Chlaenius (Lissauchenius) goryi Gory, 1833

Serrano, Artur R. M., Capela, Rúben A. & Santos, Carmen Van-Dúnem Neto, 2017, Biodiversity and notes on carabid beetles from Angola with description of new taxa (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Zootaxa 4353 (2), pp. 201-256: 214

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Chlaenius (Lissauchenius) goryi Gory, 1833


Chlaenius (Lissauchenius) goryi Gory, 1833  

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 1) Lunda Norte?; 2) Malanje, Kwanza Sul.

Material examined. Kibundi (15 km N Nambua) (8° 56´ 15´´ S, 16° 03´ 52´´ E, 1164 m alt., 95) (MALANJE), 19.XI.2015, 1♂, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   ; Alto Ventura (Faz. Monte Café) ( Calulo ) (9° 59´ 15´´ S, 14° 50´ 12´´ E, 1086 m alt., 128) (KWANZA SUL), 30.XI.2015, 1♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. A species widespread throughout Africa south of Sahara ( Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen) ( 2017), but not recorded to Mozambique, South Africa and Namibia. It was reported for Angola by Alves (1963). However, the data given in this work (locality, date) for the species seems similar to the specimen which was identified as C. deyrollei   (see the precedent species) by Basilewsky (1955). The female adult specimen (first locality) was found in the edges of a countryside road within an open secondary forest while the male adult specimen (second locality) was collected within the litter of a secondary rainforest. Both adults were found together with adults of some tiger and ground beetles [first locality: e.g. Dromica   ( Foveodromica   ) sp., A. optimus   , A. distinctus   , D. tarsalis   , C. magnicollis discrepans   , G. procera capelai   n. ssp.; second locality: Dromica   ( Foveodromica   ) sp., L. wellmani   ]. These new data confirm this species’ presence in Angola and extends its distribution to Malanje and Kwanza Sul Provinces.


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