Beetles World No. 4

Journal of biodiversity in Coleoptera

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Beetles World is an occasional published journal devoted to taxonomy and to biodiversity of Coleoptera. We offer cooperation on the new description for every taxonomist from all parts of the world. All rights, including reprinting of extracts, electronic or optical reproduction and translation belonging to the publisher.

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Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hirschkäfer Asiens (Coleoptera, Lucanidae) und Beschreibung mehrerer neuer Arten (II).

Eine neue Art der Gattung Macrodorcas Motschulsky, 1861 von Nord-Indien, zwei neue Unterarten der Gattung Lucanus Scopoli, 1763 von China (Guangxi) und Pakistan und eine neue Art der Gattung Neolucanus Thomson, 1862 von China (Guangxi) werden beschrieben. Die Holotypen von Macrodorcas himalayae spec. nov., Lucanus (Lucanus) planeti guangxii sspec. nov., Lucanus (Pseudolucanus) deuvei pakistanicus sspec. nov. und von Neolucanus guangxii spec. nov. sowie das Weibchen von Novonigidius kirchneri Schenk, 1998 werden abgebildet und mit den verwandten Arten verglichen. Weiterhin werden einige andere seltene Lucaniden abgebildet und der Erstnachweis von Lucanus (Lucanus) koyamai für China erbracht.

Schlagworte: Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Macrodorcas himalayae, Lucanus planeti guangxii, Lucanus deuvei pakistanicus, Neolucanus guangxii, Lucanus koyamai, Lucanus singularis, Lucanus wittmeri, Novonigidius kirchneri, Dorcus sewertzowi, China, Indien, Arunachal Pradesh, Pakistan

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Contribution to the knowledge of the stag beetles of Asia (Coleoptera, Lucanidae) and description of several new taxa (II).

A new species of the genus Macrodorcas Motschulsky, 1861 from northern India, two new subspecies of the genus Lucanus Scopoli, 1763 from China (Guangxi) and Pakistan and a new species of the genus Neolucanus Thomson, 1862 from China (Guangxi) are described. The holotypes of Macrodorcas himalayae spec. nov., Lucanus (Lucanus) planeti guangxii sspec. nov., Lucanus (Pseudolucanus) deuvei pakistanicus sspec. nov. and of Neolucanus guangxii spec. nov. and the female of Novonigidius kirchneri Schenk, 1998 are pictured and compared with the related species. Further some other rare Lucanidae are shown and Lucanus (Lucanus) koyamai is first time recorded for China.

Key Words: Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Macrodorcas himalayae, Lucanus planeti guangxii, Lucanus deuvei pakistanicus, Neolucanus guangxii, Lucanus koyamai, Lucanus singularis, Lucanus wittmeri, Novonigidius kirchneri, Dorcus sewertzowi, China, Indien, Arunachal Pradesh, Pakistan

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