New species of Ochodaeus Dejean from Madagascar II (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae)

M. J. Paulsen


Three new species of Ochodaeus Dejean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae) from Madagascar are described that have a strongly granulate pronotum and, unlike all previously described species from the country, possess a clypeal tubercle or minute horn: O. meridialis, O. umbonulus, and O. iniquipes. An update to the key to the species of Ochodaeus from Madagascar is provided.


Taxonomy, scarab, Africa.

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