Telurus Kuschel, 1955,
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|Telurus Kuschel, 1955|
Telurus Kuschel, 1955 rev. placement Fig. 28
Telurus Kuschel, 1955: 288.
Small (3.9-6.5 mm); vestiture of setae only; eyes subcircular, slightly convex; female elytral apex produced; female ventrites 3 and 4 combined longer than 5.
Telurus is closely related to Falklandius - Lanteriella , as found in a previous analysis ( Morrone 1997a), and to Nestrius , from New Zealand. Based on the presence of small scars (due to deciduous cusps) on the mandibles of Telurus caudiculatus , Oberprieler (2010) excluded the genus from Listroderini and transferred it to Cylydrorhininae ( Entiminae ). Future molecular analyses are required to corroborate its precise placement.
Andean region (Subantarctic subregion), in southern Chile ( Morrone and Anderson 1995; Posadas 2012).
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