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New species of Thinobius Kiesenwetter, 1844 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Argentina with ecological notes

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  • Erica E. SCHEIBLER,

    1. Laboratorio de Entomología, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas (IADIZA, CCT CONICET Mendoza), CC: 507, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Mariana CHANI-POSSE DE MAUS

    1. Laboratorio de Entomología, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas (IADIZA, CCT CONICET Mendoza), CC: 507, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
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Erica E. Scheibler, IADIZA, CCT CONICET Mendoza, Avda. Ruiz Leal s/n. Parque Gral.
San Martín, CC 507, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina.
Email: escheib@mendoza-conicet.gov.ar

Abstract

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.

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