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Currhaeus, a new genus of net-winged beetles and phylogenetic analysis of Eurrhacini (Coleoptera: Lycidae: Lycinae)

Departamento de Engenharia Ambiental, Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste, Rua Professora Maria Roza Zanon de Almeida, s/n, Engenheiro Gutierrez, Irati–PR, Brazil, CEP 84505-677.
Departamento de Biologia Geral, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Av. General Carlos Cavalcanti, 474, Uvaranas, Ponta Grossa–PR, Brazil, CEP 84030-900.
Department of Biology, Faculty of Education, Palacky University, Purkrabska 2, CZ-77140 Olomouc, Czech Republic. Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Palacky University, Tr. 17. listopadu 50, CZ-77146 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Coleoptera Taxonomy. Eurrhacini. Diversity. Neotropical Region


A new genus of Neotropical Lycidae, Currhaeus gen. nov., is herein proposed as the second Eurrhacini genus lacking parameres in male genitalia. Seven new species are described: Currhaeus striatus sp. nov., C. nigroapicalis sp. nov., C. championi sp. nov., C. tabascensis sp. nov., C. ruschii sp. nov., C. polegattoi sp. nov., and C. paranaensis sp. nov. Illustrations of diagnostic characters and a key to species identification are presented. Parsimony and maximum likelihood analyses of morphological data demonstrated that Currhaeus gen. nov. belongs in the crown Eurrhacini. Implied weighting parsimony trees recovered Currhaeus as sister to Eurrhacus Waterhouse.



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