Orphnus ferrierei Frolov et Akhmetova

 

Original description: Frolov & Akhmetova, 2016

Type locality: Mambéré-Kadéï, Central African Republic.

Type depository: National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.

Diagnosis. O. ferrierei is most similar to O. valeriae but can be separated from it in having pronotum smaller and more sparsely punctate with rounded punctures, distinct medial longitudinal stria basally on pronotum, frontoclypeal process tubercle-shaped, and less sclerotized parameres with angulate apices (in lateral view).

Orphnus ferrierei, male, holotype

Orphnus ferrierei, male, holotype

 

Distribution. O. ferrierei is known from Haute-Sangha, modern Mambéré-Kadéï prefecture of the Central African Republic. The region is a low-elevation plateau and a transition zone between Northern Congolian forest-savannah mosaic and Northwestern Congolian lowland forests ecoregions.

Orphnus ferrierei, locality map

Orphnus ferrierei, locality map

 

References.

Frolov AV, Akhmetova LA. 2016. Revision of the subgenus Orphnus (Phornus) (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Orphninae). European Journal of Taxonomy, 241, 1–20.

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12/25/2016 - 18:45