New species of Thinobius Kiesenwetter, 1844 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Argentina with ecological notes
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2009
© 2009 The Entomological Society of Japan
Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 252–260, September 2009
How to Cite
SCHEIBLER, E. E. and CHANI-POSSE DE MAUS, M. (2009), New species of Thinobius Kiesenwetter, 1844 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Argentina with ecological notes. Entomological Science, 12: 252–260. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2009.00329.x
- Issue published online: 24 SEP 2009
- Article first published online: 24 SEP 2009
- Received 1 October 2008; accepted 24 February 2009.
- Andean region;
- mountain streams;
- new species;
Thinobius andinus sp. nov. from Argentina is described and illustrated, detailed information on its ecology is provided and a key to species of Thinobius from south-western South America is given. This species was collected from high elevation stream areas of the Mendoza River watershed. It belongs to pollution-sensitive species, and it was mainly found in clear, low-salinity cold waters pertaining to high elevation streams with riparian vegetation. Lectotype is designated for Thinobius pulchripennis Bernhauer, 1923.