n Annals of the Transvaal Museum - , a new genus and species of Gehringiini from southwestern Africa (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Volume 46, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0041-1752


The new genus and species, , is described from the shore of a salt lake in southwestern Africa. The new genus differs from the other known gehringiine genera Darlington and Schatzmayr & Koch mainly in the tarsal formula, namely a four-segmented protarsus and mesotarsus and five-segmented metatarsus. Many synapomorphic character states, however, demonstrate the close relationship of with which together form the adelphotaxon (subtribe Helenaeina Deuve, 2007) of the genus (subtribe Gehringiina s.str.). In its ecology the new species is very similar to Schatzmayr & Koch, which is also known to occur in saline habitats, whereas Baehr probably lives in sand in slow-flowing lowland rivers, Deuve was collected at light in farmland, and the North American Darlington lives in gravel in cold mountain streams. A key to all recorded species of Gehringiini is provided.

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