Xenogeniates, a new and unusual genus of geniatine scarab (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini) from Brazil
Jameson, Mary Liz
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A new genus and species of geniatine scarab is described from southeastern Brazil. The genus Xenogeniates is characterized by the unusual shape of the mesosternum, which is strongly invaginated and concave. Unusual characteristics of the taxon are discussed in relation to the Rutelinae and the Scarabaeidae.