Paraegidium monneorum Frolov, Akhmetova & Vaz-de-Mello


Original description: Frolov et al., 2017

Type locality: Brazil, Goiás, Minaçu, Serra da Mesa.

Type depository: National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Apparently lost in the fire in 2018.

Diagnosis. Can be separated from the other species of the genus by having relatively long parameres (ratio phallobase length/paramere length 1.9) and truncated lobes of the anterior frontoclypeal process.

Distribution. Known from one locality in the Brazilian state of Goiás 


Frolov AV, Akhmetova LA, Vaz-de-Mello FZ. 2017. Revision of the South American genus Paraegidium (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae). Journal of Natural History. 51: 995–1014.

Paraegidium monneorum, male, holotype

Paraegidium monneorum



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09/05/2018 - 14:43