Kataev B.M. 2021. Description of a remarkable new species of the genus Coleolissus from the Western Ghats (India), with notes on this and related genera (Coleoptera: Carabidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.30. No.4: 448–454 [in English].

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Emb. 1, St Petersburg 199034, Russia. E-mail: harpal@zin.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.30.4.07

ABSTRACT. Coleolissus inessae sp.n. is described from the Western Ghats (Karnataka, India), which is markedly distinguished from all other congeners by elongate body with comparatively long pronotum not depressed latero-basally combined with shorter mandibles and one pair of marginal setae on last visible abdominal sternite of male. The relationships of the new species as well as the distinctive features and status of Coleolissus Bates, 1892, Hyphaereon MacLeay, 1825, Calathomimus Bates, 1886 and Allosiopelus Ito, 1995 are briefly discussed. The following new synonymy is proposed: Coleolissus Bates, 1892 = Tenuistilus Habu, 1978, syn.n.

KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Harpalini, Selenophori group, Coleolissus, Hyphaereon, Calathomimus, Tenuistilus, Allosiopelus, Oriental region, India, new species, new synonym.

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