Epimetopus lacordairei Orchymont, 1933

Perkins, Philip D., 2012, 3531, Zootaxa 3531, pp. 1-95: 16

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scientific name

Epimetopus lacordairei Orchymont, 1933
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Epimetopus lacordairei Orchymont, 1933  

Figs. 10 (habitus), 14 (aedeagus), 127 (map)

Epimetopus lacordairei Orchymont, 1933: 288   .

Type Material. Holotype (male, greatly disarticulated): Brazil: "Matto Grosso, Corumba" ( ISNB).

New collection records: Bolivia: Beni, Ilha Flores, Rio Itenez , 13° 2' S, 62° 43' W, 7 viii 1964, J. Bouseman & J. Lussenhop (5 MCZ) GoogleMaps   ; Paraguay: Dep. Concepcion, Arroyo Toro Paso , 23° 51' S, 56° 46' W, 25 x 2002, U. Drechsel (5 NMW) GoogleMaps   ; Arroyo Toro Paso, Unterlauf (contrib. Rio Apa ), seepage, 23° 51' S, 56° 46' W, 24 x 2002, U. Drechsel (102 NMW) GoogleMaps   ; Stillwasser des Arroyo Toro Paso, Seitenam ( Uferschlamm ), 23° 51' S, 56° 46' W, 25 x 2002, U. Drechsel (8 NMW) GoogleMaps   .

Differential diagnosis. Differentiated from all members of the Costatus group, except E. trilobus   , by the trilobed apical margin of the pronotal hood ( Figs. 10, 32). The aedeagus of E. lacordairei   ( Fig. 14), with an apically deeply bifid median lobe, differs markedly from all other members of the genus. The aedeagus of E. trilobus   ( Fig. 36) probably represents a preliminary stage in the evolution of the extreme condition seen in E. lacordairei   . This view is supported by the fact that both species have a tri-lobed pronotal apex—the only species now known to have that condition.

Distribution. Currently known from Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay ( Fig. 127).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Epimetopidae

Genus

Epimetopus

Loc

Epimetopus lacordairei Orchymont, 1933

Perkins, Philip D. 2012
2012
Loc

Epimetopus lacordairei

Orchymont, A. 1933: 288
1933