Oxypoda (Oxypoda) articollis, Assing, 2016

Assing, Volker, 2018, Three new species of Oxypoda from Spain, Armenia, and Ukraine with notes on the fauna of Armenia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 50 (1), pp. 111-127: 122

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Oxypoda (Oxypoda) articollis


Oxypoda (Oxypoda) articollis   ASSING, 2016 ( Map 1 View Map 1 )

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Armenia: 1♀, N Vanadzor, S Pushkin pass, 40°54'N, 44°26'E, 1780 m, forest margin with Quercus, Fagus, Sorbus, etc., litter and roots near small stream sifted, 1.VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 2♂♂, WSW Dilijan , Kalavan, 40°38'N, 45°06'E, 2100 m, forest at timber line with oak and birch, litter and large fungus on oak sifted, 5.VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: The original description of this recently described and very conspicuous species is based on a unique male holotype from Georgia ( ASSING 2016). The above specimens represent the first records from Armenia. The currently known distribution is illustrated in Map 1 View Map 1 .