A new genus and species of myrmecophilous aphodiine beetle (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) inhabiting the myrmecophytic epiphyte Platycerium sp. (Polypodiaceae) in the Bornean rainforest canopy

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Abstract

Pterobius itiokai Maruyama, gen. n. and sp. n., (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) is described from Lambir Hills National Park, Borneo based on specimens collected from a Crematogaster difformis ant nest in the myrmecophytic epiphytic fern genus Platycerium. Pterobius belongs to the tribe Eupariini and is closely related to the Indo-Australian genus Cnematoplatys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalZooKeys
Volume34
Issue numberSPEC. ISSUE 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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