Two new highly specialised subterranean beetles from the Velebit massif Croatia: Velebitaphaenops new genus giganteus Casale & Jalžić, new species Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechini and Velebitodromus ozrenlukici Lohaj, Mlejnek & JReport as inadecuate




Two new highly specialised subterranean beetles from the Velebit massif Croatia: Velebitaphaenops new genus giganteus Casale & Jalžić, new species Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechini and Velebitodromus ozrenlukici Lohaj, Mlejnek & J - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

Natura Croatica, Vol.21 No.1 June 2012. -

Two new highly specialised troglobitic beetles from the Velebit massif Croatia, Dinaric chain are described from deep caves in the Crnopac massif.

Velebitaphaenops new genus giganteus Casale & Jalžić, new species Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechini is markedly characterised by its large size, and the peculiar combination of features in the mouth parts, chaetotaxy, and male genitalia. Its putative position amongst the aphaenopsoid trechine taxa of the Dinaric range is illustrated and discussed.

Velebitodromus ozrenlukici Lohaj, Mlejnek & Jalžić, new species Coleoptera: Cholevidae: Leptodirini is close to the type species of the genus, Velebitodromus smidai Casale, Giachino & Jalžić, 2004, described from Nothern Velebit Lubenovac. The new species is markedly distinct by its shorter and wider elytra, and other diagnostic features illustrated both in text and in a key for identification.

Data on the distributions and habitats of these two new, unexpected and interesting taxa are also provided.

Velebitaphaenops giganteus; Carabidae; Trechini; Velebitodromus ozrenlukici; Cholevidae; Leptodirini; new genera; new species; Coleoptera; Velebit; Croatia; subterranean environment; hygropetric environment



Author: Achille Casale - ; Università di Sassari, Dipartimento di Zoologia e Genetica Evoluzionistica, Via Muroni 25, 07100 Sassari, Ita

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