Metadromius spec.

Rasool, Iftekhar, Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud S., Felix, Ron F. F. L. & Aldhafer, Hathal M., 2018, The Dromiusina Bonelli, 1810 of southwestern Saudi Arabia with description of a new species (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini), ZooKeys 771, pp. 73-103: 73

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.771.24165

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scientific name

Metadromius spec.
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Metadromius spec.  Figures 28, 51

Material examined.

Total seven specimens: One female labeled as, "Saudi Arabien, W. Büttiker” / "W. Shuqub Turabah, 1250 m, 21.IV.1980"/ " Metadromius ephippiatus  , Fairm., J. Mateu, det. 1983" [NHMB]. Al Baha: 1♂, "KSA, Al Baha, Al Makhwa, Wadi Neera, 19°44.870'N 41°20.008'E Alt. 471 m, 3.III.2015, (LT)., 1♀, Shada Al Aala "19°51.066'N 41°18.037'E Alt. 1325 m, 2.III.2015, (LT), H. Al Dhafer, M.S. Abdel-Dayem, H. H. Fadl, A. El Turkey, A. Elgarbway & I. Rasool". Asir: 2♂, 2♀, "KSA, Al Magardah, Wadi Yabah, 19°14.911'N 41°47.255'E Alt. 402 m, 11.X.2013, (LT), I. Rasool, M. Al Harbi, S. Soonbati & S. Khan" [KSMA].

Notes.

These specimens (Figs 28) are similar to specimens identified by Mateu (1986) from Saudi Arabia as M. ephippiatus  (Fairmaire, 1884). However, the specimens of M. ephippiatus  known from Algeria are quite different and identification of Mateu, 1986 is doubtful. Most probably the specimens from Saudi Arabia are a new species. As Metadromius  in the Middle East is under revision, a species name is not designated here.