Contributions to the taxonomy of Neotropical Cyparium Erichson (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae), with the description of five new species

  • Elisa von Groll Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Av. Peter Henry Rolfs, s/n, 36570-900, Viçosa, MG, Brasil
  • Cristiano Lopes-Andrade Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Av. Peter Henry Rolfs, s/n, 36570-900, Viçosa, MG, Brasil
Keywords: insects, morphology, shining fungus beetles, Brazil, records


The genus Cyparium Erichson, 1845 (Staphylinidae, Scaphidiinae, Cypariini) comprises 55 species, distributed mainly in the Neotropical and Oriental regions. Twenty-four species are known from the Neotropical region, but only eight species are reported from Brazil. In this paper we describe five new species and redescribe two species of Brazilian Cyparium, as follows: Cyparium achardi sp. nov., C. lescheni sp. nov., C. loebli sp. nov., C. newtoni sp. nov., C. pici sp. nov.; Cyparium collare Pic, 1920; and Cyparium oberthueri Pic, 1956. We provide images of adult males and females and their dissected parts, and information on host fungi whenever available. We also provide a comparative plate of dorsal colour patterns of Neotropical Cyparium.


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von Groll, E., & Lopes-Andrade, C. (2022). Contributions to the taxonomy of Neotropical Cyparium Erichson (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae), with the description of five new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, 835(1), 1–97.