Review of the genus Microchilus Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini)

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2008-01-28
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Jameson, Mary Liz
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Jameson, Mary Liz. 2008. Review of the genus Microchilus Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini). INSECTA MUNDI 0025: 1-14.

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The Brazilian scarab beetle genus Microchilus Blanchard (Rutelinae: Geniatini) is reviewed. Based on examination of type specimens, Microchilus beckeri Martínez is transferred to the genus Leucothyreus becoming L. beckeri (Martínez), new combination; Leucothyreus bucki Machatschke is a new junior synonym of L. beckeri (Martínez).Microchilus is limited to two species, M. beckeri (Martínez) and a new species,Microchilus rodmani Jameson, here described. Characters that circumscribe the genus, biology, and species distribution are discussed. A key to the species is provided.

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