Tychobythinus escalerai Besuchet, 1962, Besuchet, 1962

Sabella, Giorgio, Viglianisi, Fabio Massimo, D’Urso, Vera & Nouira, Said, 2014, A review of the Tychobythinus algiricus species group from North Africa (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae), Zootaxa 3893 (4), pp. 579-586: 584-585

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3893.4.7

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scientific name

Tychobythinus escalerai Besuchet, 1962
status

 

Tychobythinus escalerai Besuchet, 1962  

( Figs 1 E View FIGURES 1 A – F , 2 A View FIGURES 2 A – E , 3 View FIGURE 3 )

Tychobythinus escalerai Besuchet 1962: 347   , fig. 16 (aedeagus); Kocher 1969: 5; Löbl & Besuchet 2004: 314.

Material examined. NORTHERN MOROCCO: Tanger-Tétouan region: Tangeri, 2 males (Paratypes) (Martinez de la Escalera M.) ( MHNG).

Comparative notes. Tychobythinus escalerai   is very similar to T. atlanticus   , and these two species share many common features (narrow frontal lobe, occipital region with median longitudinal sulcus, pleural carina of pronotum lacking, profemora with some tubercles) by which they considerably differ from T. algiricus   . However, T. escalerai   is easily distinguished from T. atlanticus   by the posterior region of frontal lobe which is slightly punctate (strongly punctate in T. atlanticus   ), the male head lacking a median tooth on the lateral margins (with median tooth in T.

atlanticus   ), ventral side of male antennomere 2 prolonged into a distinct rounded tubercle (not modified in T. atlanticus   ), antennomeres 6 and 7 slightly wider than 5 and 8 (as wide as 5 and 8 in T. atlanticus   ), and protrochanters without tubercles (with two tubercles in T. atlanticus   ).

Distribution ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 ). This species is known only from the type locality ( Morocco, Tangier) where 2 males were collected.

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Tychobythinus

Loc

Tychobythinus escalerai Besuchet, 1962

Sabella, Giorgio, Viglianisi, Fabio Massimo, D’Urso, Vera & Nouira, Said 2014
2014
Loc

Tychobythinus escalerai

Lobl 2004: 314
Kocher 1969: 5
Besuchet 1962: 347
1962