Gildenkov M.Yu. 2022. New species of the genus Coprophilus Latreille, 1829 from North India (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.31. No.2: 140–143 [in English].

Smolensk State University, Przhevalsky str. 4, Smolensk 214000, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.31.2.08

ABSTRACT: Coprophilus (s. str.) maximus sp.n. from Uttarakhand State, North India is described and illustrated. Until now, the subgenus Coprophilus included only six species: Coprophilus (s. str.) striatulus (Fabricius, 1792); C. (s. str.) impressus Sharp, 1889; C. (s. str.) sibiricus Bernhauer, 1915; C. (s. str.) castoris Campbell, 1979; C. (s. str.) formosanus Shibata, 1993 and C. (s. str.) qinlingensis Gildenkov, 2017. Only C. (s. str.) striatulus and C. (s. str.) sibiricus have a fairly wide distribution, other species of the subgenus are quite locally distributed. Species of the Coprophilus subgenus were not previously known from India and neighboring territories (Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan). Coprophilus (s. str.) maximus sp.n. is the only species of the subgenus in the Oriental Biogeographic Region. The new species is the largest in the subgenus Coprophilus; it well differs from all other species from this subgenus not only in size, but also by the delicate microsculpture of the forebody.

KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Coprophilus, new species, North India.

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