Kazantsev S.V. 2013. New and little known taxa of “neotenic” Lycidae (Coleoptera), with discussion of their phylogeny // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.22. No.1: 9–31 [in English].
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Key words: Coleoptera, Lycidae, new subfamily, new tribes, new genera, new species, taxonomy, Afrotropical and Neotropical regions.
ABSTRACT. A new subfamily of “neotenic” net-winged beetles, Mimolibnetinae subfam.n., two new tribes, Dominopterini tr.n. and Electropterini tr.n., four new genera, Tishechkinia gen.n., Dominopteron gen.n., Nanolycus gen.n. and Prioceraton gen.n., and seven new species, Mimolibnetis patruelis, Dominopteron hispaniolum, Electropteron nepos, E. cursarius, Nanolycus gnomus, Ceratoprion sobrinus and Pseudacroleptus gorgonus spp.n., are described from the Afrotropical and Neotropical regions. Extant representatives of the fossil genus Electropteron Kazantsev, 2012 (previously known only from the Dominican amber) are described for the first time, also from the Dominican Republic. The genera Ceratoprion Gorham, 1884, Mimolibnetis Pic, 1936 and Electropteron are redescribed, and Mimolibnetis apicalis Pic, 1936 and M. obscurus Pic, 1936 are illustrated. Tishechkinia carltoni (Kazantsev, 2005), comb.n. is transferred to Tishechkinia gen.n. from Neolyrium Kazantsev, 2005, and Prioceraton ignavum (Kazantsev, 2008), comb.n. is transferred to Prioceraton gen.n. from Ceratoprion. A cladistic analysis of the «neotenic» lycid lineages is provided.