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Published: 2021-08-30
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The mainly South African genus Lanurgus revised (Coleoptera, Scolytinae)

Museum of Natural History, University Museum of Bergen, University of Bergen, NO-5020 Bergen, Norway
Coleoptera Africa bark beetles identification key Micracidini


The Afrotropical and mainly southern African genus Lanurgus Eggers, 1920 is revised. Five new species are described from the Cape provinces in South Africa: Lanurgus beaveri, sp. nov., Lanurgus carinatus, sp. nov., Lanurgus jubatus, sp. nov., Lanurgus mattheei, sp. nov., and Lanurgus tsitsikammae, sp. nov. A molecular phylogenetic analysis of nine species revealed deep divergence between fairly morphologically similar species, with few clues on nested relationships within the genus. Photos and a key to all known species is presented.



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