Anotylus steineri, Makranczy, 2013

Makranczy, György, 2013, Description Of A New Anotylus Species From Madagascar And The Female Of Anotylus Flavipennis From Laos (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae), Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 59 (3), pp. 187-195: 191-195

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Anotylus steineri
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Anotylus steineri   sp. n.

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Typematerial – Holotype (majorm): MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa, 7kmWRanomafa- na, 21°16’S, 47°25’E, 1100m, 22-31.X.1988, leg. W.E. Steiner ( MAD1 View Materials S90 046) ex: flight inter- cepttrap / yellowpantrapwithmalaise ( USNM, barcode: SM0104175) GoogleMaps   ; Paratypes: Mada- gascarEst [Fianarantsoa], ParcNationaldeRanomafana, Ambodiamontana [21°15’42”S, 47°25’23”E’], 850-1000m, 26-27.I.1993, leg. J. Janák (2 f, collJanák, 1 f, SEMC); MadagascarEst [Fianarantsoa], MassivAmbondrombe, Ikokaenv. [21°52’10”S, 47°12’30”E], 1100- 1200m, 9-10.III.1996, leg. J. Janák & P. Moravec, forêthumide, tamisagescrêteAmboasa, camp 1 (1 f, collJanák); Madagascar [Toamasina], Maromizapr., Tamatavedistr., Maromizaha [18°58’S, 48°27’E], 21-24.XI.1995, leg. J. Stolarczyk (1 f, coll Janák) GoogleMaps   .

Description – Measurements (in mm, m, n = 1): HW = 1.29; TW = 1.40; PW = 1.44; SW = 1.46; AW = 1.65; HL = 0.96; EL = 0.31; TL = 0.51; PL = 0.99; SL = 1.23; SC = 1.05; FB = 3.31; BL = 6.06; (f, n = 5): HW = 0.99 (0.96–1.04); TW = 0.95 (0.91–1.00); PW = 1.18 (1.12–1.27); SW = 1.23 (1.17– 1.31); AW = 1.46 (1.38–1.60); HL = 0.63 (0.58–0.71); EL = 0.29 (0.28–0.31); TL = 0.17 (0.14–0.23); PL = 0.89 (0.82–0.95); SL = 1.04 (0.98–1.11); SC = 0.93 (0.88–1.00); FB = 2.73 (2.61–2.89); BL = 5.30 (4.61–6.04). Headblackishdarkbrownwithreddishtint, fronsfromsupraanten- nalridgestotheclypeusareaalittlelighter, morereddish. Mandiblesblackishbutother mouthpartscontrastinglyyellowish, maxillarypalpreddishdarkbrownwithlastarticle usuallylighter. Antennaewithfirstarticlereddish, secondwithreddishbaseanddark apex, 3rdand 4threddishdarkbrown, restblackexcepttip (apical 1/3) ofterminalarticle yellow. Pronotumdarkbrown, withblackishedges, discslightlymorereddish. Elytramediumtodarkbrown, discoccasionallysomewhatlighterinspots, puncturesandlongitudinalimpressionsmoreblackish. Scutellumblackishbutanteriadandlateradwithlighteror- angeishareasapparent, whennotcoveredbyposteriorpronotaledge. Abdomendorsally reddish-orangeishmediumbrown, bordersofbasalridgesmarkedblack, posteriadbasal portionsoftergites (alongbasolateralridges) blackishaswellasposterioredgessomewhat darker. Ventralpartofabdomenyellowish, aswellascoxaeandfemora (exceptdarkerapicalring), tibiaeandtarsimoremediumbrown. VentralcolourationotherwiseasinFig. 4. Body (Fig. 5) rathershining, althoughdenselysculptured, interspacessmoothandgivea lustrousappearance. Headfinelyandsparselypunctured, templeswithstrongerstrigose microsculpture, discmoreshallowlyanddenselystriate. Twopairsoflargerspursappear nearsupraantennalridgesandposteriadeyes. Vertexwithapairofshallowimpressions inmiddleofdisc. Clypeusdoesnotprojectforwardfromfrons, itisembeddedinthefront lineofhead, markedbyaslightlydepressedoutline. Neckshallowlycoriaceousmicro-

Figs 4–5. Anotylus steineri   sp. n., male: 4 = habitus, ventral view, 5 = habitus, dorsal view. 6–8, 0.10 mm for Fig. 9. View Figs 6–9

sculptured, delineatedwithdeep, shinygroove. Antennaewith 5–11 articlesfinelysetose andfinepapillatemicrosculpturemakingthemappeardull. Pronotum 5-sulcate, median longitudinallinemostlyappearsasafineimpressedline, exceptposterior 1/3 whereformingamediansulcus. Paramedialsulcimoderatelydeep, paralateraldepressionsrunwhole length of disc, moderately deep and not too wide, at 2/5 length with a depressed area to the pronotalmargin. Paralleltopronotalmarginwithasharpridgethatclosesoutagradually narrowingstriperunningtoposteriorcorner. Posteriorcornersobtuse-angledbutnarrowlyroundedwithalmostinsignificantconcavitybeforeangles. Lateralmargindeflexed, nar- rowandsmooth. Pronotumdominantlyshinywithscatteredpuncturesofvaryingsizes, onlyoccasionalstriatemicrosculpture. Twopairsofstrongerspursinsidelateralmarginin anterior 1/3 andapairnearposteriorcorners, anotheratanterioredgedividingthewidth toequalspaces. Elytrawithepipleuralridgecontinuinginagentlydeflexedandshinyposteriormarginalbead, laterallongitudinalridgefullyformedyetnottoosharp. Suturalstria moderatelymarked, intervalbetweenstriaandsuturesmooth. Scutellumbluntlypointed posteriorly, withlaterallobesverylargeandround, almostconfluentatanteriorborders, whilemedianlobeverynarrowandprojectingmuchforward. Elytralsculptureconsistsof deeperandmoreequallydispersedandsizedpunctures (withshinyinterspaces) thatlater- allyandposteriorlytendtobemoreoblong, withsubstrigoseappearance. Posteriorelytral marginsalmoststraightandalmostatrightanglestosuture. Apicesofprotibiaeverygen- tlyconstricted, meso-andmetatibiaewithctenidiaofspinulesinposterior 4/7, otherwise alltibiaewithadarkerspurbeforemiddleandrowsofspines. Tarsalformula 3–3–3, apical tarsomereslightlycurvedandratherelongate. Abdomenwithveryfinecoriaceousmicrosculptureandshallow, sparsepunctures. Laterosternitesverywideonlyon 2ndsegment, 3rdand 4thmoremoderately, posteriadrathernarrowtonotapparent.

Primaryandsecondarysexualcharacters. Maletemplesratherenlargedandbroad- ened, stronglydevelopedspecimenasonFig. 5. Femaletemplesmuchshorter, usually notexceedingthelengthoftheeye, oftenbarelylongerthanhalfofit, widthlessthan headwidthateye. MalesterniteVIIsimple (unmodified) onapex. MalesterniteVIII ( Fig. 6 View Figs 6–9 ) broadlyemarginateinmiddle, tergiteIXwithventralstrutratherslender, shorterthan breadthofthatplate, inacuteangle (almostrightangle) tobasalmargin, sterniteIXmissing. MaletergiteXwithnoapparentmodification. FemalesterniteVIIIalmoststraighton apicalmargin, slightlysinuateinmiddle. AedeagusasinFigs 7–8 View Figs 6–9 , spermathecaasinFig. 9 View Figs 6–9 .

Etymology – Thespeciesisnamedafterthecollectoroftheholotype, WarrenE. Steiner (SmithsonianInstitution, WashingtonDC, USA) whoparticipatedintheRanomafanaNa- tional Park Project (RNPP) that ran between 1988 and 1993.

Remarks – HAmmoNd (1976 b) notes that the sister to the crassicornis   group isnotlikelytobefoundinAfrica. Indeed, mostoftheAfrotropical Anotylus   specieshaveratherdistantrelationshipstoboththe A. crassicornis   groupand theheredescribednewspecies. Forthelatteritisprematuretoerectanew speciesgroup, butitsunusualaedeaguscertainlygivesjustificationforittobe consideredunique. ThemuchbrightercolouroftheventralpartoftheabdomenisaveryrarefeatureinthestaphylinidsubfamilyOxytelinae. Aliving specimenmovesaroundwithabdomenturneduprightandshakenvividly, so thiscolourpatternmayalsohavesomebiologicalfunction.

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Acknowledgements – Theauthorwishestoexpressthankstocuratorsofthementioned institutions: WolfgangSchawaller (SMNS), StephanBlankandLutzBehne (SDEI), Zachary H. Falin (SEMC), toLotharZerche (Eberswalde) forhishospitalityduringtheauthor’ svisit, toJiříJanák (RytněnadBílinou, CzechRepublic) fortheMadagascarmaterial, toHarald SchillhammerofNaturhistorischesMuseumWien (NHMW, Austria) forhisoutstanding habitusphotosandtoLiangLü (Beijing, China) forinformationsontypesandlettingme usephotosbelongingtotheInstituteofZoology, ChineseAcademyofSciences.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

SEMC

University of Kansas - Biodiversity Institute