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A new species of the Andean genus Leptopeltus Bernhauer (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae) with a revised key and an updated phylogeny

Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia, Parque Nacional Natural Cueva de los Guácharos, Cra 4 No. 2-37, Palestina, Huila, Colombia
Laboratorio de Entomología, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Aridas (IADIZA, CCT CONICET, Mendoza), Casilla de Correo 507, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Coleoptera Rove beetle Staphylinini Andes systematics morphology Leptopeltus trogloxenus sp. n.


Leptopeltus trogloxenus López-Prada & Chani-Posse, a new species of the subtribe Philonthina (tribe Staphylinini) from the Andes of Colombia, is described and illustrated. A dataset of 49 morphological characters scored for 10 taxa, including all currently known species of Leptopeltus Bernhauer and its putative sister group, Leptopeltoides Chani-Posse & Asenjo, was prepared and analysed by maximum parsimony. Our analysis unambiguously placed L. trogloxenus within Leptopeltus in a sister-group relationship with a clade of four species. A revised key to species and an updated phylogeny of Leptopeltus are also provided.



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