Cephennium (Macroderus) nevadae, Assing, 2021

Assing, Volker, 2021, On the Cephennium fauna of the Iberian Peninsula and the Atlantic Islands (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scydmaeninae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 52 (2), pp. 891-931: 927-928

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Cephennium (Macroderus) nevadae


Cephennium (Macroderus) nevadae   nov.sp. ( Figs 18 View Figs 17-20 , 72-74, Map 3 View Map 3 )

T y p e m a t e r i a l: Holotype ♂: "E. Andalusien (GR), Sierra Nevada, Solynieve , 1700- 1900 m, 21.III.1994 Assing 6 / Holotypus ♂ Cephennium nevadae   sp. n. det. V. Assing 2020" (cAss)   . Paratypes: 3♂♂: same data as holotype (cAss)   ; 2 exs.: "E Andalusia GR Sierra Nevada Str. zur 1700 m, N-Hang, Pinus Junip., 21.03.94 Wunderle leg." (cAss)   .

E t y m o l o g y: The specific epithet is the genitive of Nevada, the name of the mountain range where the type locality is situated.

D e s c r i p t i o n: Body length 1.4-1.5 mm. Habitus as in Fig. 18 View Figs 17-20 . Colouration palereddish. Eyes composed of approximately seven ommatidia. Elytra with anterior sulci approximately as long as the combined length of the basal four to five antennomeres. Other external characters not distinctive.

♂: metaventrite very shallowly impressed; aedeagus (Figs 72-74) 0.38-0.39 mm long; apex of ventral process of broadly triangular shape in ventral view; internal structures massive; parameres apically nearly reaching apex of median lobe.

C o m p a r a t i v e n o t e s: Cephennium nevadae   is distinguished from other Macroderus   species only by the shape and internal structures of the aedeagus.

D i s t r i b u t i o n a n d n a t u r a l h i s t o r y: The type material was found below Sol y Nieve (= Pradollano), Sierra Nevada, Andalucía ( Map 3 View Map 3 ). The specimens were sifted from litter and debris, partly near snow, in a stream valley at an altitude of 1900 m.