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Published: 2017-01-26

Two new species of Anatrichis LeConte (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Oodini) from Japan, with notes on the taxonomic position of Oodes infimus Andrewes 

National Museum of Natural History, 1 Blvd. Tzar Osvoboditel, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria.
Higashi-gotanda 5‒19‒7, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141‒0022 Japan.
Coleoptera taxonomy Sphaerodina Japan Palaearctic Region Oriental Region


Two new species of the genus Anatrichis LeConte, 1853 are described from Japan, A. morii, sp. n. (type locality: Fukuoka Prefecture, Shimotoubaru) and A. ryukyuensis, sp. n. (type locality: Okinawa Prefecture, Iriomote Island). Relevant diagnostic features of the new species are described, illustrated and compared with those of other species. A new combination is proposed: Anatrichis infima (Andrewes, 1936), comb. n. from Oodes infimus, and a lectotype designation is made for this species. The “indica” group of species is defined to include all the Asiatic congeners.




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