n African Entomology - Revision of the endemic southern African genus Burmeister, 1855 (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae : Melolonthinae)




The endemic southern African genus Burmeister, 1855, is revised. Four species are included in the genus, Burmeister, Boheman, and two new species, and , both from the eastern parts of South Africa. Péringuey, 1904, is removed from and placed as , but probably a new and currently monotypic genus is required to accommodate this species. Lectotypes and paralectotypes are designated for (LT and one PLT) and (LT and two PLTs). The tribal placement of , and its similarity to other African melolonthine taxa, are commented on. All species of are redescribed, their distribution mapped, and a key to species provided.


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