Parachorius maruyamai Masumoto, Ochi

Tarasov, Sergei, 2017, A cybertaxonomic revision of the new dung beetle tribe Parachoriini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) and its phylogenetic assessment using molecular and morphological data, Zootaxa 4329 (2), pp. 101-149 : 130

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4329.2.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6010832

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scientific name

Parachorius maruyamai Masumoto, Ochi
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Parachorius maruyamai Masumoto, Ochi   , & Sakchoowong, 2012

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Parachorius maruyamai Masumoto, Ochi   , & Sakchoowong, 2012: 104

Type locality. Khao Yai National Park , Kong Kaew [central Thailand].  

Distribution. Known only from Khao Tai National Park in central Thailand.

Taxonomic notes. Unfortunately, I was not able to study the type specimens of this species. However, the original description provides sufficient information to formulate its diagnosis and elucidate its phylogenetic position.

Diagnosis. Such characters as sharp frontal angles of pronotum and strongly curved metatibia suggest that this species is most closely related to P. newthayerae   . T he aedeagus shape is similar in these two species, but P. maruyamai   differs from P. newthayerae   by strongly sharped frontal angles of pronotum and not dilated posterior margin of metafemur.

The identification using females is ambiguous, see P. newthayerae   description for details.

Material examined in Masumoto et al. (2012). Holotype: Thailand: 1 male, " Thai : Nakhon Ratchashima ,/ Khao Yai National Park,/ Kong Kaew (700m)/ 22-28 IX 2007, Maruyama /M. & Katayama Y. (FIT)", 14°26'20"N, 101°22'19"E ( NSMT) GoogleMaps   . Paratype: 3 females, " Thai : Nakhon Ratchashima ,/ Khao Yai National Park,/ Kong Kaew (700m)/ 22–28 IX 2007, Maruyama /M. & Katayama Y. (FIT)", 14°26'20"N, 101°22'19"E ( NSMT) GoogleMaps   .

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