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Western Hemisphere Zuphiini: descriptions of Coarazuphium whiteheadi, new species, and Zuphioides, new genus, and classification of the genera (Coleoptera, Carabidae).

Ball GE, Shpeley D - Zookeys (2013)

Bottom Line: Based on small samples (exemplars) analyzed with morphological methods, including detailed descriptions and illustrations, this study treats primarily the Zuphium genus-group in the Western Hemisphere, which comprises two precinctive genera: Coarazuphium Gnaspini, Vanin & Godoy, 1998 (type species Parazuphium tessai Godoy & Vanin, 1990) and Zuphioides gen. n. (type species Zuphium mexicanum Chaudoir, 1863).The epigaeic genus Zuphioides includes 23 species, with its geographical range extended from Neotropical temperate Argentina in southern South America, northward through the tropics to north temperate southeastern Canada, in the Nearctic Region.Keys are provided to the species of Coarazuphium and to thegenera of Western Hemisphere Zuphiini.

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Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2E9, Canada.

ABSTRACT
Based on small samples (exemplars) analyzed with morphological methods, including detailed descriptions and illustrations, this study treats primarily the Zuphium genus-group in the Western Hemisphere, which comprises two precinctive genera: Coarazuphium Gnaspini, Vanin & Godoy, 1998 (type species Parazuphium tessai Godoy & Vanin, 1990) and Zuphioides gen. n. (type species Zuphium mexicanum Chaudoir, 1863). The genus Coarazuphium includes six troglobitic species from Brazilian caves, and one probably hypogaeic (troglophilic) species from the mountains of Oaxaca, in Mexico (Coarazuphium whiteheadi, sp. n., type locality, ridge top, in western Oaxaca, Mexico, at 2164 m, 35 km north of San Pedro Juchatengo, 16.462N, 97.010W). The epigaeic genus Zuphioides includes 23 species, with its geographical range extended from Neotropical temperate Argentina in southern South America, northward through the tropics to north temperate southeastern Canada, in the Nearctic Region. Keys are provided to the species of Coarazuphium and to thegenera of Western Hemisphere Zuphiini.

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Habitus, dorsal aspect, of: ACoarazuphium whiteheadi, new species BZuphioides mexicanum (Chaudoir). Scale bars = 5 mm.
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Figure 1: Habitus, dorsal aspect, of: ACoarazuphium whiteheadi, new species BZuphioides mexicanum (Chaudoir). Scale bars = 5 mm.

Mentions: Habitus (Figs 1A, 1B). Flat, overall. Head (dorsal aspect) trapezoidal or oviform, subangulate or broadly rounded posteriolaterally anteriad markedly narrowed neck. Eyes (Figs 3A, 3B) convex, flat, or lacking. Pronotum narrow. Elytra parallel-sided or narrowed both anteriorly and posteriorly, lateral margins distinctly bowed.


Western Hemisphere Zuphiini: descriptions of Coarazuphium whiteheadi, new species, and Zuphioides, new genus, and classification of the genera (Coleoptera, Carabidae).

Ball GE, Shpeley D - Zookeys (2013)

Habitus, dorsal aspect, of: ACoarazuphium whiteheadi, new species BZuphioides mexicanum (Chaudoir). Scale bars = 5 mm.
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Figure 1: Habitus, dorsal aspect, of: ACoarazuphium whiteheadi, new species BZuphioides mexicanum (Chaudoir). Scale bars = 5 mm.
Mentions: Habitus (Figs 1A, 1B). Flat, overall. Head (dorsal aspect) trapezoidal or oviform, subangulate or broadly rounded posteriolaterally anteriad markedly narrowed neck. Eyes (Figs 3A, 3B) convex, flat, or lacking. Pronotum narrow. Elytra parallel-sided or narrowed both anteriorly and posteriorly, lateral margins distinctly bowed.

Bottom Line: Based on small samples (exemplars) analyzed with morphological methods, including detailed descriptions and illustrations, this study treats primarily the Zuphium genus-group in the Western Hemisphere, which comprises two precinctive genera: Coarazuphium Gnaspini, Vanin & Godoy, 1998 (type species Parazuphium tessai Godoy & Vanin, 1990) and Zuphioides gen. n. (type species Zuphium mexicanum Chaudoir, 1863).The epigaeic genus Zuphioides includes 23 species, with its geographical range extended from Neotropical temperate Argentina in southern South America, northward through the tropics to north temperate southeastern Canada, in the Nearctic Region.Keys are provided to the species of Coarazuphium and to thegenera of Western Hemisphere Zuphiini.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2E9, Canada.

ABSTRACT
Based on small samples (exemplars) analyzed with morphological methods, including detailed descriptions and illustrations, this study treats primarily the Zuphium genus-group in the Western Hemisphere, which comprises two precinctive genera: Coarazuphium Gnaspini, Vanin & Godoy, 1998 (type species Parazuphium tessai Godoy & Vanin, 1990) and Zuphioides gen. n. (type species Zuphium mexicanum Chaudoir, 1863). The genus Coarazuphium includes six troglobitic species from Brazilian caves, and one probably hypogaeic (troglophilic) species from the mountains of Oaxaca, in Mexico (Coarazuphium whiteheadi, sp. n., type locality, ridge top, in western Oaxaca, Mexico, at 2164 m, 35 km north of San Pedro Juchatengo, 16.462N, 97.010W). The epigaeic genus Zuphioides includes 23 species, with its geographical range extended from Neotropical temperate Argentina in southern South America, northward through the tropics to north temperate southeastern Canada, in the Nearctic Region. Keys are provided to the species of Coarazuphium and to thegenera of Western Hemisphere Zuphiini.

No MeSH data available.