Abstracts of publications II (Nos. 51ff.)                                                      

For corresponding references and abstracts nos. 1 - 50 see publications and abstracts I, respectively.

51.
A revision of the Western Palaearctic species of Myrmecopora Saulcy, 1864, sensu lato and Eccoptoglossa Luze, 1904 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Falagriini). - The systematic position and taxonomic history of  the falagriine genera Myrmecopora SAULCY, 1864 sensu lato and Eccoptoglossa LUZE, 1904, including the subgenera and species described prior to the present study are outlined and discussed.  Both genera are redescribed and redefined with special reference to phylogenetic relationships.  Based on phylogenetic arguments, the following taxa are recognized as subgenera of Myrmecopora: Myrmecopora  SAULCY s. str., Iliusa MULSANT & REY, 1874, Xenusa MULSANT & REY, 1874, Paraxenusa subg. n. and Euphorbiusa subg. n.   A revision of the types and further Western Palaearctic material of both genera yielded 22 valid species of Myrmecopora and 2 species of Eccoptoglossa, among them six new taxa: Myrmecopora (s. str.) wunderlei sp. n. from Southern Anatolia, M. (s. str.) convexula sp. n. from Western Anatolia and Southeastern Bulgaria, M. (s. str.) elisa sp. n. from Crete, M. (s. str.) plana sp. n. from Crete, M. (s. str.) fornicata sp. n. from Crete and M. (Xenusa) oweni sp. n. from Southern England, Northern and Western France.  Myrmecopora turanica EPPELSHEIM, 1888, is transferred to Eccoptoglossa.  The following new synonymies are established: M. (Iliusa) fugax (ERICHSON, 1839) = M. uludaghensis FAGEL, 1971, syn. n., M. (Xenusa) uvida (ERICHSON, 1840) = M. meridiogallica SCHEERPELTZ, 1972, syn. n., M. (Xenusa) boehmi BERNHAUER, 1910 = M. sydowi BERNHAUER, 1927, syn. n., = Xenusa mediterranea FAGEL, 1970, syn. n., M. (Xenusa) sulcata (KIESENWETTER, 1850) = Xenusa carica FAGEL, 1970, syn. n., M. (Xenusa) simillima (WOLLASTON, 1864) = M. lohmanderi BERNHAUER, 1927, syn. n., M. (Xenusa) minima BERNHAUER, 1900 = M. buresi RAMBOUSEK, 1910, syn. n., = Xenusa pamphylica FAGEL, 1969, syn. n., Eccoptoglossa obscura LUZE, 1904 = Mymecopora afghanica SCHEERPELTZ, 1972, syn. n.  Myrmecopora (s. str.) pygmaea (SACHSE, 1852), previously treated as a synonym of M. (s. str.) crassiuscula (AUBÉ, 1850), is regarded as a valid species.  Lectotypes are designated for Myrmecopora publicana SAULCY, Myrmedonia pygmaea SACHSE, Tachyusa laesa ERICHSON, T. uvida ERICHSON, T. sulcata KIESENWETTER, T. simillima WOLLASTON, T. maritima WOLLASTON, Myrmecopora sydowi BERNHAUER, M. boehmi BERNHAUER, M. minima BERNHAUER, M. lohmanderi BERNHAUER, M. bernhaueri KOCH, M. brevipes BUTLER, M. gravata PEYERIMHOFF, M. turanica EPPELSHEIM and Eccoptoglossa obscura LUZE. A neotype is designated for Tachyusa fugax ERICHSON.  In addition to the descriptions of the genera, subgenera and species dealt with in the study, drawings of relevant external characters and the genitalia, detailed diagnostic keys as well as data on distribution and bionomics are provided.

52.
A Revision of the Madeiran species of Geostiba (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae).  Supplement I. - A study of recently collected material of Staphylinidae from  the Madeiran archipelago yielded 4 new species of the G. lindrothi species group, which are described and keyed: G. ericicola sp. n., G. temeris sp. n., G. tenebrarum sp. n. and G. noctis sp. n.  In addition, further data on the distribution and bionomics of the known Madeiran Geostiba are presented.

53.
Review of the Palaearctic species of Autalia LEACH in SAMOUELLE, 1819 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - The types of 13 Palaearctic nominal species of Autalia LEACH in SAMOUELLE are revised.  Seven valid species are recognized: A. impressa (OLIVIER), A. longicornis SCHEERPELTZ, A. kabyliana FAGEL, A. rufula SHARP, A. smetanai PACE, A. rivularis (GRAVENHORST) and A. puncticollis SHARP.  A. pulchella SAWADA is synonymized with A. rufula SHARP.  The previously hypothesized synonymies of A. plicata STEPHENS, A. ruficornis STEPHENS and A. brevicornis BLAIR with A. impressa (OLIVIER), and of A. aterrima STEPHENS and A. angusticollis STEPHENs with A. rivularis (GRAVENHORST) are confirmed. Lectotypes are designated for A. longicornis, A. rufula, A. puncticollis and A. rivularis.  A neotype is designated for Staphylinus impressus OLIVIER.  A diagnostic key to the Palaearctic species of the genus is provided and supplemented by drawings of primary and secondary characters, and by comments on the distribution and bionomics of the species. A. kabyliana is for the first time recorded from Europe.

54.
A revision of the Eastern Palaearctic species of Myrmecopora SAULCY, 1864 with notes on some species from the Oriental region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Falagriini). -
The types and further material of the Eastern Palaearctic Myrmecopora rufescens (SHARP), M. algarum (SHARP), M. martensi (PACE), and the Oriental M. chinensis CAMERON, M. elegans CAMERON and M. nilgiriensis CAMERON are revised.  M. rufescens, M. algarum, M. chinensis and the new species M. reticulata sp. n. are recognized as a monophylum and placed in Lamproxenusa subgen. n. of the genus Myrmecopora SAULCY.  M. martensi (PACE) and M. elegans CAMERON are transferred to Anaulacaspis GANGLBAUER, M. nilgiriensis CAMERON to the falagriine genus Indomyrmecopora gen. n.  Lectotypes are designated for Tachyusa rufescens SHARP, T. algarum SHARP and Myrmecopora chinensis CAMERON.  For the species of Myrmecopora and Indomyrmecopora and the new taxa descriptions and drawings of relevant characters are presented. A diagnostic key is provided for the species of Lamproxenusa.

55.
The species of Othius Stephens of the Canary Islands (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Xantholininae). - Of the 6 known species of Othius Stephens in the Canary Islands either types or specimens from the type localities and additional material were examined.  The first Othius from La Palma, O. palmaensis spec. nov., and the hitherto unknown male of O. philonthoides Woll. are described.  Apart from O. coiffaiti Lohse, which is for the first time reported for La Gomera, all the Canarian species of the genus appear to be endemic to the island of their discovery.  A diagnostic key is supplemented by illustrations of the genitalia and secondary sexual characters of the males, by comments on the distribution and ecology of the species and a discussion of phylogenetic relationships.

56.
A revision of Othius STEPHENS, 1829 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Xantholininae). III. The species of the Western Palaearctic region exclusive of the Atlantic Islands (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Xantholininae). - Types and further material of the Western Palaearctic species of Othius STEPHENS - exclusive of the species endemic to the Atlantic Islands - from various museum and private collections are revised.  24 valid species and two subspecies are recognized.  The following new synonymies are established and old synonyms are confirmed: Othius lapidicola MÄRKEL & KIESENWETTER = O. albanicus REITTER syn. n., = O. rhodicus COIFFAIT syn. n., = O. kastamonuensis BORDONI syn. n., = O. elongatus COIFFAIT resyn.; Othius piceus SCRIBA = O. laufferi BERNHAUER syn. n., = O. pilifer QUEDENFELDT syn. n., = O. reitteri FUENTE syn. n.; Othius angustus STEPHENS = Staphylinus melanocephalus GRAVENHORST (nomen praeocc.); O. punctulatus (Goeze) = O. punctulatus ssp. ibericus COIFFAIT syn. n.; Othius paralleliceps QUEDENFELDT = O. xantholinoides FAIRMAIRE; Othius subuliformis STEPHENS = O. myrmecophilus KIESENWETTER syn. n., = O. myrmecophilus ssp. algarvensis COIFFAIT, syn. n.; O. crassus MOTSCHULSKY = O. pallidus BRANCSIK; O. brevipennis KRAATZ = O. dilutus MOTSCHULSKY.  Three taxa are attributed a new status: O. corpulentus COIFFAIT stat. n. , O. ponticus COIFFAIT stat. n. - both originally described as subspecies of O. transsilvanicus GANGLBAUER - and O. angustus ssp. stenocephalus EPPELSHEIM stat. n., previously treated as a distinct species or a subspecies of O. laeviusculus STEPHENS.  Lectotypes a designated for Othius lapidicola MÄRKEL & KIESENWETTER, O. piceus SCRIBA, O. reitteri FUENTE, O. angustus STEPHENS, O. laeviusculus STEPHENS, O. subuliformis STEPHENS, O. stenocephalus EPPELSHEIM, O. volans J. SAHLBERG, O. paralleliceps QUEDENFELDT, O. xantholinoides FAIRMAIRE, O. zolotarevi ROUBAL, O. jadwigae ROUBAL, O. crassus MOTSCHULSKY, O. dilutus MOTSCHULSKY, O. pallidus BRANCSIK, O. transsilvanicus GANGLBAUER, O. corpulentus COIFFAIT, O. brevipennis KRAATZ, O. chrysurus REITTER, O. turcmenus FAUVEL and Staphylinus melanocephalus GRAVENHORST.  Four new species are described: O. wunderlei sp. n. from southwestern Spain, O. permutatus sp. n. from the Carpathians, O. serratus sp. n. and O. solodovnikovi sp. n., both from the Caucasus.
Comparative diagnoses are given for the species and subspecies treated, their areas of distribution are revised, and bionomical data are presented.  For all the species the primary and secondary sexual characters are figured, for several species the distribution and intraspecific morphological variation are illustrated.  Based on an evaluation of numerous external and particularly sexual characters, species groups and subgroups are characterized.  A diagnostic key is presented for the Othius species of the Western Palaearctic exclusive of the Atlantic Islands.

57.
A Revision of the species of Euryalea MULSANT & REY, Pseudocalea LUZE and Ocyota SHARP (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - The types and further material of the the aleocharine genera Euryalea MULSANT & REY, Pseudocalea LUZE and Ocyota SHARP from various museum and private collections are revised.  The taxonomic history and systematic position of the taxa are outlined.  Euryalea MULSANT & REY, apparently a holomediterranean genus, is placed in the Oxypodini.  Eight species of Euryalea are recognized: E. decumana (ERICHSON), E. murina (ERICHSON), E. lebetina sp. n., E. picipennis (BAUDI) sp. propr. (= E. murina var. demaisoni ROUBAL, syn. n.), E. occidentalis sp. n., E. sicula sp. n., E. numidiaca sp. n. and E. obliterata NORMAND (nomen dubium).  Ocalea pulcherrima BERNHAUER (= Euryalea mongolica BERNHAUER, syn. n.) is transferred to Pyroglossa Bernhauer.  Pseudocalea LUZE, containing only the European species P. brevicornis (KRAATZ), is revalidated and placed in the Aleocharini.  The position of Ocyota SHARP in the Aleocharini is confirmed.  Two valid species of Ocyota are recognized: O. dubia SHARP and O. fortepunctata BERNHAUER, both from Central America.  O. bruchi BERNHAUER is excluded from the genus and placed in the Oxypodini. Neotypes are designated for Ocalea decumana ERICHSON and O. picipennis BAUDI, lectotypes are designated for Ocalea murina ERICHSON, Ocalea brevicornis KRAATZ, Ocyota fortepunctata BERNHAUER and Ocyota bruchi BERNHAUER.  Diagnoses of all the taxa dealt with in the study are supplemented by drawings of relevant differential and taxonomic characters and by data on distribution and bionomics.  For the species of Euryalea a diagnostic key and a map are provided.

59.
A revision of the Palaearctic species of Zoosetha Mulsant & Rey and Poromniusa Ganglbauer (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - The types and additional material of the Palaearctic species of Zoosetha Mulsant & Rey and Poromniusa Ganglbauer, here regarded as distinct genera of the Oxypodini, are revised.  Eight valid species, including one species of uncertain systematic position, of Zoosetha and two species of Poromniusa are recognized: Z. inconspicua (Erichson), Z. pechlaneri (Bernhauer), Z. incisa sp. n., Z. rufescens (Kraatz), Z. inexcisa sp. n., Z. graeca (Bernhauer), Z. fortepunctata (Bernhauer), Z.? salomonis (Saulcy), P. procidua (Erichson) and P. crassa (Eppelsheim).  The following new synonymies are established: Ocyusida Bernhauer syn. n. = Zoosetha Mulsant & Rey, Eurymniusa Ganglbauer syn. n. = Poromniusa Ganglbauer, Eurymniusa plitvicensis Bernhauer syn. n. = Ocyusa crassa Eppelsheim, Zoosetha hoelzeliana Scheerpeltz syn. n. = Poromniusa procidua (Erichson).  The synonymy of Ocyusida skalitzkyi Bernhauer with Z. rufescens (Kraatz) and of Homalota glacialis Miller with Poromniusa procidua (Erichson) is confirmed.  Zoosetha breitiana Scheerpeltz is transferred to Tomoglossa Kraatz, Poromniusa fortepunctata (Bernhauer) to Zoosetha Mulsant & Rey, Eurymniusa crassa (Eppelsheim) to Poromniusa Ganglbauer, and Ocyusa bimaculata Fauvel, assigned to Poromniusa by previous authors, is tentatively placed in Cousya Mulsant & Rey.  Lectotypes are designated for Eurymniusa plitvicensis Bernhauer, Homalota inconspicua Erichson, H. glacialis Miller, Ocyusa pechlaneri Bernhauer, O. bimaculata Fauvel, O. crassa Eppelsheim, Oxypoda rufescens Kraatz and Ocyusida skalitzkyi Bernhauer.  The taxonomic history and the systematics of the taxa dealt with are outlined.  The diagnoses are complemented by drawings of distinguishing characters, comments on systematics, distribution, bionomics and a key.

60.
A revision of the Habrocerinae of the world. Supplement II  (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Further data on the distribution of several species of Habrocerus Erichson and Nomimocerus Coiffait & Saiz are presented.  H. neglectus sp. n. from southern Thailand, the sister species of H. rougemonti Pace, and Nomimocerus septentrionalis sp. n. from Chile, a close relative of N. longispinosus Assing & Wunderle, are described.  Their primary and secondary sexual characters are figured.

61.
A new species of Autalia LEACH in SAMOUELLE from China  (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Autalia schuelkei sp. n., the eighth species of the genus in the Palaearctic region, is described from Sichuan, China.  The primary and secondary sexual characters are illustrated.

62.
A revision of Othius STEPHENS of the Atlantic Islands.  III: Further records, new species, phylogenetics, and colonization (Insecta, Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Xantholininae). - Further records of Othius from Madeira and the Canary Islands are presented.  Othius coiffaiti LOHSE and its synonym O. pseudolapidicola COIFFAIT are synonymized with O. philonthoides WOLLASTON.  O. microphallus sp. n. is described from Tenerife and compared with its closest relative, O. intermedius KORGE; primary and secondary sexual characters are figured.  A phylogenetic analysis of Atlantic Othius shows that, not considering the recent introduction of O. punctulatus (GOEZE) to the Canary Islands, both Madeira and the Canarian archipelago are inhabited by two monophyletic groups and were colonized twice by species of Othius.  The phylogeny of Atlantic Othius and the colonization of the islands are discussed.
 

63.
Two new Palaearctic species and two new synonyms of Atrecus JACQUELIN DU VAL (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Xantholininae). - Atrecus parvioculatus sp. n. and A. schuelkei sp. n. are described from northeastern Anatolia and from western Sichuan (China), respectively.  The following synonymies are established: A. pilicornis (PAYKULL) = A. suturalis (MOTSCHULSKY), syn. n., and A. affinis (PAYKULL) = A. affinis caucasicus (ROUBAL), syn. n. A lectotype is designated for Othius suturalis MOTSCHULSKY, 1845. The primary and secondary sexual characters of the new taxa are illustrated, and a key to the eight Palaearctic species of the genus is presented.

64.
A revision of Othius STEPHENS. V. The species of the Himalayan region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Xantholininae). - The accessible types and further material of Himalayan Othius STEPHENS are revised.  24 species are recognized, 12 of which are described for the first time: O. extraordinarius sp. n. (India: Himachal-Pradesh), O. sinuosus sp. n. (Karakoram), O. infestus sp. n. (East Nepal), O. acifer sp. n. (East Nepal), O. conifer sp. n. (East Nepal), O. truncatus sp. n. (East Nepal), O. clavifer sp. n. (East Nepal), O. virgifer sp. n. (East Nepal), O. corniger sp. n. (East Nepal), O. longicuneatus sp. n. (Central Nepal), O. jaegeri sp. n. (Central Nepal), and O. schawalleri sp. n. (Central Nepal). The following new combinations and synonymies are established: Othius nepalensis (SCHEERPELTZ, 1976), comb. n. (transferred from Othiogeiton), and Othius STEPHENS, 1829 = Othiogeiton SCHEERPELTZ, 1976, syn. n.  Lectotypes are designated for Othius apicalis CAMERON, 1926, Othius flavocaudatus CAMERON, 1926, and Othius ruficornis CAMERON, 1928.  The diagnoses include drawings of the genitalia and further distinguishing characters; they are complemented by comments on the distribution and bionomics of the species.  A key allowing identification of the Himalayan representatives of Othius is provided.

65.
On the staphylinid fauna of the Atlantic islands: new species, synonyms and records (Col., Staphylinidae). - Nacaeus irregularis (BLACKWELDER) is for the first time reported from Madeira and the Atlantic islands.  Platystethus degener MULSANT & REY (Tenerife, Gran Canaria), Astenus thoracicus (BAUDI) (Tenerife), Medon apicalis (KRAATZ) (Gran Canaria), and Quedius assimilis NORDMANN (Tenerife) are additions to the staphylinid fauna of the Canary Islands.  The previously unknown male primary and secondary sexual characters of Stenus grancanariae PUTHZ are described and figured.  Nudobius canariensis ISRAELSON is compared with N. collaris (ERICHSON) and considered a distinct species; for both taxa, drawings of the aedeagus are presented. The following new synonymies are established: Nudobius canariensis ISRAELSON = N. collaris palmensis COIFFAIT, syn. n., and Ischnoglossa minor (AUBÉ) = I. pulchella ISRAELSON, syn. n.  Three new species are described: Stenus exspoliatus sp. n. (endemic to La Gomera), Medon oromii sp. n., an anophthalmous endemic species from La Palma, and Holobus ignoratus sp. n., a close relative of H. flavicornis (LACORDAIRE) from Madeira. The genitalia and relevant secondary sexual characters are figured.

66.
Three new species of Othius STEPHENS from the Caucasus (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Xantholininae). - Three new species of the Othius crassus subgroup are described from the Caucasus: O. hebes sp. n. and its sister species O. fastigatus sp. n., both closely related to O. korgei COIFFAIT, and O. ushakovi sp. n., the sister species of O. ponticus COIFFAIT.  Characters distinguishing the new taxa from their closely related congeners are emphasized in the diagnoses and illustrated; a recent key to the Western Palaearctic species of Othius is modified to accommodate the new species.  Their phylogenetic affiliations are briefly discussed.

67.
New species and records of Masuria Cameron from Nepal (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Further data on the distribution Masuria plumbea Cameron, M. picipes Cameron, and M. loebli Pace are presented.  Three new species are described from Nepal: M. rugosepunctata sp. n., M. ancoriformis sp. n., and M. longicornis sp. n.  Primary and secondary sexual characters are figured.

71.
A revision of Othius STEPHENS, 1829.  VII. The species of the Eastern Palaearctic region east of the Himalayas (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Types and additional material of Othius from the Eastern Palaearctic region east of the Himalayas as well as from southern China and Taiwan are revised.  31 valid species and 2 subspecies are recognized; the identity of a further 3 species, whose types were not made available, remains dubious.  The following new synonymies are established: O. medius SHARP = O. medius kusuii ITO, syn. n., = O. medius yakushimanus ITO, syn. n.; O. rosti BERNHAUER =  O. ussuriensis COIFFAIT, syn. n.; O. latus SHARP = O. stoetzneri BERNHAUER, syn. n., = O. chongqingensis ZHENG, syn. n., = O. latus ozakii ITO, syn. n.; O. punctatus BERNHAUER = O. arisanus (SHIBATA), syn. n.  Lectotypes are designated for O. medius SHARP, O. rosti BERNHAUER, O. stoetzneri BERNHAUER, and O. rufipennis SHARP.  19 new species and one new subspecies are described: O. bordonii sp. n. (China), O. latus gansuensis ssp. n. (China: Gansu), O. atavus sp. n. (China: Yunnan), O. lubricus sp. n. (China: Yunnan), O. discrepans sp. n. (China: Sichuan), O. excisus sp. n. (China: Sichuan), O. sculptipennis sp. n. (China: Sichuan), O. tuberipennis sp. n. (China: Yunnan), O. fibulifer sp. n. (China: Sichuan), O. wrasei sp. n. (China: Sichuan), O. smetanai sp. n. (Taiwan), O. aequabilis sp. n. (Taiwan), O. hamatus sp. n. (Taiwan), O. acutus sp. n. (Taiwan), O. reticulatus sp. n. (Taiwan), O. praecisus sp. n. (Taiwan), O. collapsus sp. n. (Taiwan), O. contumax sp. n. (Taiwan), and O. coniceps sp. n. (Taiwan).  Comparative diagnoses are given for the species and subspecies treated and complemented by comments on phylogenetic relationships; revised biogeographical and the available bionomical data are compiled.  The primary and secondary sexual characters are figured; for several species, the distribution and intraspecific morphological variation are illustrated.  A diagnostic key is presented for the Othius species of the Eastern Palaearctic region east of the Himalayas.  There is some evidence that both the Western Palaearctic and the Eastern Palaearctic species of Othius are monophyla; the former is distributed west and the latter east of the Caspian Sea, the only exception being the Western Himalayan O. kashmirica subgroup, which is closely related to the Western Palaearctic O. laeviusculus group. In the region east of the Himalayas, species diversity is highest in Yunnan and Sichuan (mainland China), and in Taiwan.   The phylogenetics of the Taiwanese species are discussed, and conclusions regarding the colonization of the island are presented.

72.
Supplements to the staphylinid fauna of Central Europe (Coleoptera). - With volume 15 of expected to be the last of  four supplements to the systematic part of  "Die Käfer Mitteleuropas", the present contribution forms the first step of a series designed to review and compile the latest published changes and new results in the systematics, taxonomy and biogeography of Central European Staphylinidae.  The series is primarily intended to address biologists working on the faunistics and ecology of Central European Coleoptera.  New keys and figures of genitalia are presented for the Central European species of Othius STEPHENS, Tachyporus GRAVENHORST, Myrmecopora SAULCY, Zoosetha MULSANT & REY, and Poromniusa GANGLBAUER.  The following new synonymies are established and confirmed, respectively: Philonthus STEPHENS = Paralionthus ÁDÁM, n. syn., Myrmecopora sulcata (KIESENWETTER) = M. lohmanderi BERNHAUER, Liogluta microptera THOMSON = L. oblongiuscula (SHARP).

73.
On Astenus longelytratus PALM, A. brevelytratus LOHSE and A. lyonessius (JOY) (Col., Staphylinidae). - Astenus longelytratus PALM, 1936 and A. brevelytratus LOHSE, 1987 are placed in the synonymy of A. lyonessius (JOY, 1908), stat. n.  The aedeagus of A. lyonessius is figured.

74.
Contribution to the knowledge and synonymy of some Central European species of the genus Quedius STEPHENS (Col., Staphylinidae). - The following synonomies are proposed: Quedius fulvicollis STEPHENS, 1833 = Q. picipennis (HEER, 1839), n. syn.; Q. limbatus (Heer, 1839) = Q. limbatoides COIFFAIT, 1963, n. syn.; Q. umbrinus ERICHSON, 1839 = Q. pseudoumbrinus LOHSE, 1958, resyn.; Q. persimilis MULSANT & REY, 1876  = Q. aridulus JANSSON, 1939, n. syn.; Q. alpestris (HEER, 1839) = Q. spurius LOKAY, 1921, n. syn. = Q. marcuzzii SCHEERPELTZ, 1953, resyn.  Lectotypes are designated for Q. scribae GANGLBAUER, Philonthus picipennis HEER, Q. pseudoumbrinus LOHSE, Q. persimilis MULSANT & REY, and Philonthus alpestris HEER.  The male genitalia of Q. scribae GANGLBAUER, Q. umbrinus ERICHSON, and of the lectotypes of Q. persimilis MULSANT & REY and Q. aridulus JANSSON are figured.

75.
On some species of Atheta THOMSON, subgenus Ceritaxa MULSANT & REY (Col., Staphylinidae). - Based on an examination of the types of four nominal species of the subgenus Ceritaxa, the following synonymies are established: Atheta (Microdota) benickiella BRUNDIN, 1948 = A. (Ceritaxa) rhopalocera SCHEERPELTZ, 1958, syn. n.; A. voeslauensis BERNHAUER, 1944 = A. griepi SCHEERPELTZ, 1951-54, syn. n., = A. septentrioitalica SCHEERPELTZ, 1960, syn. n.  A lectotype is designated for A. septentrioitalica Scheerpeltz. The X primary and secondary sexual characters of A. voeslauensis are figured.

76.
A revision of Ilyobates KRAATZ, 1856 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Oxypodini). - The types and additional material of the species of Ilyobates KRAATZ are revised.  Six valid species are recognized: I. nigricollis (PAYKULL), I. bennetti DONISTHORPE, I. propinquus (AUBÉ), I. mech (BAUDI), I. merkli EPPELSHEIM, and I. mirabilis sp. n.  The following synonymies are established or confirmed, respectively: I. nigricollis (PAYKULL) = I. haroldi IHSSEN, = I. nigricollis deubeli BERNHAUER, syn. n., = I. hoelzeli SCHEERPELTZ, syn. n.; I. bennetti DONISTHORPE = I. subopacus PALM; I. propinquus (AUBÉ) = I. rufus KRAATZ; I. mech (BAUDI) = I. hustachei MÉQUIGNON, syn. n., = I. pseudomech LOHSE, syn. n., = Calodera sulcicollis AUBÉ; Pyroglossa BERNHAUER = Gennadota CASEY, syn. n.  Lectotypes are designated for I. haroldi IHSSEN, I. nigricollis deubeli BERNHAUER, I. subopacus PALM, Calodera sulcicollis AUBÉ, and I. rufus KRAATZ.   Callicerus puberulus CASEY and Gennadota canadensis CASEY, two North American species previously attributed to Ilyobates, are transferred to Pyroglossa BERNHAUER.  The taxonomic history of Ilyobates is outlined.  The diagnoses of the genus and of the species are complemented by a key and by figures of the mouthparts, primary and secondary sexual characters, and further distinguishing characters.  The biogeographical data available suggest that all the species of Ilyobates are Pontomediterranean faunal elements.  Based on measurements of various body parts, intraspecific morphological variation is assessed and found to be enormous.  As can be concluded from field studies and collection data, species of Ilyobates are monovoltine, with reproduction taking place in spring and summer.  The adult beetles overwinter in a cryptic habitat.  The life histories and possible explanations for the pronounced intraspecific variation of the species of Ilyobates are discussed.

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On the Staphylinidae of La Gomera (Canary Islands), with descriptions of new species and remarks on some microphthalmous Aleocharinae from Tenerife and La Palma (Coleoptera). - The results of a field trip to La Gomera are presented.  More than 45 species of Staphylinidae were recorded, at least 31 of them either Canarian endemics or island endemics of La Gomera.  Four species, all of them presumably island endemics, are described and distinguished from related taxa: Micropeplus gomerensis sp. n., Leptobium gomerense sp. n., Oligota stefaniae sp. n., and Alevonota sollemnis sp. n.  Their sexual characters and further distinguishing characters are figured.  Based on a study of numerous characters and a comparison with Alevonota rufotestacea (KRAATZ) and A. gracilenta (ERICHSON), Atlantostiba franzi PACE (Tenerife), Sipalia franzi PALM (Tenerife), and Apteranopsis hephaestos HERNÁNDEZ & GARCÍA (La Palma) are referred to the genus Alevonota THOMSON and the following binomina and synonymies are established: Alevonota franzi (PALM, 1976), comb. n.; Alevonota hephaestos (HERNÁNDEZ & GARCÍA, 1989), comb. n.;  Alevonota pacei nom. n. et comb. n. (for Atlantostiba franzi PACE, 1994); Alevonota THOMSON, 1858 = Atlantostiba PACE, 1994, syn. n.  The mouthparts and sexual characters of the species examined are figured.

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On the Staphylinidae of La Palma, Canary Islands, with descriptions of new species and remarks on some Canarian Stenus Latreille (Coleoptera). - During a field trip to La Palma in spring 1999, more than 47 species of Staphylinidae were recorded, at least 25 of them either Canarian endemics or island endemics of La Palma.  New data on the distribution and bionomics are presented for several lesser known species, some of which were described only recently from the island.  Four new island records are reported: Omalium excavatum Stephens, 1834, Phloeonomus pusillus (Gravenhorst, 1806), and Quedius depauperatus Wollaston, 1864 from La Palma, and Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis (Macleay, 1871) from La Gomera.  Megarthrus spathuliformis sp. n. (La Palma, El Hierro) and Oxypoda (Atlantoxypoda) lehmanni sp. n.  (Tenerife, Teno) are described and compared with their closest relatives, M. serrula Wollaston, 1865 and O. teydensis (Palm, 1975), respectively; their genitalia are illustrated.  New figures are presented for the aedeagus of O. teydensis, whose distribution is apparently confined to the central part of Tenerife, and for the spermatheca of O. ductifera Zerche, 1996.  Based both on an examination of abundant recently collected material of Stenus aeneotinctus Wollaston, 1864 and related taxa and on phylogenetic arguments, the subspecies of S. aeneotinctus are attributed species status: Stenus aeneotinctus Wollaston, 1864 (El Hierro, La Gomera), S. palmaensis Puthz, 1966, stat. n. (La Palma),  S. fortunatus Puthz, 1966, stat. n. (Tenerife), and S. canariensis Puthz, 1966, stat. n. (Gran Canaria).

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On some Autalia LEACH in SAMOUELLE from Japan and Taiwan (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - New records of Autalia rufula SHARP are presented, and A. rivularis (GRAVENHORST) is for the first time reported from the Japanese archipelago.   A. formosa sp. n., the first species of the genus known from Taiwan and the 24th species worldwide, is described.  Its male primary and secondary sexual characters are figured.

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On the staphylinid fauna of northeastern Greece (Coleoptera). - Four species of Staphylinidae are described from northeastern Greece: Ophthalmoniphetodes pangeoensis sp. n., O. falakroensis sp. n., O. zerchei sp. n., and Leptusa pangeoensis sp. n.; the genitalia and additional diagnostic characters are illustrated. The genus Ophthalmoniphetodes Zerche, 1990, which was previously known only from Bulgaria, is for the first time recorded from Greece.  Based on a description of the previously unknown male of the microphthalmous Atrecus casalei (Bordoni, 1987), this species is compared with its closest relative, A. parvioculatus Assing, 1998.  New records of some lesser known species are presented.

81.
A revision of the Palaearctic species of Myrmecopora Saulcy, 1864 and Eccoptoglossa Luze, 1904 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Falagriini). Supplement I. - New records of several species of Myrmecopora Saulcy and Eccoptoglossa Luze from the Palaearctic region are presented.  The following synonymy is established: M. sulcata (Kiesenwetter, 1850) = M. simillima (Wollaston, 1864), syn. n., = M. lohmanderi Bernhauer, 1927.  Eccoptoglossa reticuliceps sp. n. is described from northwestern Mongolia; the female primary and secondary sexual characters are figured.

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A revision of the species of Piochardia HEYDEN, 1870 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylindae: Aleocharinae). - An examination of the available types and additional material from various collections yielded eight valid species of Piochardia.  The following new synonymies are established:  P. reitteri (WASMANN) = P. schimmeri VIEHMEYER syn. n., and P. oberthuri (FAUVEL) = P. escherichi FAUVEL syn. n.  Lectotypes are designated for P. schaumii (KRAATZ), P. bedeli (FAUVEL), P. oberthuri (FAUVEL) and P. escherichi FAUVEL. The taxonomic history, systematic position and bionomics of the myrmecophilous genus are outlined.  The diagnoses of the species include drawings of the genitalia and further distinguishing characters.  They are complemented by comments on distribution and bionomics.  A revised key to the known representatives of the genus is provided.

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A revision of Othius STEPHENS (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). VIII. Further records, new species, and a new synonym. - A study of previously unrevised material yielded numerous additional data regarding the distribution and bionomics of 37 species of Othius, a genus which is here argued to represent a Palaearctic taxon and which now comprises approximately 100 species. The previously unknown male primary and secondary sexual characters of O. turcmenus FAUVEL, O. loeffleri SCHEERPELTZ, and O. opacipennis CAMERON are described and illustrated for the first time. Three species are described and distinguished from their respective closest relatives: O. jumlaensis sp. n. from Nepal, O. svaneticus sp. n. from the Caucasus region, and O. bhutanensis sp. n. from Bhutan. Their primary and secondary sexual characters are illustrated. An examination of the previously unavailable holotype of O. loeffleri SCHEERPELTZ resulted in the following synonymy: Othius loeffleri SCHEERPELTZ 1976 = Othiogeiton nepalensis SCHEERPELTZ 1976, syn. n.

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A revision of the Canarian species of Leptobium CASEY (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Paederinae). - The types and additional material of the Canarian species of Leptobium CASEY are revised. 5 species, one of them with two subspecies, are validated: Leptobium nigricolle nigricolle (WOLLASTON, 1862) = L. wollastoni confusum COIFFAIT, 1969, syn. n.; L. nigricolle canariense (FAUVEL), stat. n. = L. wollastoni wollastoni (COIFFAIT, 1954), syn. n.; L. ruficolle (WOLLASTON, 1862); L. debilipenne (WOLLASTON, 1865); L. gomerense ASSING, in press; L. gracile (GRAVENHORST, 1802). Lectotypes are designated for Dolicaon nigricollis WOLLASTON, Dolicaon ruficollis WOLLASTON, Dolicaon debilipennis WOLLASTON, Dolicaon confusum confusum COIFFAIT, and Leptobium confusum wollastoni COIFFAIT. Comparative diagnoses and a key are presented for all Canarian representatives of the genus. The male genitalia as well as additional distinguishing characters are figured.  Based on measurements of various body parts, intra(sub-)specific variation is studied and illustrated with special reference to L. nigricolle and L. ruficolle. The available data on the distribution and bionomics of Canarian Leptobium are compiled.

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A revision of the species of Geostiba Thomson, 1858 from Greece and Cyprus (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - A revision of the types and additional material of Geostiba from Greece and Cyprus yielded 35 valid species, which are attributed to four subgenera: Geostiba s. str. (20 species), Ditroposipalia Scheerpeltz (4 species), Chondridiosipalia SCHEERPELTZ (1 species), and Sipalotricha SCHEERPELTZ (10 species). 17 new taxa are described: G. (s. str.) pangeoensis sp. n., G. (s. str.) siculifera sp. n., G. (s. str.) falakroensis sp. n., G. (s. str.) menikioensis sp. n., G. (s. str.) pauli sp. n., G. (s. str.) vermionensis sp. n., G. (s. str.) itiensis sp. n., G. (s. str.) menalonensis sp. n., G. (s. str.) killiniensis sp. n., G. (s. str.) parnoniensis sp. n., G. (s. str.) zercheana sp. n., G. (s. str.) acifera sp. n., G. (D.) schuelkei sp. n., G. (C.) ulcerifera sp. n., G. (S.) ahaiaensis sp. n., G. (S.) fthiotisensis sp. n., and G. (S.) exsecta sp. n. The following new synonymies are established: Geostiba THOMSON 1858 = Tropogastrosipalia SCHEERPELTZ 1951, syn. n.; Ditroposipalia SCHEERPELTZ 1951 = Callosipalia COIFFAIT 1968, syn. n.;  Sipalotricha SCHEERPELTZ 1931 = Lioglutosipalia SCHEERPELTZ 1951, syn. n.; Homalota. armata EPPELSHEIM 1878 = Geostiba loebli PACE 1983, syn. n.; Sipalia moczarskii SCHEERPELTZ 1951 = Geostiba peninsulaemagnesiae PACE 1996, syn. n., = G. peninsulaemagnesiae moczarskii PACE 1996, syn. n.; Sipalia meschniggiana BERNHAUER 1936 = S. pfefferi ROUBAL 1940, syn. n.; Homalota oertzeni EPPELSHEIM 1888 = Sipalia kanellidis SCHEERPELTZ 1962, syn. n., = S. mandli SCHEERPELTZ 1963, syn. n., = S. franziana COIFFAIT 1968, syn. n., = S. lichadensis COIFFAIT 1968, syn. n., = S. dirfysensis COIFFAIT 1968, syn. n., = S. strongylensis Coiffait 1968, syn. n., = S. solitaria FAGEL 1968, syn. n., = Geostiba solitaria ancyrensis PACE 1983, syn. n., = G. s. tmola PACE 1983, syn. n., = G. s. ulensis PACE 1983, syn. n., = G. s. aksekiensis PACE, syn. n., = G. minoica PACE 1996, syn. n.; G. euboica PACE 1990 = G. elatensis PACE 1996, syn. n., = G. samensis PACE 1996, syn. n.  Lectotypes are designated for Sipalia xerovuniana SCHEERPELTZ 1959, S. kanellidis SCHEERPELTZ 1962, Geostiba elatensis PACE 1996, Sipalotricha leucadiae SCHEERPELTZ 1931, and Sipalia beieri SCHEERPELTZ 1959. The systematic position of Sipalia graeca BERNHAUER 1909 in Paraleptusa PEYERHIMHOFF is confirmed. The (re-)descriptions of the Geostiba species of Greece and Cyprus are complemented by illustrations of sexual and other distinguishing characters, by notes on intraspecific variation, distribution and bionomics, and by a diagnostic key.  While most Greek representatives of the genus are more or less endemic, G. euboica PACE and especially G. oertzeni (EPPELSHEIM) are remarkably widespread. The vast area of distribution of the latter is explained by the observation that the species is wing-dimorphic, which is the first record of wing dimorphism in the genus

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On the Staphylinidae of El Hierro, with additional new records from the Canary Islands Coleoptera). - During a field trip to El Hierro in December and January 1999/2000, more than 44 species of Staphylinidae were recorded, at least 20 of them either Canarian endemics or island endemics of El Hierro.  New data on the distribution and bionomics are presented for several lesser known species, some of which were described only recently from the island.  The following ten species are for the first time recorded from El Hierro: Omalium excavatum STEPHENS, 1834, Lithocharis ochracea (GRAVENHORST, 1802), Lithocharis vilis (KRAATZ, 1859), Chloecharis debilicornis (WOLLASTON, 1857), Phacophallus trigonocephalus (KRAATZ, 1859), Gabronthus maritimus (MOTSCHULSKY, 1858), Mycetoporus solidicornis WOLLASTON, 1864, Mycetoporus adumbratus WOLLASTON, 1865, Atheta pseudolaticollis ERBER & HINTERSEHER, 1992 (a junior primary homonym of A. pseudolaticollis BERNHAUER, 1936), and Atheta cacti (WOLLASTON, 1862). Atheta  misella (WOLLASTON, 1864), previously treated as a synonym of A. liliputana (BRISOUT, 1860), is reinstated as a distinct species, which is endemic in the Canaries and for the first time also reported from Gran Canaria and Tenerife; an examination of hindwing development revealed that it is wing-dimorphic. A. liliputana is removed from the list of Canarian Staphylinidae. Based on an examination of additional material, the following species are reported from the Canary Island for the first time: Philonthus parcus SHARP, 1874 and Trichiusa immigrata LOHSE, 1984 (both Tenerife). Philonthus discoideus (GRAVENHORST, 1802) and Scopaeus gracilis (SPERK, 1835) are first island records from La Palma.

87.
A new species of Stenus LATREILLE of the glacialis-group from Portugal  (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Steninae). - Stenus (Parastenus) vidua sp. n. is described from the Algarve in southern Portugal.  It is attributed to the glacialis-group of the subgenus Parastenus and distinguished from similar congeners without clearly bilobed fourth tarsomeres.  The spermatheca and the valvifers are illustrated.

88.
A new microphthalmous species of Lathrobium GRAVENHORST from Greece  (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). - Lathrobium (s. str.) wunderlei sp. n. is described from the Pieria Óri, Greece, and compared with related microphthalmous congeners.  The primary and secondary sexual characters are figured.  A catalogue of Western Palaearctic microphthalmous species of Lathrobium s. str. is presented.

89.
A new species of Oligota MANNERHEIM from the Ilhas Selvagens (Coleoptera, Staphylindae). - Oligota selvagensis sp. n. is described from the Ilhas Selvagens, Portugal.  Primary and secondary sexual characters are illustrated.  The new species, apparently endemic in the Selvagens and the sister species of O. hirtus WILLIAMS from La Palma, is distinguished from other brachypterous congeners from the Canary Islands.

90.
A taxonomic and phylogenetic revision of Maorothiini, trib. n. from the New Zealand subregion (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Staphylininae). - The types of the New Zealand species previously attributed to the genus Othius STEPHENS and additional material are revised.  A phylogenetic analysis including the New Zealand species, all the genera of Othiini from the Holarctic region, several representative taxa of all other staphylinine tribes, and the genus Lathrobium GRAVENHORST of the Paederinae as outgroup yielded the following major results: (a) the New Zealand species form a monophylum; (b) Othius STEPHENS is a Palaearctic genus and not the sister group of the New Zealand species, but the adelphotaxon of the Holarctic monophylum Atrecus JACQUELIN DU VAL + Caecolinus JEANNEL + Parothius CASEY; (c) a sister group relationship between the New Zealand species and Holarctic Othiini is doubtful, if not unlikely.  Therefore, the tribe Maorothiini trib. n. is established to accommodate the New Zealand taxa previously attributed to Othius.  The new tribe is attributed to the Staphylininae and distinguished from other tribes of the subfamily.  It includes only the type genus Maorothius gen. n., whose designated type species is Othius adustus BROUN and whose distribution is apparently confined to the New Zealand subregion.  In all, 20 species of Maorothius are distinguished and (re-)described: M. adustus (BROUN), comb. n., M. hamifer sp. n., M. setiger sp. n., M. longispinosus sp. n., M. brevispinosus sp. n., M. insulanus sp. n., M. brookesi (CAMERON), comb. n., M. hammondi sp. n., M. pubescens sp. n., M. effeminatus sp. n., M. pectinatus sp. n., M. puncticeps (BROUN), comb. n., M. coalitus sp. n., M. tridens sp. n., M. volans sp. n., M. dispar sp. n., M. brouni (STEEL), comb. n., M. tonsor sp. n., M. torquatus sp. n., and M. solus sp. n.  Lectotypes are designated for M. adustus (BROUN), M. brookesi (CAMERON), and M. brouni (STEEL). The phylogenetic affiliations among the species of Maorothius are analyzed, discussed, and figured.  Drawings illustrating distinguishing characters and a key to the species are provided.  Bionomical and biogeographical data are compiled and mapped, respectively.

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A new species of Atrecus JACQUELIN DU VAL from China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Staphylininae). - Atrecus yunnanus sp. n., the 14th species of the genus worldwide, is described from Yunnan, China, and distinguished from other Palaearctic congeners. The primary and secondary male sexual characters of the new species are illustrated.

92.
A new species of Cantaberella TRONQUET 1998 from northwestern Spain (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Staphylininae). - Cantaberella feldmanni sp. n. is described from the Sierra de Teleno in northwestern Spain and distinguished from the type species and sole congener, C. pacei (TRONQUET). The primary and secondary male sexual characters of the new species are figured. Based on phylogenetic arguments, Cantaberella TRONQUET, which was originally described as a subgenus of Alpinia BRUNDIN, is regarded as a distinct genus.

93.
On some species of Geostiba Thomson, 1858 from the eastern Alps (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - The types of Homalota flava KRAATZ, Leptusa ganglbaueri EPPELSHEIM, Sipalia carnica SCHEERPELTZ, and  Sipalia matajurensis SCHEERPELTZ, and additional material of Geostiba from the eastern Alps are revised.  The following synonymy is established: Homalota flava KRAATZ = Sipalia carnica SCHEERPELTZ, syn.n.  The synonymy of Leptusa ganglbaueri EPPELSHEIM with H. flava KRAATZ is confirmed.  Lectotypes are designated for H. flava KRAATZ and S. carnica SCHEERPELTZ. The redescriptions of Geostiba flava (KRAATZ) and G. matajurensis (SCHEERPELTZ) are complemented by illustrations of the genitalia, and by notes on intraspecific variation, bionomics, and distribution.  Geostiba matajurensis is for the first time reported from Slovenia, which is at the same time the first record of the species since its description.

94.
A revision of the European species of Hygropetrophila BERNHAUER (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Types and additional material of European Hygropetrophila are revised.  Two species are recognized: H. grandis (FAUVEL) and H. bordonii sp. n.  A lectotype is designated for Ocyusa grandis FAUVEL.  Diagnoses of the genus and the species, figures of relevant characters and a key are presented.  Based on an examination of type material it is concluded that the six species described from the Himalayas and previously attributed to Hygropetrophila are incorrectly placed in the genus.

95.
A revision of the species of Euryalea MULSANT & REY and Pseudocalea LUZE (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae).  Supplement I. - Further records of species of Euryalea MULSANT & REY are presented.  A revision of type material of Ocalea jordanica COIFFAIT yielded the following new combination and synonymy: Euryalea jordanica COIFFAIT, comb. n. = Euryalea lebetina ASSING & WUNDERLE, syn. n.  An examination of the holotype and additional material of Ocalea angulata EPPELSHEIM revealed that this species belongs to Pseudocalea LUZE. Pseudocalea angulata (EPPELSHEIM), comb. n. is redescribed; the primary and secondary sexual characters are figured.

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Three new brachypterous Athetini from North Korea (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Two species of Geostiba THOMSON and one species of Tropimenelytron, a genus group name whose author is here argued to be PACE and not SCHEERPELTZ as previously believed and which is currently treated as a subgenus of Pelioptera KRAATZ, are described and illustrated: Geostiba (Ditroposipalia) myohyangensis sp. n., G. (D.) pasniki sp. n., and Pelioptera (Tropimenelytron) koreana sp. n. Both genera are recorded from North Korea for the first time. The new taxa are distinguished from closely related congeners from the adjacent Russian Far East.

98.
A revision of the species of Geostiba THOMSON 1858 and Paraleptusa PEYERIMHOFF 1901 of Greece: Supplement I, including some species from Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - A revision of types and additional, mostly recently collected material of Geostiba THOMSON and Paraleptusa PEYERIMHOFF from Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey yielded 6 new species, new synonymies, and various new records. 8 species are (re-)described, illustrated, and distinguished from closely related congeners: Geostiba (s. str.) obtusicollis sp. n. (Greece: Evritania, Fthiotis), G. (s. str.) torisuturalis sp. n. (Greece: Florina, Kozani), G. (Ditroposipalia) kasyi (SCHEERPELTZ), G. (D.) sculpticollis (APFELBECK), G. (D.) galicicana sp. n. (Macedonia), G. (Sipalotricha) breviuter sp. n. (Greece: Florina, Pela), G. (S.) meybohmi sp. n. (Greece: Crete), and Paraleptusa wunderlei sp. n. (Greece: Evritania). A total of 39 valid species of Geostiba and 2 species of Paraleptusa are now known from Greece and Cyprus. 3 synonymies are established: Homalota oertzeni EPPELSHEIM 1888 = Geostiba balcanica ZERCHE 1988, syn. n., Sipalia sculpticollis APFELBECK 1907 = S. temporalis APFELBECK 1907, syn. n. The systematic significance of Myoposipalia SCHEERPELTZ and the characters distinguishing this subgenus, Sipalotricha SCHEERPELTZ, and Ditroposipalia SCHEERPELTZ from other subgenera of Geostiba are discussed under phylogenetic aspects. Lectotypes are designated for Sipalia meschniggiana BERNHAUER 1936, S. sculpticollis APFELBECK, and S. temporalis APFELBECK. G. oertzeni (EPPELSHEIM) and G. euboica PACE are for the first time recorded from Albania, the former also from Bulgaria. A recent diagnostic key to the Greek species of Geostiba is modified in order to accommodate the new taxa.

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The Turkish species of Geostiba s. str. THOMSON 1858 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Geostiba (s. str.) taseliensis sp. n. and G. (s. str.) brachati sp. n. are described from southern Anatolia (Antalya) and distinguished from related congeners. Diagnostic characters are illustrated and, based on a revision of types and additional material, a key to the Turkish species of Geostiba s. str. is presented.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Geostiba, Palaearctic region, Turkey, taxonomy, revision, new species, key to species.

in press
On the systematics and distribution of Porocallus SHARP, 1888 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Oxypodini). - The holotype and additional material of Porocallus insignis SHARP, 1888 are revised. Both the genus and the species are redescribed and illustrated. The previously assumed position of Porocallus SHARP in the Oxypodini is confirmed. It is regarded as a distinct genus and separated from the externally similar Western Palaearctic genus Ilyobates KRAATZ, 1856. Porocallus currently includes only a single species, the type species P. insignis, which is apparently widespread in the Eastern Palaearctic region and which is for the first time recorded from various regions outside Japan: China (Sichuan, Shaanxi), North Korea, and the Russian Far East. The distribution of the species is mapped.