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Author(s): Makranczy, Gy.
Title: Four new Neotropical species of Anotylus with an interesting sexual dimorphism (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae)
Year: 2011
Volume: 103
Pages: 43-64.

Abstract: Following the discovery of an early Cretaceous Anotylus fossil in the Yixian Formation, (Beipiao City, Liaoning Province,NE China) displaying an interesting sexually dimorphic feature, four extant species with the same characteristic are described. These Neotropical Anotylus species have a modification of the anterior pronotal corners in males and in addition to the modification observable in the fossil, also a strong enlargement of the temples. The new species were mostly found in flight intercept traps, all but one represented by a single male specimen each: Anotylus arellanoae sp. n. (Bolivia: Santa Cruz), A. engeli sp. n. (Bolivia: Cochabamba), A. debae sp. n. (Ecuador: Zamora-Chinchipe), A. deboeri sp. n. (Panama: Panamá and Chiriquí). Habitus, important morphological details and male genitalia are illustrated for all species. With 67 figures.
Keywords: new species, Neotropics, Anotylus, sexual dimorphism
Subject: zoology

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Matskási, I. & Merkl, O.