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Published: 2024-05-21
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A new genus of Australian Agyrtodini from Tasmania (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Camiarinae)

The Australian National University; Canberra; ACT 0200; Australia
CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences; GPO Box 1700; Canberra; ACT 2601; Australia
New Zealand Arthropod Collection; Maanaki Whenua Landcare Research; Private Bag 92170; Auckland; New Zealand
Coleoptera Staphylinoidea Leiodidae Camiarinae Agyrtodini Australia Tasmania


Myopagyrtes tasmanicus new genus, new species, is described from Tasmania, Australia. It has reduced eyes and the hindwings are absent, unusual features among Agyrtodini. It was collected from leaf litter in forests, typically dominated by Nothofagus. It is hypothesised as related to the genus Agyrtodes Portevin and the New Zealand genus Chelagyrtodes Szymczakowski.



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