A new genus and species of myrmecophilous brentid beetle (Coleoptera: Brentidae) inhabiting the myrmecophytic epiphytes in the Bornean rainforest canopy

Munetoshi Maruyama, Luca Bartolozzi, Yoko Inui, Hiroshi O. Tanaka, Fujio Hyodo, Usun Shimizu-Kaya, Yoko Takematsu, Takuo Hishi, Takao Itioka

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Abstract

Pycnotarsobrentus inuiae Maruyama & Bartolozzi, gen. nov. and sp. nov. (Brentinae: Eremoxenini) is described from the Lambir Hills National Park, Borneo (Sarawak, Malaysia) based on specimens collected from Crematogaster difformis F. Smith, 1857 ant nests in the myrmecophytic epiphytic ferns Platycerium crustacea Copel. and Lecanopteris ridleyi H. Christ. A second species of Pycnotarsobrentus is known from Malaysia but is represented by only one female and consequently not yet described pending discovery of a male. Pycnotarsobrentus belongs to the tribe Eremoxenini and shares some character states with the African genus Pericordus Kolbe, 1883. No species of Eremoxenini with similar morphological modifications are known from the Oriental region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalZootaxa
Volume3786
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 8 2014

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Brentidae
epiphytes
Borneo
rainforest
Malaysia
Lecanopteris
rain forests
new genus
Platycerium
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canopy
Coleoptera
new species
Oriental Region
Crematogaster
ant nests
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ferns and fern allies
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national parks

Keywords

  • Crematogaster difformis
  • Eremoxenini
  • Malaysia
  • Myrmecophily

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  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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A new genus and species of myrmecophilous brentid beetle (Coleoptera : Brentidae) inhabiting the myrmecophytic epiphytes in the Bornean rainforest canopy. / Maruyama, Munetoshi; Bartolozzi, Luca; Inui, Yoko; Tanaka, Hiroshi O.; Hyodo, Fujio; Shimizu-Kaya, Usun; Takematsu, Yoko; Hishi, Takuo; Itioka, Takao.

In: Zootaxa, Vol. 3786, No. 1, 08.04.2014, p. 73-78.

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Maruyama, M, Bartolozzi, L, Inui, Y, Tanaka, HO, Hyodo, F, Shimizu-Kaya, U, Takematsu, Y, Hishi, T & Itioka, T 2014, 'A new genus and species of myrmecophilous brentid beetle (Coleoptera: Brentidae) inhabiting the myrmecophytic epiphytes in the Bornean rainforest canopy', Zootaxa, vol. 3786, no. 1, pp. 73-78. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3786.1.5
Maruyama, Munetoshi ; Bartolozzi, Luca ; Inui, Yoko ; Tanaka, Hiroshi O. ; Hyodo, Fujio ; Shimizu-Kaya, Usun ; Takematsu, Yoko ; Hishi, Takuo ; Itioka, Takao. / A new genus and species of myrmecophilous brentid beetle (Coleoptera : Brentidae) inhabiting the myrmecophytic epiphytes in the Bornean rainforest canopy. In: Zootaxa. 2014 ; Vol. 3786, No. 1. pp. 73-78.
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