Crasodactylus punctatus Guérin-Méneville, 1847, Guerin-Meneville, 1847

Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud S., Rasool, Iftekhar, Elgharbawy, Ali A., Nagel, Peter & Aldhafer, Hathal M., 2018, Faunistic inventory and zoogeographical analysis of the ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of Garf Raydah Nature Reserve, Southwestern of Saudi Arabia, and description of a new species of Paussinae, Zootaxa 4514 (3), pp. 341-371: 348

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Crasodactylus punctatus Guérin-Méneville, 1847


Crasodactylus punctatus Guérin-Méneville, 1847  

Material examined. GRNR: 1851 m: 26.IV.2014, LT, 1 ♂   . 1897 m: 26.IV.2014, LT, 1 ♂. 2820 m: 26.IV.2014, LT, 1 ♀. MKV: 2717 m: 25.IV.2014, LT, 1 ♂   .

Distribution. AFR_SAR species, known from Sub-Saharan Africa (CD, DJ, ER, ET, KE, NE, SO, TD), northwardly to the Sahara in North Africa (TN) and eastward to southwest and south Asia (AF, IQ, IR, OM, PK, YE (including Socotra)). A new record for Saudi Arabia.

Life forms and Remarks. MSSH species. Adult specimens were found at various altitudes (1851–2820 m) inhabiting different vegetation communities in the GRNR and immediate area to the north.