The Scopaeus kokodanus species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae) from New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, with description of three new species
Keywords:Taxonomy, morphology, exoskelettal characters, genital characters, distribution
The informal Scopaeus kokodanus species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae: Scopaeina) is defined using diagnostic primary and secondary sexual characters. It comprises S. kokodanus Cameron, 1938 (Papua New Guinea), S. arfakmontium spec. nov. (Indonesia: West Papua), S. balkei spec. nov. (Indonesia: Papua) and S. potamides spec. nov. (Solomon Islands). The species are diagnosed including distributional information and comparative notes.
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