Orphnus renaudi Frolov et Akhmetova
Original description: Frolov & Akhmetova, 2016
Type locality: Calabar, Nigeria.
Type depository: National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.
Diagnosis. Orphnus renaudi differs from the other macropterous Phornus species (O. giganteus) in having the pronotum relatively smaller and narrower than elytra, sparsely punctate disc of pronotum, narrower head with concave and sparsely punctate frons, and larger eyes.
Distribution. The distribution and habitat of O. renaudi need further clarification. The only exact locality label, “Old Calabar” (modern town of Calabar, Nigeria) suggests that the holotype and two paratypes were collected in the coastal area near the Cross River estuary. It is possible, however, that the specimens were collected inland of the town of Calabar, in the foothills of Western High Plateau. Another locality, “Camaroons”, may refer to foothills of Mount Cameroon or the state of Cameroon.
Orphnus renaudi, locality map