Cephennium marasicum, Assing & Meybohm, 2021

Assing, Volker & Meybohm, Heinrich, 2021, The Cephennium fauna of Turkey and the Middle East (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 71 (1), pp. 1-28: 21

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http://doi.org/ 10.21248/contrib.entomol.71.1.001-028

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Cephennium marasicum

spec. nov.

Cephennium marasicum   spec. nov.


( Figs 15 View Figs 9–16 , 52 View Figs 48–58 , Map 3 View Map 3 )

Type material: Holotype : “ N37°23'45 E036°48'05, TR Kahramanmaras, Uzunsögut 660 m (47), 30 km ssw K. Maras / Laubstreu, 4.5.2005, leg. Brachat & Meybohm / Holotypus  Cephennium marasicum   sp. n., det. V. Assing 2020” (cAss) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: 1 , 1 : “ N37°26'04 E036°44'32 (8), TR Kahramanmaras, 25 km sw Maras, Yesilyöre 800 m, Brachat & Meybohm 23.4.2007 ” (cAss) GoogleMaps   .

Etymology: The specific epithet is an adjective derived from Maras, alluding to the fact that the type locality is situated in the Turkish province Kahramanmaraş.

Description: Habitus as in Fig. 15 View Figs 9–16 . Punctation of pronotum more distinct than that of elytra. Other external and male secondary sexual characters as in C. corruptum   .

: aedeagus ( Fig. 52 View Figs 48–58 ) short, broad, and apically truncate, 0.33 mm long; internal sac with structures of distinctive shape; paramere apically extending beyong apex of median lobe, with short apical seta.

Comparative notes: Cephennium marasicum   is distinguished from the externally similar and geographically close C. corruptum   only by relatively more distinct punctation of the pronotum, as well as by the internal structures and longer parameres of the larger aedeagus.

Distribution and natural history: This species is currently known from only two localities to the southwest of Kahramanmaraş, Kahramanmaraş province, central southern Anatolia ( Map 3 View Map 3 ). The specimens were sifted from leaf litter near rocks at altitudes of 660 and 800 m.


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