oa African Invertebrates - Revision of the subtribe Clavigerodina and an annotated catalogue of South African Clavigeritae (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae : Pselaphinae)

Volume 48 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1681-5556
  • E-ISSN: 2305-2562



The subtribe Clavigerodina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, subfamily Pselaphinae, supertribe Clavigeritae) of South Africa is revised. A key to genera and species is given. One new genus, gen. n., and five new species, sp. n., sp. n., sp. n., sp. n., and sp. n. are described. Lectotypes are designated for (Wasmann, 1897) and (Wasmann, 1894). Two species groups based on and are defined for the genus , 1894. New combinations are established : , , and . Jeannel, 1955 is reinstated from the synonymy of Raffray, 1890, and is considered as a junior synonym of (Raffray, 1887). A catalogue of members of the supertribe Clavigeritae occurring in South Africa with their known host ants is provided.

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