Zelenkaesalus Krikken, 2008

Paulsen, M. J., 2018, Generic changes in the stag beetle tribe Aesalini (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae) with the description of two new species, Insecta Mundi 666, pp. 1-10 : 5

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3710074

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3EB9D858-BE71-4F1F-BEBD-136898474B51

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3716621

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039A8781-3E45-F05D-9BC5-FD03C0E04B53

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scientific name

Zelenkaesalus Krikken, 2008
status

 

Zelenkaesalus Krikken, 2008

Type species. Aesalus timidus Krikken.

Zelenkaesalus Krikken is elevated to generic status and contains the following six species, five of which represent new combinations, and one of which is described herein:

Z. cechovskyi (Huang et al.) , n. comb. MALAYSIA: Johor; SINGAPORE

Z. gedeensis (Huang and Wu) , n. comb. INDONESIA: Java

Z. javanus (Krikken) , n. comb. INDONESIA: Java

Z. pazuzus Paulsen , n. sp. PHILIPPINES: Luzon

Z. sabahensis (Zelenka) , n. comb. MALAYSIA: Sabah (Borneo)

Z. timidus (Krikken) , n. comb. INDONESIA: Borneo, Sumatra; MALAYSIA: Pahang, Perak; THAILAND

The genus is defined by the presence of well-developed sulci on the abdomen ( Fig. 2b View Figures 1–2 ) and metaster- num for receiving the entire tibia and tarsus. The canthus is short ( Fig. 5 View Figures 3–5 ) and the eye in dorsal view is almost entirely covered by the pronotum when the head is retracted. The dorsal vestiture includes clumped scales, scattered bristles, and a low covering of minutely branched scales as in Trogellus species ( Paulsen 2013). The branched scales generally anchor a waxy exudate, unless abraded.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lucanidae