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Published: 2024-06-17
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A new species of Ontherus Erichson, 1847 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini) and new distributional records of Cryptocanthon humidus Howden, 1973 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Deltochilini) for Ecuador

Universidad de la Amazonia; Research Group in Entomology; Entomology Laboratory; Florencia; Caquetá; Colombia
Manu Biological Station; Kosnipata; Cusco; Peru
Beaty Centre for Species Discovery; Canadian Museum of Nature; 1740 Chemin Pink; Gatineau; Quebec; J9J 3N7; Canada
Coleoptera Andean dry forest distribution taxonomy


A new species of Ontherus Erichson, 1847 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini) from Loja province (southern Ecuador) is described. The new species is putatively assigned to the subgenus Ontherus. An updated identification key is provided for the Ecuadorian species of Ontherus. Additionally, Cryptocanthon humidus Howden, 1973 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Deltochilini) is registered for the first time in Ecuador.



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