Oaxacanthaxia viridis , a new genus and species (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from Mexico with Old World affinities

C. L. Bellamy


A new genus and species, Oaxacanthaxia viridis, is described from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The genus is distinguished in a key to the related taxa from Mesoamerica and tabularly from the Old World Philanthaxia, its putative sister genus. A brief discussion is given towards placing this new genus within the tribe Anthaxiini sensu Holynski. Philanthaxina Holynski is reduced to junior synonymy of Thomassetiina Bellamy, stat. nov.

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