Description of a New Species of Ataenius Harold, 1867 of the "A. Aequalis-Platensis" Group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini) from Mexico

Cuauhtemoc Deloya


Ataenius suineata sp. nov. is described based on 3 specimens from Acahuizotla, Guerrero, Mexico. Distinctive characteristics for this species are illustrated. A revised partial key to the Mexican species of “Ataenius aequalis-platensis” group is provided. This species may be considered endemic to Mexico.

Resumen: Se describe Ataenius suineata sp. nov. con base en tres especímenes provenientes de Acahuizotla, Guerrero, México. Las características distintivas de esta especie son ilustradas. Se provee una clave parcial del grupo “Ataenius aequalis-platensis” para la especie mexicana. Esta especie puede ser considerada endémica de México.

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