Episcaphula (Tropidoscaphula) Heller

Skelley, Paul E., Leschen, Richard A. B. & Liu, Zhenhua, 2021, New Australian Erotylinae with notes on Dacnini (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea Erotylidae), Zootaxa 4948 (3), pp. 363-380: 376

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4948.3.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6A2B152A-D23A-4051-9D5A-957D9E509149

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4629074

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5F3187E2-4B03-4C43-FF63-FA0C544AE2CE

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Plazi

scientific name

Episcaphula (Tropidoscaphula) Heller
status

 

Episcaphula (Tropidoscaphula) Heller  

Episcaphula (Tropidoscaphula) Heller, 1920: 56   .

Type species: Episcaphula corallipes Gorham, 1888: 142–143   , by original designation.

Diagnosis. Tropidoscaphula has characters of Episcaphula   as discussed above. It is distinguished from other subgenera by the following characters: body shape broader more elliptical; surface not densely punctate or pubescent; pronotal lateral bead at margin thickened, widest anteriorly; elytral lateral margin notably explanate most of length; and prosternum with weak but distinct keeled (reduced in the new species).

Remarks. Tropidoscaphula currently has nine described species distributed in Indonesia (New Guinea to northern Borneo). The species described here extends that range to northern Australia.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Erotylidae

Genus

Episcaphula

Loc

Episcaphula (Tropidoscaphula) Heller

Skelley, Paul E., Leschen, Richard A. B. & Liu, Zhenhua 2021
2021
Loc

Episcaphula (Tropidoscaphula)

Heller, K. M. 1920: 56
Gorham, H. S. 1888: 143
1920