New species and new records of Xenelmis Hinton (Coleoptera: Elmidae) from Southeastern Brazil

Zootaxa. 2015 Mar 18;3936(1):115-22. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3936.1.6.


The genus Xenelmis is found in the Nearctic and Neotropical regions. Currently, seven out of thirteen species are registered from Brazil. Here, two new species of Xenelmis from Brazil are described and illustraded-Xenelmis sinecarina sp. nov. and Xenelmis granatoides sp. nov. Additionaly, X. granata and X. micros are characterized and illustrated.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brazil
  • Coleoptera / anatomy & histology
  • Coleoptera / classification*
  • Dogs
  • Forests
  • Male