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A review of Nearctic Selenophorus [Carabidae] north of Mexico with new species, new synonyms, range extensions, and a key
By Messer, P.W. & B.T. Raber
The Coleopterists Bulletin 75 (1): 9-55, 2021
Cite: 1948798 with citation markup [cite:1948798]
Full title: A review of Nearctic Selenophorus Dejean (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Harpalini) north of Mexico with new species, new synonyms, range extensions, and a key. URL: https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-75.1.9

Contents: Descriptions of eight new species of which one is limited to South America; transfer of Selenophorus discoderoides Schaeffer to genus Discoderus; thirteen new synonyms; clarification of the taxonomic status of Athrostictus punctatulus (Putzeys); identification key to the 15 species groups and 37 species of the adult Selenophorus north of Mexico; descriptions of eight additional Neotropical species; discussion of the six kinds of sexual dimorphism found to be taxonomically useful among the selenophorines; several new state records including six species new to the USA; several new country records in the Neotropics; figures of habitus and male genitalia.

The new species and taxonomic changes reported in this paper are added to the Registry of North American Caraboidea.

Post-publication updates are recorded on the Selenophorus Info Page. Post-publication edits and errata are recorded here.

This article cites the two BugGuide webpages noted above and credits several helpful BugGuide members for providing specimens for study.

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