Taxonomic Studies on Australian Psammoecus Latreille (Coleoptera, Silvanidae, Brontinae)

  • Michael Karner Sektion Entomologie I, Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Keywords: Coleoptera, Silvanidae, Psammoecus, Australia, taxonomy


Two new species of Psammoecus Latreille, 1829 from Australia are described: Psammoecus australis sp. nov. and P. venustus sp. nov. A taxonomic revision and diagnoses for other Australian species are provided. Psammoecus obesus Grouvelle, 1919 is recorded from Australia for the first time. Two new synonyms are discovered: Psammoecus t-notatus Blackburn, 1908 = P. amoenus Grouvelle, 1912 syn. nov.; Psammoecus vittifer Blackburn, 1903 = P. concolor Grouvelle, 1919 syn. nov. A lectotype is designated for Psammoecus concolor Grouvelle, 1919.


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How to Cite
Karner, M. (2020). Taxonomic Studies on Australian Psammoecus Latreille (Coleoptera, Silvanidae, Brontinae). European Journal of Taxonomy, 723(1), 135-158.
Research article