Peripus, a new genus of Xanthopygina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from South America.

Affiliation

Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Ave. Dept 2653, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA.. [Email]

Abstract

We describe a new genus of Xanthopygina as Peripus gen. n. Chatzimanolis Hightower and include the following species: P. brunkei sp. n. Chatzimanolis Hightower, P. didontus sp. n. Chatzimanolis Hightower, P. madrededios sp. n. Chatzimanolis Hightower, and P. monodontus sp. n. Chatzimanolis Hightower. Peripus belongs in the Isanopus group of genera of Xanthopygina. We provide photographs, illustrations and a key for the identification of species.

Keywords

Coleoptera, Staphylininae, Staphylinini, Zackfalinus, Isanopus, Neotropical,

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