Andesianellus Anderson & Morrone, 1996,

Morrone, Juan J., 2013, The subtribes and genera of the tribe Listroderini (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cyclominae): Phylogenetic analysis with systematic and biogeographical accounts, ZooKeys 273, pp. 15-71: 23-24

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Andesianellus Anderson & Morrone, 1996
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Andesianellus Anderson & Morrone, 1996 

Andesianellus  Anderson & Morrone, 1996: 260.

Type species.

Andesianellus microphthalmicus  Anderson & Morrone, 1996.

Diagnosis.

Very small (1.9-3.3 mm); vestiture consisting of setae only; eyes very small, (8 or fewer facets), flat; postocular lobes absent; basal elytral margin raised, subcarinate.

Relationships.

Andesianellus  is the sister genus of Macrostyphlus  , ashypothesizedin previous analyses ( Anderson and Morrone 1996; Morrone 1997a).

Biology.

Species of this genus have been reported as leaf-litter inhabitants ( Anderson and Morrone 1996).

Species included.

Andesianellus carltoni  Anderson & Morrone, 1996; Andesianellus cotopaxi  Anderson & Morrone, 1996; Andesianellus fulgidus  Anderson & Morrone, 1996; Andesianellus hermani  Anderson & Morrone, 1996; Andesianellus masneri  Anderson & Morrone, 1996; Andesianellus microphthalmicus  Anderson & Morrone, 1996; Andesianellus minutus  Anderson & Morrone, 1996; Andesianellus planirostris  Anderson & Morrone, 1996; Andesianellus tricarinatus  Anderson & Morrone, 1996.

Geographical distribution.

South American Transition Zone (North Andean Paramo biogeographical province), in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru ( Anderson and Morrone 1996).

Material examined.

Andesianellus carltoni  (CMNC), Andesianellus cotopaxi  (AMNH), Andesianellus fulgidus  (CMNC), Andesianellus hermani  (AMNH), Andesianellus masneri  (CMNC), Andesianellus microphthalmicus  (CMNC, MLP), Andesianellus minutus  (CMNC, FMNH), Andesianellus planirostris  (AMNH, BMNH, CMNC, CWOB, FMNH, MLP, USNM), Andesianellus tricarinatus  (CMNC, FMNH).