Ant Nest Beetles of the Carnegie Museum (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Paussinae, Paussini)
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 487522
Author(s) Nagel, Peth
Author(s) at UniBasel Nagel, Peter
Year 2006
Title Ant Nest Beetles of the Carnegie Museum (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Paussinae, Paussini)
Journal Annals of Carnegie Museum
Volume 75
Number 3
Pages / Article-Number 181-202
Keywords Coleoptera, Carabidae, Paussini, Africa, faunistics, new species, first records, zoogeography, taxonomy, identification key
Abstract

Paussini (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Paussinae) from the collections of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History were studied and identified. The
species are mainly from Africa with one each from the Middle East and India. The collection consists of long series from different localities but
is especially rich in specimens from Malawi with eight species recorded from there for the first time. The paper also presents first records for
many other African countries. In the framework of a revisionary treatment of the Paussus cucullatus Group sensu stricto, type material of
Paussus semicucullatus Wasmann, Paussus pseudocucullatus Nagel, and Paussus conradti Kolbe were studied. It is shown that Paussus elizabethae
Péringuey, 1897, is a valid species and not a synonym of P. conradti Kolbe, 1896. Paussus phyllocerus Reichensperger, 1925, is
recognized as a new synonym of Paussus excavatusWestwood, 1833. Two species from Malawi are described as new to science: Paussus buettikeri,
new species, and Paussus rawlinsi, new species. One key each is provided for ease of identification of species closely related to P. cucullatus
Westwood and Paussus manicanus Péringuey, respectively. All available type specimens and many other species are shown in drawings.

Publisher Carnegie Museum
ISSN/ISBN 0097-4463
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A5842282
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ISI-Number WOS:000244017400002
Document type (ISI) Article
 
   

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