New species of Omalodes and redefinition of the tribe Omalodini (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Histerinae)

Zootaxa. 2015 Feb 26;3925(1):109-19. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3925.1.7.


A new species of Omalodini, Omalodes atacamanus sp. nov., is described from Chile. A redefinition of Omalodini is proposed and an identification key to the genera is provided. The new species can be distinguished from other species of Omalodes mainly by all tibiae having a row of setae on outer submarginal region. Omalodini sensu nov. is herein restricted to a lineage of Ebonius Lewis, 1885 and Omalodes Dejean, 1833. The tribe has known distribution across Latin America with some species reaching the southern USA.

MeSH terms

  • Animal Distribution
  • Animal Structures / anatomy & histology
  • Animal Structures / growth & development
  • Animals
  • Body Size
  • Chile
  • Coleoptera / anatomy & histology
  • Coleoptera / classification*
  • Coleoptera / growth & development
  • Female
  • Male
  • Organ Size