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A new species and new records of Malagasy Megalopinus Eichelbaum (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Megalopsidiinae), with notes on the sperm pump in rove beetles

Museum of Natural History, University of Wrocław, Sienkiewicza 21, 50-335 Wrocław, Poland.
Coleoptera Megalopsidiinae Madagascar Afrotropical taxonomy aedeagus sperm pump


A new Malagasy megalopsidiine rove beetle, Megalopinus puthzi sp. n., is described; the male morphological structures, including the aedeagus, are described for M. lemur Puthz for the first time, and a new record for M. heissi Puthz is given. The distribution and diversity of the sperm pump within Staphylinidae is discussed; the pump is for the first time reported to occur in Megalopsidiinae, Steninae, and Solieriinae; examples in Euaesthetinae and Scydmaeninae are also illustrated.



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