidus   species group

1 Ridge on ventral side of protibia apically more or less joined to the second tooth by a fine carina ( Fig. 13G View FIGURE 13 ); aedeagus with left paramere excised apically............................................................................... 2

– Ridge on ventral side of protibia not joined to the second tooth by a fine carina ( Fig. 13H View FIGURE 13 ); aedeagus with left paramere excised apically or not........................................................................................ 3

2 Lateral lobe of metaventrite with inner border beside mesocoxa anteriorly widened ( Fig. 13M View FIGURE 13 ); male medial lobe of metaventrite with a very small tubercle located approximately halfway between mesocoxae and metacoxae ( Fig. 13I View FIGURE 13 ); male protibia as in Fig. 13A View FIGURE 13 ; aedeagus as in Fig. 16D View FIGURE 16 ; generally larger species 3.6–4.4 mm; widely distributed in Queensland Wet Tropics from south of Cooktown to Cardwell Range.......................................... Lepanus nitidus Matthews, 1974  

– Lateral lobe of metaventrite with inner border beside mesocoxa not anteriorly widened, of same width throughout ( Fig. 13N View FIGURE 13 ); male medial lobe of metaventrite without very small tubercle; male protibia as in Fig. 13C View FIGURE 13 ; aedeagus as in Fig. 16C View FIGURE 16 ; smaller species 3.5 mm; Queensland northern Wet Tropics, apparently restricted to the Mt Finnigan and Thornton Peak blocks above 700 m. .......................................................... Lepanus kulki Gunter & Weir   , new species

3 Apical area of elytra nitid, with stria 1 and usually stria 2 superficial, appearing as a single line ( Fig. 13L View FIGURE 13 ); metaventrite smooth and nitid between metacoxae, male with a very small tubercle located closer to metacoxae than mesocoxae ( Fig. 13J View FIGURE 13 ), female without tubercle or depression; male protibia as in Fig. 13D View FIGURE 13 ; aedeagus as in Fig. 16B View FIGURE 16 , with left paramere excised apically; 3.3–3.8 mm; Queensland Wet Tropics from Lamb Range to Ravenshoe.................. Lepanus dichrous ( Gillet, 1925)  

– Apical area of elytra usually very finely reticulate, with stria 1 and usually stria 2 slightly impressed, appearing as a double line ( Fig. 13O View FIGURE 13 ); metaventrite between metacoxae more-or-less reticulate, male with a medial longitudinal depression between mesocoxae and metacoxae ( Fig. 13K View FIGURE 13 ), female with a small depression and medial line between metacoxae; aedeagus as in Figs. 16A, E View FIGURE 16 with left paramere not excised apically, somewhat pointed; larger species 4.0– 5.2 mm ......................... 4

4 Metaventrite with punctures on medial lobe minute, much smaller than those on the lateral lobe ( Fig. 13P View FIGURE 13 ); male protibia as in Fig. 13E View FIGURE 13 ; pygidial reticulation usually confined to central and basal areas; aedeagus as in Fig. 16E View FIGURE 16 , with apically deflexed part of right paramere rounded; Queensland Wet Tropics from Lamb Range to Cardstone , above 750 m. ................................................................................ Lepanus vangerweni Gunter & Weir   , new species

– Metaventrite with punctures on medial lobe larger, about the same size as those on the lateral lobe ( Fig. 13Q View FIGURE 13 ); male protibiae as in Fig.13F View FIGURE 13 ; pygidium usually nearly completely reticulate; aedeagus as in Fig. 16A View FIGURE 16 with apically deflexed part of right paramere angulate; Queensland Wet Tropics, apparently restricted to the Mt Carbine Tableland Zone. ...................................................................................... Lepanus carbinensis Gunter & Weir   , new species

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Lepanus

Loc

Lepanus carbinensis Gunter & Weir

Gunter, Nicole L. & Weir, Thomas A. 2021
2021
Loc

Lepanus kulki

Gunter & Weir 2021
2021
Loc

Lepanus vangerweni

Gunter & Weir 2021
2021
Loc

Lepanus nitidus Matthews, 1974

, Matthews 1974
1974