Friday, March 24, 2017

N. 62: T. Ochi, M. Kon & M. V. L. Barclay

G. it. Ent., 14 (62): 793-812
March 2017

Notes on the coprophagous scarab-beetles
(Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)
from Southeast Asia. XXIX
A review of the nominotypical subgenus
of the genus Parascatonomus,
 with descriptions of five new species
  
by

TERUO OCHI *, MASAHIRO KON ** & MAXWELL V. L. BARCLAY ***

* Kôhûdai 5-21-6, Toyono-cho, Toyono-gun, Osaka, 563-0104 JAPAN.
** Pressance Kyodai-Higashi 406, Nishida-cho116-3, Jodoji, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606-8417 JAPAN.
*** Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, ENGLAND.

Abstract - The nominotypical subgenus of the genus Parascatonomus is reviewed. Five new species are described from the the Oriental Region: P. (P.) nilgiripolitus sp. nov. from South India, P. (P.) sikkimpolitus sp. nov. from Sikkim, P. (P.) vietnampolitus sp. nov. from Vietnam, P. (P.) paotao sp. nov. from Taiwan, P. (P.) javapolitus sp. nov. from Java. A new subspecies of P. (P.) javapolitus n. sp. is also described from Sulawesi: P. (P.) javapolitus sulawesipolitus ssp. nov. A key to the species of the subgenus is provided.