Neodrypta Basilewsky, 1960

Sciaky, Riccardo & Anichtchenko, Alexander, 2020, Taxonomic notes on the tribe Dryptini Bonelli, 1810 with description of a new genus and species from China (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Dryptini), Zootaxa 4731 (4), pp. 522-530 : 525

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Neodrypta Basilewsky, 1960


Neodrypta Basilewsky, 1960  

Type sp. Drypta costigera Chaudoir, 1860  

This monobasic genus is the only known member of tribe Dryptini   from the Neotropical region. The single species, known only from Brazil (“Ega”, today Tefé, in the state of Amazonas), is easily distinguishable by its unique combination of characters, i.e. elytra with strong, smooth costae, intervals wide and transversely striate; apex of elytra with external angle spiniform; claws smooth.