A new genus and new species of Telephanini (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) from Gabon

Michael Karner, Gianfranco Salvato, Marco Uliana

Abstract


A new genus and new species of Telephanini LeConte, 1861 are described based on specimens recently collected by an Italian expedition to Gabon. Bolianus giannae gen. et sp. nov. is characterized in particular by the presence of a longitudinal median groove along the head.

Keywords


Africa; Silvanidae; Bolianus giannae; taxonomy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2015.130

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