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Published: 2020-03-20
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Physoglossus: A new ground beetle genus of the enigmatic tribe Physocrotaphini Chaudoir, 1862 (Carabidae: Anthiinae) from the Western Ghats, a global hotspot of Biodiversity in south west India

Senior Research Fellow, PG & Research Department of Zoology, St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Devagiri, Kozhikode, Kerala, India 673 008


Senior Research Fellow
Ph. D. Assoc. Professor, Post Graduate & Research Department of Zoology, St. Joseph's College,Devagiri, Kozhkiode, Kerala, INDIA(


Associate Professor  of Zoology
new ground beetle species Anthiinae the Western Ghats India.


A new genus of enigmatic tribe Physocrotaphini, Physoglossus gen. nov., with a new species Ph. devagiriensis sp. nov. from a dry deciduous forest in the rain shadow belt of the south Western Ghats in south west India is described. Presence of mentum with bifid median tooth and large oval depression with dense patch of filamentous setae on 2nd and 3rd male sternites makes it intermediate to the Physocrotaphini genera, Pogonoglossus, Foveocrotaphus and Physocrotaphus.


Key words: new ground beetle species, Anthiinae, the Western Ghats, India


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