Neosorius FAGEL, 1959

Irmler, Ulrich, 2015, New Neotropical genera and species of the tribe Osoriini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Osoriinae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 65 (1), pp. 173-196: 175

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Neosorius FAGEL, 1959


Neosorius FAGEL, 1959  

The genus Neosorius   was defined by FAGEL (1959) using the following characters: protibia at least shortly dentate; posterior face of protibia at least with few spines; aedeagus with endophallus. The problems with the genera Neosorius   and Osoriellus FAGEL (1959)   were already discussed in the papers concerning the genera Osorius ( IRMLER 2010b)   and Osoriellus ( IRMLER 2014b)   . Many species in the Neotropics have a digitate protibia but only setose posterior face of the protibia and no endophallus. They are now placed in the genus Osoriellus   . Finally, only two new species remained that could be placed to the genus Neosorius   since they combine all characters of the genus.