Abstracts of publications IV (Nos. 151ff.)                                                        

For corresponding references and abstracts nos. 1 - 150 see publications , abstracts I, abstracts II, and abstracts III, respectively.
 

151:
The Turkish species of Leptusa Kraatz in the F. Schubert collection (Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Turkish material of Leptusa Kraatz from the Schubert collection (Wien) is examined. 14 species and subspecies are reported, among them several taxa which had not been recorded again since their original descriptions, as well as the first records of L. pulchella (Mannerheim) and L. batumiensis batumiensis Pace from Turkey; the number of Leptusa species and subspecies known from Turkey is thus raised to 22. Two species are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners: Leptusa (Neopisalia) sica sp. n. and L. (Stictopisalia) fibula sp. n. The distributions of L. venusta (Hochhuth),  L. asiatica Bernhauer, L. merkli Bernhauer, L. ionopolitana Pace, L. batumiensis Pace, L. fibula sp. n., and L. fuliginosa (Aubé) are mapped.

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New species and records of Leptusa Kraatz from the Iberian peninsula (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Two species of Leptusa Kraatz are described from northwestern Spain: L. (Pisalia) cavata sp. n. and L. (Gnopheropisalia) cremata sp. n. Their facies and sexual characters are illustrated. New distribution data are presented for 16 species, most of which have not been recorded since their original descriptions, including the first record of L. nigerrima from Portugal.

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A revision of Othius Stephens. IX. New taxa, new synonyms, additional records, and a checklist of species (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylininae, Othiini). -  An examination of previously unrevised and recently collected material of Othius yielded numerous additional records and biological data. The male primary and secondary sexual characters of O. sculptipennis Assing and four new taxa are described: O. loebli, sp. nov. (Nepal), O. puetzi, sp. nov. (China: Sichuan), O. fibulifer extensus, ssp. nov. (China: Sichuan), and O. fibulifer infimbriatus, ssp. nov. (China: Sichuan). They are distinguished from closely related and similar congeners, and their phylogenetic affiliations are discussed. The primary and secondary sexual characters are illustrated. The following new synonymies are established: Othius angustus Stephens, 1833 = O. castaneipennis Gistel, 1857, syn. nov., Othius lapidicola Märkel & Kiesenwetter, 1847 = O. casarum Gistel, 1857, syn. nov., Atrecus longiceps (Fauvel, 1872) (nomen protectum) = Othius proximus Gistel, 1857 (nomen oblitum), syn. nov. A synonymic checklist of all the currently valid species of the genus is presented.

154:
On the taxonomy of Gyrohypnus Leach: new synonymies, new species, and a key to the Western Palaearctic and Middle Asian representatives of the genus (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Three species of Gyrohypnus Leach, 1819 are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners: Gyrohypnus liber n. sp. (Greece), G. schuelkei n. sp. (Russian Far East), and G. vomer n. sp. (Russian Far East). Based on an examination of type material, the following taxonomic changes are proposed: Gyrohypnus angustatus Stephens, 1833 = Xantholinus liebei Scheerpeltz, 1926, n. syn., = Gyrohypnus wagneri gredensis Coiffait, 1968, n. syn.; G. punctulatus (Paykull, 1789), revalid. = G. liebei auctt. (nec Scheerpeltz, 1926); G. fracticornis (Müller, 1776) = Xantholinus ebneri Scheerpeltz, 1925, n. syn., = Gyrohypnus libanoticus Bordoni, 1984, syn. n.; Othius laeviusculus Stephens, 1833 = O. ater Stephens, 1833, n. syn.; Nudobius lentus (Gravenhorst, 1806) (nomen protectum) = Staphylinus fuscipes Linné, 1758 (nomen oblitum). A key to the species of the Western Palaearctic region is provided; their genitalia are figured. The intraspecific variation and the distributions of G. angustatus and G. wagneri (Scheerpeltz) are illustrated; G. wagneri is recorded from France and Germany for the first time.

155:
On the Iberian species of Geostiba and Paraleptusa. II. Two new species from Spain and notes on G. vidua Pace (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Geostiba segurae sp. n. and Paraleptusa spectans sp. n., both apparently endemic to the Sierra de Segura (Spain: Andalucía), are described, illustrated and distinguished from their Iberian congeners. Paraleptusa spectans is the second species of the genus known from Spain. The previously unknown male sexual characters of G. vidua Pace are described and illustrated.

156:
The genus Phloeocharis Mannerheim in the southern and western Iberian Peninsula (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Phloeocharinae). - Phloeocharis estrelae sp. n. (Portugal: Serra da Estrela) and P. bermejae sp. n. (Spain: Sierra de Bermeja), the first species of the genus from the south of the Iberian Peninsula, are described, illustrated, and distinguished from their West Mediterranean congeners. Their distributions are mapped.

157:
The first species of Emmelostiba Pace from the Iberian Peninsula (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Emmelostiba aragonica sp. n. (Spain: Aragón), the first species of the genus from the Iberian Peninsula and the fourth representative from Europe, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from its congeners. The distribution of the genus in the Mediterranean is mapped.

158:
A new species of the Stenus glacialis group from the northeastern Iberian Peninsula (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Steninae). - Stenus (Hemistenus) par sp. n. (northeastern Spain) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from other species of the Stenus glacialis group with an unmodified fourth tarsomere. The distribution of these species in the Iberian peninsula is mapped.

159:
New species of Sunius from the western Mediterranean (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Sunius cazorlae sp. n. (Spain: Sierra de Cazorla), S. segurae sp. n. (Spain: Sierra de Segura), S. fultus sp. n. (Morocco: Taza), and S. meybohmi sp. n. (northern Portugal) are described and distinguished from similar congeners. Their male sexual characters are illustrated.

160:
New species and records of Eurysunius, subgenus of Astenus Dejean, from the Iberian Peninsula (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Astenus (Eurysunius) segurae sp. n. (Spain: Andalucía) and A. (E.) alcarazae sp. n. (Spain: Castilla-La Mancha) are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners. Several records of Eurysunius species from the Iberian peninsula are presented. Recent observations suggest that at least some of the species of the genus are associated with ants of the genus Tetramorium Mayr.

161:
New species and records of Oxypoda Mannerheim from Spain (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Oxypoda (Bessopora) segurae  sp. n. (Andalucía: Sierra de Segura), O. (B.) caespita  sp. n. (Andalucía, Aragón), O. (Deropoda) andalusica sp. n. (Andalucía), and O. (Atlantoxypoda) grancanariae sp. n. (Islas Canarias: Gran Canaria) are described and illustrated. The previously unknown aedeagus of O. hierroensis Zerche is illustrated. Several lesser known species are recorded from mainland Spain and the Canary Islands.

162:
The third species of Cantaberella Tronquet from northern Spain (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Cantaberella tenebrosa sp. n. (Cantábria: Picos de Europa) is described and illustrated. It is compared with its two congeners C. pacei (Tronquet) and C. feldmanni Assing.

163:
A revision of Othiini. XIII. Horizontal and vertical distribution of Othius new species, and additional records (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylininae). - The current state of knowledge regarding the distribution of the Palaearctic genus Othius is summarized and mapped. The vertical distribution patterns of Western and Eastern Palaearctic Othius species are analysed and compared in relation to the extension of the respective horizontal ranges. Seven Eastern Palaearctic species of Othius Stephens are described, illustrated, and distinguished from closely related congeners: O. hirthei sp. nov. (central Nepal), O. caecitubus sp. nov. (central Nepal), O. resultus sp. nov. (central Nepal), O. schuelkei sp. nov. (China: Daba Shan), O. longilabris sp. nov. (China: Daba Shan), O. schillhammeri sp. nov. (Guizhou), and O. sericipennis sp. nov. (China: Sichuan). Additional records are presented for 28 species of Othius and 3 species of Atrecus Jacquelin du Val. The distributions of Othius lapidicola Märkel & Kiesenwetter, O. crassus Motschulsky, O. subuliformis Stephens, O. brevipennis Kraatz, and O. wunderlei Assing are mapped. Based on biogeographic evidence, interspecific competition is hypothesized to be an important factor limiting the ranges of these - and possibly also other - species of the genus.

164:
Review of Palaearctic Autalia. V. New species, additional records, and a key to species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Autalia inopinata sp. nov. (Turkey: Artvin), A. schillhammeri sp. nov. (China: Guizhou), and A. imbecilla sp. nov. (China: Shaanxi) are described, illustrated, and distinguished from related congeners. Including the new species, Autalia now comprises 29 species worldwide. A revised key to the 14 Palaearctic representatives of the genus is provided.

165:
A revision of the Western Palaearctic species of Diochus (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylininae, Diochini).  - The Western Palaearctic representatives of Diochus Erichson are revised. Four species are recognized, (re-)described, and illustrated: Diochus staudingeri Kraatz, 1869, D. libanoticus Fagel, 1966, D. hatayus sp. n., and D. sulcatus sp. n. The distributions of the species are mapped and a diagnostic key to the species is provided.

166:
A review of the Himalayan species of Amaurodera (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - The types and additional material of the Himalayan representatives of Amaurodera are revised. Twelve species are recognized, (re-)described, and illustrated, among them five species new to science: Amaurodera cameroni sp. n., A. verrucosa sp. n., A. coriacea sp. n., A. fulgens sp. n., and A. granata sp. n. Three synonymies are proposed: Amaurodera bomfordi (Eppelsheim, 1890) = A. opacicollis (Eppelsheim, 1895) syn. n., = A. nepalica Coiffait, 1982, syn. n.; A. silvana Pace, 1992 = A. loebli Pace, 1992, syn. n. Lectotypes are designated for Falagria veluticollis Motschulsky and Amaurodera soror Cameron. The distributions of most species are mapped, and a key to the Himalayan representatives of Amaurodera is presented.

167:
A revision of the Palaearctic species of Myrmecopora Saulcy, 1864. V. New taxa and new records (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Falagriini). - A subgenus and two species are described and illustrated: Anatolagria subgen. n., Myrmecopora (s. str.) virilis sp. n. (central southern Turkey),  and Myrmecopora (Anatolagria) effeminata sp. n. (central southern Turkey), the type species of Anatolagria. The distributions of M. virilis and M. effeminata is mapped. Various additional records of Myrmecopora are reported.

168:
New species and records of Staphylinidae from Turkey II (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Seven species of Staphylinidae from Turkey are described and illustrated: Notothecta  pisidica sp. n., Liogluta akiana sp. n., Acrotona concamerata sp. n., Chaetosogonocephus adventicius sp. n., Derocala brachati sp n., Cousya crocea sp. n., and Oxypoda (Deropoda) schminkei sp. n. Their distributions are mapped. The following synonymy is proposed: Deropoda Bernhauer, 1902 = Baptopoda Bernhauer, 1902, syn. n. Additional records of various rare of lesser known species are presented, among them seven first records from Turkey. Megaloscapa punctipennis (Kraatz) is reported from Turkey and from Greece for the second and first time, respectively.

170:
On the genus Cephalocousya Lohse (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Pachycephalopisalia Scheerpeltz 1976 syn. n. and its synonym Ischnoderopisalia Scheerpeltz 1976 are placed in the synonymy of Cephalocousya Lohse 1971. The ten species previously attributed to Pachycephalopisalia are transferred to Cephalocousya, resulting in 10 new combinations. The genus now includes eleven species. Except for C. nivicola (Thomson), all of them are confined to the Himalaya and adjacent mountain ranges. A catalogue of the species is provided.

171:
On some species of Leptusa Kraatz, primarily from Spain (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Four species are (re-)described and illustrated: Leptusa (Lasiopisalia) bellinorum sp. n. (Spain: Cantábria), L. (Dendroleptusa) samia sp. n. (Greece: Samos), L. (Stictopisalia) sarensis Pace, and L. (Aphaireleptusa) dissimulans sp. n. (Japan). Leptusa (Dysleptusa) cribripennis Kraatz, previously a synonym of L. fuliginosa (Aubé), is revalidated. The following synonymies are established: L. lativentris lativentris Sharp 1875 = L. lativentris fitoensis Fagel 1967; L. franziana Pace 1981 = L. scheerpeltzi Pace 1983, syn. n.; L. roscidavallensis Pace 1981 = L. guipuzcoensis Pace 1983, syn. n.; L. cantabrica Paśnik 1998 = L. tronqueti Pace 1999, syn. n.; L. cribripennis Kraatz 1856 = L. vavrai Roubal 1931, syn. n.; L. gurgentepensis Pace 1989 = L. spoliata Assing 2002, syn. n. Based on recently collected material especially from Spain, additional records are presented and the distributions of five species are mapped.

172:
On the Iberian species of Geostiba. III. New species, new synonymies, and new records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Material of Geostiba Thomson, 1858 from the north of the Iberian peninsula is revised. Six species are (re-)described and illustrated: G. asturiensis Fagel, 1967, G. roscidavallensis Pace, 1990, G. ossalensis Pace, 1990, G. melberi sp. n., G. urquillae sp. n., and G. neilae sp. n. Two new synonymies are proposed: G. asturiensis (Fagel, 1967) = G. covadongaensis (Fagel, 1967); G. roscidavallensis Pace, 1990 = G. orhyensis Pace, 1990. Additional records of several other species are presented. The distributions of 8 species are mapped.

173:
A revision of the Medon species of the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent regions (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). - Types and additional material of Medon Stephens from the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent regions (Balkans, Turkey, Caucasus region, Middle East) are revised. 31 species are recorded from the region and attributed to 6 redefined species groups; the identity and status of M. exquisitus (Kirschenblat) remains doubtful. Six new species are described: Medon impar sp. n. (Rhodos), M. subquadratus sp. n. (southern Anatolia), M. lanugo sp. n. (Anatolia), M. lamellatus sp. n. (Anatolia), M. paradisiacus sp. n. (Azerbaijan), and M. sequax sp. n. (Armenia). The previously unknown male sexual characters of M. guignoti Coiffait, 1987 are described. The following 27 new synonymies and other taxonomic changes are proposed: Medon maronitus (Saulcy, 1864), sp. propr., = M. marmarisensis Fagel, 1970, syn. n., = M. alexandrinus Bordoni, 1980, syn. n., = M. turcmenus Gusarov, 1995, syn. n.; M. petrochilosi Coiffait, 1970 = M. croaticus Tóth, 1980, syn. n.; M. caricus Fagel, 1970 = M. marmaridis Franz, 1987, syn. n.; M. brunneus (Erichson, 1839) = M. olympicus Scheerpeltz, 1963, syn. n.; M. semiobscurus (Fauvel, 1875) = M. rhodiensis Scheerpeltz, 1963, syn. n., = M. clambus Fagel, 1969, syn. n.; M. pythonissa (Saulcy, 1864) = M. haafi Scheerpeltz, 1956, syn. n., = M. mersinus Bordoni, 1980, syn. n., = M. erevanensis Coiffait, 1969, syn. n., = M. macedonicus Coiffait, 1976, syn. n.; M. rufiventris (Nordmann, 1837) = M. anatolicus Coiffait, 1969, syn. n.; M. ferrugineus (Erichson, 1837) = M. orduanus Bordoni, 1980, syn. n.; Medon fusculus (Mannerheim, 1830) = M. auraniticus (Saulcy, 1864), resyn., = M. abchasicus Bernhauer, 1922, syn. n., = M. gajaci Coiffait, 1973, syn. n., = M. bulgaricus Coiffait, 1970, syn. n., = M. paradobrogicus Decu & Georgescu, 1994, syn. n.; M. lindbergi Scheerpeltz, 1958 = M. scheerpeltzianus Fagel, 1966, syn. n. = M. loebli Bordoni, 1980, syn. n.; M. subfusculus Fagel, 1969 = M. besucheti Bordoni, 1980, syn. n.; M. lydicus Bordoni, 1980 = M. mimulus Fagel, 1970, syn. n., = M. rhodicus Franz, 1987, syn. n. , = M. choparti Coiffait, 1987, syn. n.; M. fusculoides Coiffait, 1969 = M. amidanus Bordoni, 1978, syn. n.; M. sparsiventris Eppelsheim, 1889 = M. frater Bernhauer, 1922, syn. n., = M. wittmeri Coiffait, 1976, syn. n. Six species originally described in Medon are transferred to the genus Sunius Curtis: Sunius meuseli (Bernhauer, 1905), comb. n.; S. lebedevi (Roubal, 1926), comb. n.; S. kaboulensis (Coiffait, 1981), comb. n.; S. nidicola (Kasheev, 1982), comb. n.; S. splendidulus (Boháč, 1988), comb. n.; S. wrasei (Schülke, 1989), comb. n. Lectotypes are designated for Lithocharis apicalis Kraatz, 1857, Lithocharis brunnea Erichson, 1839, Medon olympicus Scheerpeltz, 1963, Medon rhodiensis Scheerpeltz, 1963, Lithocharis ferruginea Erichson, 1837, Lithocharis brancsiki Eppelsheim, 1880, Medon lindbergi Scheerpeltz, 1958, and Medon frater Bernhauer, 1922. For the species treated, diagnoses and illustrations of the male sexual characters are presented, biogeographic and ecological data are compiled, the distributions are mapped, and a key to species is provided.

174:
A revision of Callicerus Gravenhorst, Pseudosemiris Machulka, and related genera. III. A new genus and species from China, and additional records (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Chinecallicerus schuelkei gen. n., sp. n. (China: Yunnan), is described and illustrated. Additional records of other species of Callicerus Gravenhorst and of Pseudosemiris Ganglbauer are presented. The previously unknown male sexual characters of Pseudosemiris atavia Assing are described and illustrated.

175:
A new microphthalmous Atheta species from Yunnan, China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Atheta (Microdota) geostiboides sp. n. (China: N-Yunnan) is described and illustrated.

176:
New species and records of Masuria Cameron from Nepal and China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Masuria (s. str.)  annapurnae sp. n. (Nepal),  M. (s. str.)  daliensis sp. n. (China: Yunnan), and M. (Oncosomechusa)  yunnanica sp. n. (China: N-Yunnan) are described and illustrated. Additional records of several Himalayan species are reported. The genus now comprises 20 species.

177:
Two new species of Cypha Leach from Spain (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Cypha bifida sp. n. (Spain: Galicia), a micropterous species with a highly distinctive aedeagus, and C. forckei sp. n. (Murcia) are described, illustrated, and distinguished from other congeners occurring in the Western Palaearctic region.

178:
A revision of the Turkish species of Geostiba Thomson. V. New species and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Based on an examination of recently collected material from Turkey, eight species are described, illustrated, and distinguished from their congeners: Geostiba (Tropogastrosipalia) sinuosa sp. n. (Gaziantep), G. (T.) kartalana sp. n. (Gaziantep), G. (T.) adunca sp. n. (Kahramanmaras), G. (T.) marasica sp. n.  (Kahramanmaras), G. (Sipalotricha) ahirana sp. n. (Kahramanmaras), G. (Sibiota) tuberosa sp. n. (Kahramanmaras), G. giaurica (S.) sp. n. (Kahramanmaras), and G. occaecata sp. n. (Gaziantep). The previously unkown female genitalia of G. seleucica Pace are illustrated. Tetratropogeostiba Pace 1984, syn. n. is synonymised with Sibiota Casey 1906. Additional records are reported for several species, among them G. seleucica, G. hamata Assing, G. granulipennis Assing, G. akceliensis Assing, and G. iconiensis Pace, which were previously known only by their type specimens from their respective type localities. The currently known distributions of G. oertzeni (Eppelsheim), G. helvetiorum Pace, G. seleucica Pace, and G.  giaurica sp. n. are mapped.

179:
Two new species, two new synonyms, and new records of Leptusa Kraatz (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Leptusa taurica sp. n. (Turkey: Kahramanmaras) and L. calliceroides sp. n. (China: N-Yunnan) are described and illustrated. The following synonymies is proposed: Leptusa asturiensis Eppelsheim = L. caboallensis Pace 1983, syn. n.; Leptusa hummleri Bernhauer, 1910 = L. hummleri advena Pace, 1981, syn. n. Based on an examination of type material, the previously inferred synonymy of L. vavrai Roubal, 1931 with L. cribripennis Kraatz, 1856 is confirmed. Additional records of several poorly known species from Palaearctic region epecially from Spain, Turkey, and China, are presented. The known distributions of L. asturiensis and L. hummleri are mapped.

180:
A revision of Western Palaearctic Medon Stephens (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). Supplement I. -  A new synonymy is proposed: Medon dilutus pythonissa Saulcy, 1864 = M. robustior Roubal, 1920, syn. n. A female syntype of M. molestus Roubal, 1920, a species of doubtful origin and type locality, is illustrated. Medon abantensis Bordoni is recorded from the West Caucasus for the first time; intraspecific variation of this species is described and illustrated. Additional records, especially from Turkey, are presented for several species.

181:
The third species of Actocharis Sharp (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Actocharis calabrica sp. n., the third species of the genus, is described from the coast of Calabria (Italy), illustrated, and distinguished from its congeners.

182:
New species and records of Staphylinidae from Greece (Insecta: Coleoptera). - Seven species of Staphylinidae from Greece are described, illustrated and distinguished from similar congeners: Proteinus creticus sp. n. (eastern Crete), Proteinus utrarius sp. n. (Greece, Turkey), Lathrobium (s. str.) olympicum sp. n. (Olympos), L. (s. str.) vitsiense sp. n. (Oros Vitsi), Oligota viti sp. n. (Pílion), Cypha graeca sp. n. (Levkás, Crete), and Geostiba ossaica sp. n. (Thessalia: Ossa Oros). Additional records, among them three first records from Greece, are presented for several little known species of Staphylinidae. The habitus and sexual characters of Alpinia meschniggi Bernhauer and Tectusa meschniggi Bernhauer are illustrated.

183:
On the identity of Anthobium laterale (Luze 1911) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae).  - Based on an examination of the holotype of the junior name, the following synonymy is proposed: Anthobium unicolor (Marsham 1802) = A. laterale (Luze 1911), syn. n.

184:
A new species of Sunius Curtis from China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Sunius puetzi sp. n. (China: Sichuan) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from the similar and closely related S. cordiformis Assing.

185:
New species and records of Staphylinidae from Turkey III (Insecta: Coleoptera). - Based on an examination of recently collected material from Turkey, 18 species of seven subfamilies (Phloeocharinae, Omaliinae, Oxytelinae, Steninae, Paederinae, Staphylininae, Aleocharinae) are described and illustrated: Phloeocharis spinosa sp. n. (Antakya), Acidota brevis sp. n. (Mersin), Planeustomus pallidus sp. n. (Kahramanmaraş), Stenus (Hemistenus) messorphilus sp. n.  (Gaziantep), Tetartopeus adanensis sp. n. (Adana), Gabrius exsculptus sp. n. (Antakya), C. tenebricosa sp. n. (Mersin, Denizli), Gyrophaena anatolica sp. n. (Gaziantep), Calodera meybohmi sp. n. (Mersin), Zoosetha mersina sp. n. (Mersin), Z. furcillata sp. n. (Gaziantep), Tectusa taurica sp. n. (Kahramanmaraş), Oxypoda (Deropoda) brachati sp. n. (Mersin), O. (D.) schuelkei sp. n. (Antakya), O. (Bessopora) hatayana sp. n. (Antakya), O. (Sphenoma) speculoclara sp. n. (Mersin), Meotica decolor sp. n. (Antakya, Adana, Kahramanmaraş), and M. truncata sp. n. (Antalya). The previously unkown male genitalia of Oedichirus simoni Eppelsheim and Lobrathium ciliciae Bordoni are illustrated. Based on an examination of the holotype and additional material from Turkey and the Iberian peninsula, Cypha squamipennis (Fauvel) is redescribed. Acidota caucasica Reitter, 1909 syn. n. is synonymised with A. cruentata Mannerheim 1830. Additional records are reported for numerous species, among them eleven first records from Turkey and one first record each from Greece, Iran, Spain, and Portugal. The currently known distributions of 37 species are mapped..

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A revision of the genus Leptobium Casey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). - The species of the Leptobium Casey, 1905 are revised. The genus has a southern Palaearctic distribution, with a doubtful record of a widespread species also from the northeast of the Ethiopian region. The Mediterranean and Middle Asia are the regions with the highest species diversity. 61 valid species group names are recognised. All the species, exclusive of the previously revised representatives of the Atlantic Islands, are described and illustrated, ten of them for the first time: L. exiguum n. sp. (Russian Far East), L. chinense n. sp. (China: Hebei), L. thryptisense n. sp. (Greece: Crete), L. korgei n. sp. (Syria), L. schuelkei n. sp. (Turkey: Antakya), L. ponticum n. sp. (Turkey: Sinop), L. bicarinatum n. sp. (southern Turkey, Syria), L. carinatum n. sp. (southwestern Turkey), L. mutabile n. sp. (Turkey: Antalya), and L. geminum n. sp. (Turkey: Gaziantep). In all, 66 new synonymies are established: Leptobium artum (Karsch, 1881) = L. cribricolle (Fauvel, 1869), n. syn., = L. artum oleae (Koch, 1937c), n. syn., = L. artum algiricum Jarrige, 1952, n. syn., = L. tingitanum Coiffait, 1969; n. syn.; L. brevicolle (Koch, 1937), = L. nigrifrons Jarrige, 1952, n. syn., = L. borougense Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. antoinei Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. punctigerum dexter Coiffait, 1969; n. syn., = L. testense Coiffait, 1973, n. syn., = L. ifnense Coiffait, 1973, n. syn., = L. mateui Coiffait, 1973, n. syn., = L. otini Coiffait, 1981; n. syn.; L. creticum Coiffait, 1973 = L. minos Bordoni, 1984; n. syn.; L. densiventre (Fauvel, 1875) = L. siculum (Gridelli, 1926), n. syn., = L. boiteli (Normand, 1938), n. syn., = L. densiventre Fagel, 1957, n. syn., = L. lucidum Fagel, 1957, n. syn., = L. kabylianum Fagel, 1957, n. syn., = L. sparsiceps Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. vaulogeri Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. fernanense Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. tuniseum Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. diabolicum Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. vulcanum Coiffait, 1969, syn.n., = L.  rambouseki Bordoni, 1984, n. syn.; L. dimidiatum (Gridelli, 1926) = L. reitteri Coiffait, 1969, n. syn.; L. doderoi (Gridelli, 1926) = L. ferreri Coiffait, 1982, n. syn.; L. gracile (Gravenhorst, 1802) = L. biguttulum (Lacordaire, 1835) = L. haemorrhoum (Erichson, 1840), n. syn., = L. truquii (Saulcy, 1864), = L. biguttulum v. anale (Reitter, 1902), n. syn., = L. winkleri (Koch, 1937), n. syn., =  L. haemorrhoum cedri (Koch, 1937), n. syn., = L. berberum (Koch, 1937), n. syn., = L. piochardi Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. obenbergeri Bordoni, 1984, n. syn.; L. gridellii (Koch, 1941) = L. jarrigei (Koch, 1941), n. syn., = L. melillense Coiffait 1969, n. syn.; L. illyricum (Erichson, 1840) = L. illyricum moreum Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. ionicum Bordoni, 1984, n. syn.; L. korbi (Eppelsheim, 1891) = L. tronqueti Lecoq, 1986; n. syn.; L. nigricolle continentale Jarrige, 1952 = L. ovaliceps Coiffait, 1969, n. syn.; L. obesum (Fauvel, 1875) = L. cisjordanicum Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. bruleriei Coiffait, 1969; n. syn.; L. pullum (Solsky, 1871) = L. arisi (Reitter, 1902), n. syn.; L. punctigerum (Fauvel, 1886) = L. kocheri Jarrige, 1952, n. syn., =L.  punctigerum medium Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. tazekense Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. rifense Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. peyerimhoffi Coiffait, 1969, n. syn.; L. subglaciale (Koch, 1937) = L. subglacialis demnatense Coiffait, 1969, n. syn., = L. mineti Coiffait, 1980, n. syn., =L.  moraguesi Coiffait, 1984, n. syn.; L. syriacum (Saulcy, 1864) = L. fageli Jarrige, 1952, n. syn., = L. gridellianum Jarrige, 1952, n. syn, = L. hermonense (Coiffait, 1954), n. syn., = L. anatolicum Coiffait, 1972, n. syn., = L. waldeni Bordoni, 1990, n. syn.; L. unciferum Coiffait, 1969 = L. macrocephalum Coiffait, 1969, n. syn.; L. venustum (Baudi, 1848) = L. jordanicum Coiffait, 1981, n. syn.; Philonthus dimidiatipennis Erichson, 1840 = Leptobium minusculum Coiffait, 1981, n. syn. Leptobium duplicatum is tentatively regarded as a synonym of L. gracile. Leptobium ruficolle (Wollaston), previously treated as a distinct species, is regarded as a subspecies of L. nigricolle (Wollaston, 1862). Lectotypes are designated for the following names: Lathrobium gracile Gravenhorst, 1802, L. artum Karsch, 1881, Dolicaon haemorrhous Erichson, 1840, D. biguttulus v. analis Reitter, 1902, D. winkleri Koch, 1937, D. haemorrhous cedri Koch, 1937, D. berberus Koch, 1937, D. rubripennis Reitter, 1891, D. illyricus Erichson, 1840, D. densiventris Fauvel, 1875, D. siculus Gridelli, 1926, D. pominii Gridelli, 1949, D. cribricollis Fauvel, 1869, D. artus oleae Koch, 1937, D. gridellii Koch, 1941, D. subglacialis Koch, 1937, D. obesus Fauvel, 1875, D. semirufus Fauvel, 1875, D. korbi Eppelsheim, 1891, D. punctiger var. brevicollis Koch, 1937, D. punctiger Fauvel, 1886, D. hauseri Bernhauer, 1915, D. arisi Reitter, 1902, Leptobium kocheri Jarrige, 1952. The available bionomic data are compiled and the distributions of 40 species are mapped. For the more common species, the seasonal distribution of records and intraspecific variation are illustrated. A synonymic catalogue and a key to the species of Leptobium are provided.

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The third record of Dictyon pumilio (Eppelsheim) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Dictyon pumilio (Eppelsheim), a species previously known only from Azerbaijan and Iran, is recorded from southern Greece. Its habitus, male genitalia, and distribution are illustrated.

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A new species of Lobrathium Mulsant & Rey from Greece (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Lobrathium (s. str.) angulatum n. sp. (Greece: Ipiros), apparently the sister species of L. spinosum Assing & Schülke from Albania, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners.

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A new genus and two new species of Falagriini from the Eastern Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Himalagria n. gen. hetzeli n. sp. (Nepal) and Cordalia puetzi n. sp. (China: Sichuan) are described and illustrated.

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New species and records of Staphylinidae from China (Coleoptera). - Based on a study of recently collected material from China, 7 species are described and illustrated: Phymatura cooteri n. sp. (Jilin, Heilongjiang), Gyrophaena tricuspidata n. sp. (Jilin), G. torta n. sp. (Jilin), G. bifurcata n. sp. (Jilin), G. tetracuspidata n. sp. (Heilongjiang), Amischa puetzi n. sp. (Sichuan), and Dinaraea spoliata n. sp. (Heilongjiang). The replacement name G. pasniki nom. n. is proposed for the primary homonym Gyrophaena koreana Paśnik. In addition to the new taxa, 17 species are reported from China for the first time, 4 of them represent first records from the Eastern Palaearctic region.

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A revision of the Middle Asian species of Drusilla Leach (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Based on an examination of types and non-type material of Drusilla Leach, 1819, four species are recorded from Middle Asia: D. canaliculata (Fabricius, 1787); D. alutacea Reitter, 1901; D. heydeni (Eppelsheim, 1887) = D. akinini (Eppelsheim, 1888), nov. syn.; D. ganglbaueri (Bernhauer, 1906). Except for the widespread D. canaliculata, the species are redescribed and illustrated. Lectotypes are designated for Astilbus heydeni Eppelsheim and A. ganglbaueri Bernhauer. The distributions of D. alutacea, D. heydeni, and D. ganglbaueri are mapped. A key to the species of Middle Asia is presented.

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On the types of some species of Staphylinidae described by G. Luze,  S. M. Iablokoff-Khnzorian, and H. Franz (Insecta: Coleoptera). - Based on an examination of types, the following genus and species group synonymies are proposed: Cypha Leach 1819 = Eremodromius Iablokoff-Khnzorian 1961, n. syn.; Atheta Thomson 1858 = Callicerodes Iablokoff-Khnzorian 1960, n. syn.; Anthobium unicolor (Marsham, 1802) = Lathrimaeum roubali Luze, 1911, n. syn.; Anthobium fusculum (Erichson, 1839) = Lathrimaeum melanochromum Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1961, n. syn., = Olophrum kondarense Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1964, n. syn.; Mannerheimia brevipennis (Motschulsky, 1860) = M. kirschenblatti Iablokoff- Khnzorian, 1956, n. syn.; Acidota cruentata Mannerheim, 1830 = A. sculpturata Luze, 1905, n. syn.; Xantholinus coiffaiti Franz, 1966 = X. sublinearis Coiffait, 1969, n. syn.; Atheta (Atheta) chefsurica (Eppelsheim, 1880) = Callicerus velox Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1960, n. syn. The examined types are illustrated.

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On the Turkish species of Sunius. V. New species, additional records, a new synonymy, and an updated key to species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Three species of Sunius Curtis, 1829 from southern Turkey are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners: S. goektepensis sp. n. (Mersin), S. amanensis sp. n. (Antakya), and S. hatayanus sp. n. (Antakya). All of them are micropterous and probably local endemics. Sunius rastrifer Assing, 2001, syn. n. is synonymised with S. dolabrifer Assing, 2001. Additional records are presented for four species. The distributions of seven species are mapped. 17 species of Sunius are now known from Turkey, including one name of doubtful identity. An updated key to the Turkish representatives of the genus is presented.

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A revision of Othiini. XIV. New species, new synonyms, and new records (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) -
An examination of previously unrevised material of Othiini yielded additional records of 34 species. Four species are (re-)described and illustrated: O. rudis Zheng, O. quadratus Zheng, O. mirus sp. n. (China: Emei Shan), and O. furcillatus sp. n. (China: N-Yunnan). The male sexual characters of O. tuberipennis Assing are characterised and figured for the first time. The following synonymies are established: Othius punctatus Bernhauer, 1922 = O. goui Zheng, 1995, syn. n.; O. punctulatus (Goeze, 1777) = O. scoticus Stephens, 1833, syn. n. The Palaearctic genus Othius Stephens now includes 115 valid species and subspecies. The distributions of Othius piceus Scriba, O. laeviusculus Stephens, O. subuliformis Stephens, and O. wunderlei Assing are mapped.

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On the Turkish species of Sunius. IV. New micropterous species from southwestern Anatolia and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Three species of Sunius Curtis, 1829 from southwestern Anatolia are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners: S. akianus
sp. n. (Muğla), S. aculeatus sp. n. (Muğla), and S. dumanlianus sp. n. (Antalya). All of them are micropterous and probably local endemics; their distributions are mapped. Additional records are presented for four species. The presence of S. fallax (Lokay) in Turkey is confirmed. A recent key to the Turkish species of the genus is updated to account for the new species and S. fallax. Including the doubtful S. adanensis (Lokay), 15 species of Sunius are now known from Turkey.

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New species and records of Staphylinidae from Tunisia (Insecta: Coleoptera). - Five species of Staphylinidae from Tunisia are described, illustrated and distinguished from similar congeners: Sunius bihamatus sp. n., Cypha armata sp. n., Paraleptusa goraaica sp. n., Geostiba (Trachyglutosipalia) mutabilis sp. n., and Oxypoda (Mycetodrepa) contempta sp. n. Several additional records of Staphylinidae of zoogeographic interest are presented, among them eight first records from Tunisia, four of which are at the same time first records from North Africa.

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On the taxonomy of some Palaearctic Aleocharinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). -
The synonymy of Atlantostiba Pace 1994 with Alevonota Thomson 1858 is confirmed. The replacement name Emmelostiba gansuica nom. n. is proposed for E. chinensis Pace 1998. Emmelostiba xinjiangensis Pace 2004, syn. n., an unncessary replacement name, is an objective synonym of Alevonota chinensis Pace 1993. Four names are revalidated: Euphorbagria Assing 1997, Alevonota pacei Assing 2002, Cordalia permutata Assing 2002, and Leptusa acuta Assing 2002.

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On the Western Palaearctic species of Drusilla Leach, with special reference to the species of the Eastern Mediterranean (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Material of Drusilla Leach, 1819 especially from the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent regions is revised. 14 species are (re-)described and illustrated: D. erichsoni (Peyron) (southeastern France), D. meridiana (Fauvel) (Greece: Pelopónnisos), D. taygetana sp. n. (Greece: Pelopónnisos), D. cretica sp. n. (Greece: Crete), D. gracilis (Hochhuth) (Azerbaijan, Iran), D. endorica (Saulcy) (Israel), D. pallidicornis sp. n. (Turkey: Antakya), D. denigrata sp. n. (Turkey: Antakya; Syria), D. cernens sp. n. (Turkey: Antakya), D. limata sp. n. (Turkey: Antalya), D. sinuosa sp. n. (Turkey: Gaziantep, Adana, Kahramanmaraş, Mardin), D. recta sp. n. (Turkey: Mersin, Antalya, Konya), D. besucheti sp. n. (Lebanon), and D. persica sp. n. (NE-Iran). Drusilla endorica (Saulcy) is revalidated and two synonymies are established: D. canaliculata (Fabricius, 1787) = D. caucasica (Bernhauer, 1903), syn. n.; D. memnonia (Märkel, 1845) = D. tristis (Lucas, 1846), syn. n. A lectotype is designated for D. meridiana and a neotype is designated for D. endorica. Drusilla canaliculata is recorded from Iran and Kazakhstan for the first time. The distributions of 11 species are mapped. A key to species and a catalogue are provided for the Drusilla species of the Western Palaearctic region.

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A review of the Himalayan species of Amaurodera (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). II. New species and additional records. - Three species of Amaurodera Fauvel are described and illustrated: A. schawalleri n. sp. (SE-Nepal), A. ilamica n. sp. (SE-Nepal), and A. spathulifera n. sp. (central Nepal). The previously unknown female genitalia of A. granata Assing are illustrated. For eight species, additional records are reported, among them the first confirmed record of A. veluticollis (Motschulsky) from the Himalaya. A total of 15 species is now known from the region. Supplements to a recent key to the Himalayan Amaurodera species are provided.