Abstracts of publications V (Nos. 201ff.)                                                        

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

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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.

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A revision of the species of Geostiba Thomson and Tropimenelytron Pace of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Caucasus, and adjacent regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae)
. - Based on an examination of types and non-type material, the previously unrevised species of the Eastern Mediterranean, including all of the Balkans and the southeast of Central Europe, and the Caucasus region are (re-)described and illustrated, among them four species new to science: Geostiba (Tropogastrosipalia) mosorica sp.n.  (Croatia), G. (Sipalotricha) incognita sp.n. (Bulgaria), G. (S.) extorta sp.n. (Turkey), and G. (S.) gontarenkoi sp.n. (Ukraine). 21 synonymies are proposed: Geostiba mihoki (Bernhauer 1932) = G. biharica Pace 1990, syn.n.; G. spinicollis (Kraatz 1862) = G. croatica Eppelsheim 1880, syn.n., = G. carinthiaca Scheerpeltz 1957, syn.n., = G. krapinensis Pace 1990, syn.n.; G. armicollis (Breit 1917) = G. tergestina Pace 1988, syn.n.; G. apfelbecki Eppelsheim 1892 = G. wunderlei Pace 1996, syn.n.; G. spizzana (Bernhauer 1932) = G. maderi Pace 1996, syn.n.; G. biokovensis Pace 1990 = G. cribripennis Pace 1990, syn.n.; G. tiflisensis Pace 1996 = G. amica Pace 1996, syn.n.; G. infirma (Weise 1878) = G. pacei Zerche 1988, syn.n.; G. cuneiformis (Kraatz 1856) = G. gyorffyi (Bernhauer 1929), syn.n., = G. hcejkai (Roubal 1932), syn.n.; G. oertzeni (Eppelsheim 1888) = G. tenenbaumi (Bernhauer 1940), syn.n.; G. zoufali (Rambousek 1915) = G. optima Pace 1983, syn.n.; G. samai Pace 1977 = G. coiffaiti Pace 1983; syn.n.; G. meixneri (Bernhauer 1910) = G. mostarensis Pace 2002, syn.n.; G. weiratheri Pace 1984 = G. behnei Zerche 2002, syn.n.; G. carinicollis (Eppelsheim 1878) = G. medea Pace 1996; syn.n.; G. kobrisensis Pace 1996 = G. crucis Pace 1996, syn.n.; G. rhilensis (Rambousek 1924) = G. bulgarica Pace 1983, syn.n.; G. cingulata (Eppelsheim 1878) = G. tbilisensis Pace 1996, syn.n. Three species remain of doubtful identity, because they are represented only by females: G. (Tropogastrosipalia) bernhaueri (Breit), G. (T.) huberi Pace, and G. (Sibiota) zerchei Pace 1996. Three species are referred to different subgenera: G. zerchei Pace (ex Lioglutosipalia Scheerpeltz) to Sibiota Casey, G. arida (Eppelsheim) (ex Trachyglutosipalia Scheerpeltz) and  G. cingulata (Eppelsheim) (ex Chondridiosipalia) both to Sipalotricha Scheerpeltz. Lectotypes are designated for Homalota spinicollis Kraatz, H. chyzeri Eppelsheim, H. croatica Eppelsheim, Leptusa arida Eppelsheim, L. bituberculata Eppelsheim, L. carinicollis Eppelsheim, L. cingulata Eppelsheim, Sipalia mihoki Bernhauer, S. hummleri Bernhauer, S. paganettiana Bernhauer, S. spizzana Bernhauer, S. deubeli Bernhauer, S. kocsii Bernhauer, S. stussineri Bernhauer, S. bernhaueri Breit, S. armicollis Breit, S. hcejkai Roubal, S. carinicollis krzysztofi Roubal, S. carinthiaca Scheerpeltz, and Geostiba apfelbecki Eppelsheim. Numerous additional records of previously revised Geostiba and Tropimenelytron species from the study area are reported. The known Geostiba fauna of the study region now includes 135 species. The - by far - highest diversities were observed for Turkey (44 species) and Greece (42 species). The distributions of 27 species are mapped. A catalogue and an updated key to species are provided.

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Two new species and new records of Staphylinidae from the Greek island Lesbos (Insecta: Coleoptera). - Based on an examination of recently collected material, more than 70 species of Staphylinidae are reported from Lesbos island (Greece), among them four first records from Greece. Rugilus lesbius sp.n. and Oxypoda lesbia sp.n. are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners.

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A revision of Western Palaearctic Medon. IV. A new  species and new records from Iran, and a catalogue of species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Medon frischi sp.n. of the M. fusculus group is described, illustrated, and distinguished from M. paradisiacus Assing. The similarly derived aedeagal morphology suggests that these two species are adelphotaxa. Additional records of M. fusculoides Coiffait are reported. The distribution of M. fusculoides is mapped. A synonymic catalogue of the Western Palaearctic representatives of the genus is provided.

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New species and new records of Eastern Mediterranean Geostiba Thomson (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Based on recently collected material, seven species of Geostiba from Greece and Turkey are described and illustrated: G. (Tropogastrosipalia) nemrutica sp.n. (S-Turkey: Adıyaman), G. (T.) dibekiana sp.n. (S-Turkey: Adana), G. (Sipalotricha) varnousica sp.n. (N-Greece: Varnous Oros), G. (Sibiota) asperipennis sp.n. (S-Turkey: Adıyaman), G. gibbera sp.n. (S-Turkey: Kahramanmaraş), G. bigibbera sp.n. (S-Turkey: Kahramanmaraş), and G. excepta sp.n. (S-Turkey: Osmaniye). Additional records are presented, mainly from Greece and Turkey. The distributions of some species are mapped.

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On the Turkish species of Sunius. VI. New micropterous species from central southern Anatolia and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Three micropterous and apparently locally endemic species of Sunius Curtis, 1829 from central southern Turkey are described and illustrated: S. brevispinosus sp. n. (Kahramanmaraş), S. longispinosus sp. n. (Kahramanmaraş), and S. pauli sp. n. (Malatya). Additional records are presented for two species. The distributions of all the treated species are mapped. 20 species of Sunius are now known from Turkey, including one name of doubtful identity. A supplement to a recent key to the Turkish representatives of the genus is provided.

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A revision of Othiini. XV. Three new Othius species from China and additional records (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Based on an examination of recently collected material of Othiini, three species are described and illustrated: Othius longispinosus sp.nov., O. geminus sp.nov., and O. peregrinus sp.nov. Additional records are presented for 19 species of Othius Stephens and Atrecus Jacquelin du Val.

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Review of Palaearctic Autalia VI. A new species and a first record from China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Autalia yunnanica sp.nov. (China: Yunnan) is described and illustrated. Autalia smetanai Pace, previously known only from the type locality in Nepal, is recorded from China for the first time.

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A new species of Xantholinus from Syria (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Staphylininae). - Xantholinus (Idiolinus) spricki sp.nov. from Syria is described and illustrated.

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On the taxonomy and biogeography of Stenus (s. str.) erythrocnemus Eppelsheim and related species (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Material previously identified as Stenus erythrocnemus Eppelsheim, S. anatolicus Puthz, and S. maculiger Weise is revised with special reference to the internal structures of the aedeagus. Three new species of Stenus s. str. are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners: S. cypriacus sp. n. (Cyprus), S. distortus sp. n. (Anatolia), and S. prominens sp. n. (Lebanon). The distributions of S. cypriacus and S. distortus, as well as of S. erythrocnemus, S. anatolicus, and S. maculiger are mapped. The morphological variation of the male sexual characters of S. erythrocnemus and S. maculiger is illustrated and discussed.

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Case 3299. Staphylinus punctulatus Paykull, 1789 (currently Gyrohypnus punctulatus; Insecta, Coleoptera, Staphylinidae): proposed conservation of the specific name. - The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.5 of the Code, is to conserve the the specific name of Staphylinus punctulatus Paykull, 1789. The name is a junior primary homonym of Staphylinus punctulatus Goeze, 1777 (currently Othius punctulatus), but the specific names have not been considered as congeneric since 1830.

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On some species of Oxypoda Mannerheim from Turkey and adjacent regions (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Based on a revision of types and non-type material, 22 species of Oxypoda Mannerheim from the Eastern Mediterranean are (re-)described and illustrated; 13 of them are new to science: Oxypoda kartabensis Fagel 1965, O.  (Sphenoma) ziyaretica sp.n. (Turkey: Antakya), O. cristata sp.n. (Turkey, Greece), O. flavocaudata sp.n. (Turkey: SW-Anatolia), O. libanotica Fagel 1965, O. judaea Saulcy 1865, O. cingulum Bernhauer 1902, O. ahirica sp.n. (Turkey: Kahramanmara\), O. (Thliboptera) antennata Bernhauer 1902, O. (T.) ormana Fagel 1971, O. (T.) micantoides sp.n. (Turkey: S-Anatolia), O. (T.) gladiatoria sp.n. (Turkey: SW-Anatolia; Cyprus), O. (T.) acutissima sp.n. (Turkey: Antalya), O. (T.) fissa sp.n. (Turkey: SW-Anatolia), O. (T.) infissa sp.n. (Greece), O. (T.) recta sp.n. (Turkey: SW-Anatolia), O. (T.) inermis sp.n. (Turkey: S-Anatolia), O. (T.) tenuilaminata sp.n. (Turkey: Adana), O. (T.) gaillardoti Saulcy 1865, O. (Oxypoda) collaris Saulcy 1865, O. (O.) longipes Mulsant & Rey 1861, and O. disiuncta sp.n. (Turkey: central southern Anatolia; Israel). The subgenus Thliboptera Thomson 1859, previously a synonym of Sphenoma Mannerheim 1830, is revalidated. The following synonymies are proposed: Oxypoda antennata Bernhauer 1902 = O. lindbergi Scheerpeltz 1958, syn.n., = O. mysica Fagel 1971, syn.n.; O. wankai Bernhauer 1936 = O. laeviuscula Bernhauer 1936, syn.n., = O. laeviuscula Tronquet 1998.  Lectotypes are designated for O. judaea Saulcy and O. cingulum Bernhauer. In addition to the new species, several first records are reported from Turkey (5), Cyprus (1), Israel (2), and Greece (1). The distributions of 19 species are mapped.

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New species and records of Staphylinidae from Greece, with two new synonymies (Insecta: Coleoptera). - Based on a study of mostly recently collected material from Greece, ten species of Staphylinidae are (re-)described and illustrated: Aphaenostemmus rhodicus sp.n., Xantholinus (Helicophallus) moreanus sp.n., X. (Xantholinus?) creticus sp.n., Tectusa recta sp.n., Cousya dimorpha sp.n., Oxypoda (Bessopora) cretica sp.n., O. (B.) afimbriata sp.n., O. (B.) praecisa sp.n., O. (B.) longicollis Bernhauer, and Aleochara (Ceranota) mortuisimilis sp.n. In addition, the previously unknown male sexual characters of Lathrobium vitsiense Assing and those of the holotype of L. anophthalmum Fauvel are described and illustrated. Gyrohypnus liber Assing is formally revalidated. More than 150 species are listed, among them at least 82 first records from Greece, in addition to the new species described in this paper. 15 species reported from Greece before 2002, but omitted from the recent Palaearctic catalogue are listed. The following synonymies are established: Oxypoda bimaculata Baudi di Selve 1870 = O. corcyrica Scheerpeltz 1958, syn.n.; Haploglossa villosula (Stephens 1832) = Aleochara hellenica Pace 2005, syn.n. A lectotype is designated for Oxypoda longicollis Bernhauer, a species to be deleted from the list of Greek Staphylinidae. The distributions of five species are mapped.

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A revision of Leptobium Casey. Supplement I (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Leptobium bozdagense sp.n. (Turkey: Izmir) is described and illustrated. Additional records of Leptobium species are reported.

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New species and records of Pseudobium Mulsant & Rey (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). - Pseudobium hellenicum sp.n. (Greece) and P. anatolicum sp.n. (southwestern Turkey) are described and illustrated. Additional records of Pseudobium species from the Mediterranean and Middle Asia are presented. Pseudobium peyerimhoffi Jarrige and P. cypriacum Jarrige are for the first time reported from Tunisia and Turkey, respectively. The distribution of P. cypriacum is mapped.

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The first subanophthalmous species of Oxypoda Mannerheim from the Canary Islands (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Oxypoda (Baeoglena) caeca sp. n., the first subanophthalmous representative of the genus from the Canary Islands, is described and illustrated. It was discovered in the mesocavernous shallow stratum (MSS) stratum of El Cedro, La Gomera (Canary Islands).

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A revision of Western Palaearctic Medon: the species of the Atlantic Islands, the Western Mediterranean, and Europe, except for the southeast (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). -
Types and additional material of Medon Stephens are revised. 29 valid species and subspecies, including 3 doubtful species, are recognized in the region comprising the Western Mediterranean (including Italy and Tunisia), the Atlantic Islands, as well as Western, Central, and Northern Europe:  Medon oromii sp. n. (Canary Islands: Gran Canaria), M. antricola sp. n. (Canary Islands: El Hierro), and M. kabylicus sp. n. (Algeria) are described. 23 synonymies, two of them pertaining to the previously revised species of the Eastern Mediterranean region, are established: Medon apicalis (Kraatz, 1857) = Medon orgianus Bordoni, 1980 syn. n.; Medon perniger Coiffait, 1978 = Medon perniger fraudulentus Coiffait, 1978 syn. n.; Medon dilutus (Erichson, 1839) = M. dilutus meridionalis Bordoni, 1980 syn. n.; M. dilutus cephalus Koch, 1938 = M. dilutus boeticus Jeannel & Jarrige, 1949 syn. n., Medon dilutus quadriceps (Wollaston, 1864) = Medon vitalei Bernhauer, 1936 syn. n., = M. dilutus eremicus Koch, 1939 syn. n., = M. marocanus Coiffait, 1970 syn. n., = M. mateui Coiffait, 1973 syn. n.; Medon rufiventris (Nordmann, 1837) = M. burdigalensis Coiffait, 1970 syn. n., = M. aquitanicus Coiffait, 1970 syn. n. = M. siculus Coiffait, 1970 syn. n., = M. sicilianus Coiffait, 1970 syn. n.; Medon africanus (Fauvel, 1872) = M. bodemeyeri Bernhauer, 1915 syn. n.; Medon piceus (Kraatz, 1858) = M. murciensis Coiffait, 1970 syn. n.; Medon cauchoisi Jarrige, 1949 = M. oculatior Peyerimhoff, 1949 syn. n., = M. lusitanicus Coiffait, 1970 syn. n., = M. parviphallus Coiffait, 1973 syn. n., = M. mazices Coiffait, 1973 syn. n., = M. fongondi Coiffait, 1980 syn. n., = M. perraulti Coiffait, 1980 syn. n.; Medon mirei Coiffait, 1980 = M. giachinoi Bordoni, 1988 syn. n.; Medon semiobscurus (Fauvel, 1875) = M. ruber Sahlberg, 1908 syn. n., = M. sahlbergi Scheerpeltz, 1933 syn. n. Medon procerus (Perez Arcas, 1874) and M. sericellus (Fairmaire, 1860), previously regarded as synonyms of M. castaneus (Gravenhorst, 1802) and M. apicalis, respectively, are revalidated. A neotype is designated for Lithocharis sericella Fairmaire, 1860. Lectotypes are designated for Lithocharis oppidana Kraatz, 1857, L. picea Kraatz, 1858, Paederus castaneus Gravenhorst, 1802, Lithocharis africanus Fauvel, 1872, Medon bodemeyeri Bernhauer, 1915, M. bucharicus Bernhauer, 1902, and M. ruber Sahlberg, 1908. Medon pythonissa (Saulcy, 1864) is regarded as a subspecies of M. dilutus. All the species not treated in the first part of the revision are described and illustrated. Bionomic and zoogeographic data are compiled, and the distributions of most species are mapped. A key to the Medon species of the Western Mediterranean region and the Atlantic Islands is provided. Medon bucharicus Bernhauer, 1902 (Middle Asia) is redescribed and moved to Medon again (from Sunius Curtis). Some additional records of Eastern Mediterranean species are presented. The previously published revision of Eastern Mediterranean Medon congtains several errors, which are corrected in a separate section. These corrigenda include the following synonymies: M. lydicus Bordoni, 1980 = M. mimulus Fagel, 1970, syn. n. = M. rhodicus Franz, 1987, syn. n. = M. choparti Coiffait, 1987, syn. n.

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New species and records of Masuria Cameron, with a key to species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Four species of Masuria Cameron are described and illustrated: M. (Masuria) kleebergi sp. n. (Nepal: Rolwaling Himal), M. (M.) follita sp. n. (Nepal: Rolwaling Himal), M. (M.) sculpticollis sp. n. (Nepal: Rolwaling Himal), and M. (Oncosomechusa) brevipennis sp. n. (China: N-Yunnan). Additional records of four previously described species are reported from Nepal and China. A key to species is provided. The genus now includes 24 species and has become known only from the Himalaya and China.

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A new species and new records of Amaurodera Fauvel from Nepal (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharini). - Amaurodera kleebergi sp. n. (eastern Nepal: Rolwaling Himal), the 16th Himalayan representative of the genus, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from the similar A. granata Assing. Additional records of four species are reported from Nepal. Updated distribution maps are provided for A. bomfordi (Eppelsheim) and A. soror Cameron.

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New species and records of Staphylinidae from Turkey IV, with six new synonymies (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Based on an examination of recently collected material from Turkey, 15 species of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) are described and illustrated: Phloeocharis parvispinosa sp.n. (Mersin), Lobrathium wunderlei sp.n. (Kahramanmaraş), Xantholinus (Milichilinus) meybohmi sp.n. (Kahramanmaraş), X. (Typhlolinus) grandespinosus sp.n. (Amasya), Trichophya turcica sp.n. (Kahramanmaraş), Oligota brachati sp.n. (Kahramanmaraş), O. marasica sp.n. (Kahramanmaraş), Leptusa marasica sp.n. (Kahramanmaraş), Cordalia fortepunctata sp.n. (Malatya, Kayseri, Adıyaman, Kahramanmaraş), C. rosei sp.n. (Antalya), Platyola caeca sp.n. (Kahramanmaraş), Atheta (Parameotica) akiensis sp.n. (Muğla), Meotica subnigra sp.n. (Kahramanmaraş), Oxypoda (Deropoda?) nemrutica sp.n. (Adıyaman), and O. (Bessopora) biformis sp.n. (Kahramanmaraş). The habitus and sexual characters of Aloconota mediterranea (Benick), Atheta (Dimetrota) fuscicolor Benick, Anomognathus tricuspis (Eppelsheim), and the spermatheca of Oxypoda hatayana Assing are illustrated. Six synonymies are established: Luzea nigritula (Erichson, 1840) = L. graeca (Kraatz, 1857), syn.n.; Xantholinus graecus Kraatz, 1858 = X. varnensis Coiffait, 1972, syn.n., = X. pamphylicus Coiffait, 1972, syn.n., = Xantholinus gridellii carius Coiffait, 1972, syn.n.; Xantholinus laevigatus Jacobson, 1849 = X. bythinicus Coiffait, 1972, syn.n.; Oxypoda vicina Kraatz, 1858 = O. nivalis Fagel, 1965, syn.n. A lectotype is designated for Thectura tricuspis Eppelsheim. Various new records of zoogeographic interest are reported; 34 species are recorded from Turkey for the first time. The distributions of 19 species are mapped.

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A revision of Porocallus Sharp. New synonyms and new species (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Oxypodini). -
A revision of types and additional material yielded the following synonymies: Porocallus Sharp, 1888 = Platysmarthrusa Pace, 1999 syn. n., = Ischyradelia Pace, 1999 syn. n.; Porocallus insignis Sharp, 1888 = Platysmarthrusa chinensis Pace, 1999 syn. n. Two new species are described and illustrated: Porocallus hlavaci sp. n. and P. ligo sp. n. Porocallus tianmuensis (Pace), comb. n. (previously in Ischyradelia) is briefly redescribed. New records of P. insignis from China and a key to the four species of the genus are presented. The distribution of the genus is mapped.

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New genera and species of Aleocharinae from China (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Based on an examination of recently collected material, a genus and 5 species of Athetini, Oxypodini, and Aleocharini from China are described and illustrated: Chinecallicerus laevigatus sp.nov. (N-Yunnan), C. wrasei sp.nov. (N-Yunnan), Chinecousya gen.nov. procera sp.nov. (N-Yunnan), Pseudocalea schuelkei sp.nov. (N-Yunnan), and Aleochara mentita sp.nov. (NW-Sichuan). Pseudocalea schuelkei is the first represenative of the genus from the Eastern Palaearctic region.

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Supplemente zur mitteleuropäischen Staphylinidenfauna (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). III. - Recent developments and changes in the taxonomy, systematics, nomenclature, and biogeography of Central European Staphylinidae are compiled and annotated. The synopsis includes various new or improved illustrations of genitalia and supplemented keys of the genera related to Lathrobium Gravenhorst, of Mycetoporus Mannerheim and Tachinus Gravenhorst. A complete list of the Cases related to Central European Staphylinidae and of the corresponding Opinions published by the ICZN is compiled. The Central European taxa of the Staphylinidae included in the Official Lists and Indices of the ICZN are listed. The following synonymies are established: Cousya Mulsant & Rey, 1875 = Chilomorpha Krása, 1914, syn. n.; Tectusa Bernhauer, 1899 = Parocyusa Bernhauer, 1902, syn. n.; Xantholinus distans Mulsant & Rey, 1853 = X. schuleri Coiffait, 1958, syn. n.. Lectotypes are designated  for Calodera nigrata Fairmaire & Laboulbène, 1856 and Chilopora lebedevi Bernhauer, 1928. Several new combinations are proposed: Dropephylla ammanni (Bernhauer, 1940), comb. n.; D. elegans (Kraatz, 1857), comb. n.; D. linearis (Zetterstedt, 1828), comb. n.; D. luzei (Hubenthal, 1911), comb. n.; Cousya longitarsis (Thomson, 1867), comb. n.; Tectusa holdhausi (Bernhauer, 1902), comb. n.; T. franzi (Scheerpeltz, 1958), comb. n.; T. knabli (Bernhauer, 1914), comb. n.; T. strupiiana (Scheerpeltz, 1958), comb. n.; T. tirolensis (Scheerpeltz, 1958), comb. n.; Tetralaucopora rubicunda (Erichson, 1837), comb. n.; T. cingulata (Kraatz, 1856), comb. n.; T. longitarsis (Erichson, 1839), comb. n.; T. crebrepunctata (Strand, 1962), comb. n.; T. lebedevi (Bernhauer, 1928), comb. n.; T. antennata (Eppelsheim, 1878), comb. n.; T. baicalensis (Eppelsheim, 1893), comb. n.; T. bucharica (Bernhauer, 1928), comb. n.; T. championi (Cameron, 1939), comb. n.; T. fuscobrunnea (Cameron, 1939), comb. n., T. germana (Cameron, 1939), comb. n.; T. hebeiensis (Pace, 1999), comb. n.; T. japonica (Cameron, 1933), comb. n.; T. subcyanea (Cameron, 1939), comb. n.; T. syriaca (Saulcy, 1865), comb. n. Cousya nitidiventris Fagel, 1958, presumably a synonym of C. nigrata, is deleted from the list of Central European Staphylinidae.

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Systematic catalogue of the entomofauna of the Madeira archipelago and Selvagens Islands. Staphylinidoidea, Staphylinidae (Coleoptera). Vol. II, Part 2.  - Based on a revision of the relevant taxonomic and faunistic literature, as well as of previously published and unpublished material, a critical updated catalogue of the Staphylinidae of Madeira and the Selvagens is compiled. 25 species are deleted from the list of Madeiran Staphylinidae, 10 species are recorded from the archipelago for the first time. Seven new synonymies are proposed: Stenus  brunneus  Puthz, 1978 = S. maderensis Puthz, 1980, syn. n.; Pseudomedon  obscurellus  (Erichson, 1840) = Lithocharis  brevipes  Wollaston, 1860, syn. n.; Ocypus  pedemontanus  (Müller, 1924) = Staphylinus  caroli  Jarrige, 1943, syn. n.; Tasgius  winkleri  (Bernhauer, 1906) = Staphylinus maderae  Jarrige, 1943, syn. n.; and Quedius  nigriceps  Kraatz, 1857 = Q. nigriceps maderensis Smetana, 1963, syn. n.; Atheta immucronata Pace, 1999 = A. pseudolaticollis Erber & Hinterseher, 1992, syn. n., = A. atlantidum Smetana, 2004, syn. n. Atheta  granulosa  (Wollaston, 1854) is transferred to the genus Aloconota  Thomson. For all the species recorded from the archipelagos, the references are listed, additional (i. e. previously unpublished) records, if available, are reported, the distribution in the Atlantic Islands and elsewhere is summarised, and bionomic data are compiled.  Disregarding 5 names of doubtful taxonomic status, a total of 210 species and subspecies are reported from the Madeiras, 198 of them from Madeira proper, 52 from Porto Santo, and 11 from the Desertas. Four species, two of them endemic, are recorded from the Selvagens. A zoogeographic analysis revealed that the Madeiran staphylinid fauna is characterised by a high proportion (30 %) of endemic species; the remainder is composed mainly of species with a West Palaearctic (25 %), Cosmopolitan (18 %), Holarctic (11%), Palaearctic (4 %), and Western Mediterranean (4 %) distribution. 9 % have not been recorded again since 1900, suggesting that their (Madeiran) populations may have gone extinct. The distributions of various Madeiran endemics are mapped. The occurrence, distributions, and wing-development of the species present in the archipelagos are summarised in a checklist.

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Three new species of Staphylinidae from Spain, with a new synonymy (Insecta: Coleoptera). - Three species of Staphylinidae from Jaén and Córdoba provinces, southern Spain, are described and illustrated: Phloeocharis baenai sp.n. (Phloeocharinae), Geostiba jaenica sp.n. (Aleocharinae), and Atheta tenebrarum sp.n. (Aleocharinae). Myllaena oviedensis Pace 2004, syn.n., is synonymised with M. brevicornis (Matthews 1838). Additional records of the cave species Atheta temeris Assing & Vogel are presented. The distributions of the newly described species are mapped.

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A new species of Taxicera and additional records of Himalayan Aleocharinae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae).  - Taxicera acuta n.sp. (central Nepal) is described and illustrated. Additional records of several Aleocharinae species are reported from the Himalaya, among them two first records from Nepal and India, respectively.

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Six new species of micropterous Atheta and Apimela from northern Yunnan, China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Five species of micropterous Atheta Thomson and one of Apimela Mulsant & Rey from northern Yunnan, China, are described and illustrated: Atheta (Microdota) xueica sp.n., A. (M.) dimorpha sp.n., A. (M.) foliacea sp.n., A. (M.) detruncata sp.n., A. (M.) hastata sp.n., and Apimela schuelkei sp.n.

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Six new species and additional records of Leptusa from northern Yunnan, China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Eight species of Leptusa Kraatz from northern Yunnan, China, are (re-)described and illustrated: L. (Aphaireleptusa) yunnanensis Pace, L. (A.) xuemontis Pace, L. (A.) turgida sp.n., L. (A.) tenuicornis sp.n., L. (Drepanoleptusa) emplenotoides sp.n., L. (Heteroleptusa) discolor sp.n., L. curvata sp.n., and L. recta sp.n. Leptusa chinensis Pace is recorded from Yunnan for the first time.

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A new species of Leptusa Kraatz from Bulgaria (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Leptusa (Stictopisalia) hlavaci sp.n. is described from the Rhodopes, southern Bulgaria, and distinguished from other species of the L. reitteri group. The habitus and the genitalia are illustrated. Records of L. reitteri Eppelsheim from the Bulgarian Rhodopes are reported.

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Thirteen new species and additional records of Eastern Mediterranean Geostiba Thomson (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - 13 species of Geostiba from Turkey and Greece are described and illustrated: G. (Tropogastrosipalia) nifica sp.n. (Turkey: Izmir), G. (T.) anlasi sp.n. (Turkey: Izmir), G. (T.) solodovnikovi sp.n. (Turkey: Erzurum),  G. (T.) atromontis sp.n. (Turkey: Manisa), G. (T.) renneri sp.n. (Turkey: Muğla), G. (T.) aydinica sp.n. (Turkey: Aydın), G. (T.) biformis sp.n. (Turkey: Muğla, Denizli), G. (T.) calcidica sp.n. (Greece: Chalkidike), G. (T.) elmaica sp.n. (Turkey: Ankara), G. (T.) priva sp.n. (Turkey: Gümüşhane), G. (Sibiota) aucta sp.n. (Turkey: Rize), G. (Sipalotricha) orduica sp.n. (Turkey: Ordu), and G. (S.) soganlica sp.n. (Turkey: Trabzon). Supplements to a recent key to the Geostiba species of the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent regions are provided. The distribution of the highly diverse subgenus Tropogastrosipalia Scheerpeltz in the study region is mapped and discussed. Additional records of various described species are presented, among them first records of G. euboica Pace from Turkey and of G. oertzeni (Eppelsheim) from Ukraine. The distributions of 16 species are mapped

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On two Oxypodinus species from Madagascar, inhabitants of Impatiens inflorescences (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Two species of Oxypodinus Bernhauer from Madagascar are recorded. Oxypodinus floricola sp.n. is described and illustrated, and an additional record of O. levasseuri Pace is reported. The male secondary sexual characters of O. levasseuri are figured. According to observations in the field, both species inhabit Impatiens inflorescences.

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On the Italian species of Drusilla Leach, 1819, with a note on D. taygetana Assing (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - The Italian representatives of the aleocharine genus Drusilla Leach, 1819 are revised. Three species are recognised; the presence of a fourth species, D. erichsoni (Peyron, 1857), in Italy is doubtful. The enormous variation of external characters and the spermatheca of D. italica (Bernhauer, 1903) is described, illustrated, and discussed. It is interpreted as clinal rather than interspecific or intersubspecific variation. is redescribed. Based on examined records, the distributions are mapped. A key to species is provided. The previously unknown male sexual characters of D. taygetana Assing, 2005 are described and illustrated.

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On the Turkish species of Sunius. VII. Five new micropterous species from western Anatolia and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Five micropterous and apparently locally endemic species of Sunius Curtis, 1829 from western Anatolia are described and illustrated: S. bozdagensis sp. n. (Izmir: Boz Dağlar), S. pinniger sp. n. (Izmir), S. fortespinosus sp. n. (Aydın/Izmir: Aydın Dağları), S. sexspinosus sp. n. (Mugla), and S. pinnatus sp. n. (Manisa). Their distributions are mapped. Additional records are presented for two species, among them the first record of S. phasianus (Bordoni) from Iran. 25 Sunius species are now known from Turkey, including one name of doubtful identity. An updated key to the Turkish representatives of the genus is provided.

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On the Oxypoda species of Turkey and adjacent regions. II. Three new species, additional records, and a checklist (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). Three species of Oxypoda Mannerheim from Turkey are described and illustrated: O. (Podoxya) pontica sp. n. (Rize), O. (Bessopora) aydinica sp. n. (Aydın), and O. (Mycetodrepa) obscuricollis sp. n. (Mersin). A new combination and a new synonymy are established: Oxypoda (Thliboptera) scheerpeltziana (Fagel, 1968), comb. n. (ex Aleochara) = Oxypoda micantoides Assing, 2006, syn. n. Additional records of previously described species are reported from Turkey (22 species), Lebanon (1 species), and Israel (1 species), among them the first Turkish records of O. brevicornis (Stephens), O. lesbia Assing, and O. recondita Kraatz, as well as the first record of O. ignorata Zerche from Lebanon. The distributions of 10 species are mapped. A checklist of all Oxypoda species reported from Turkey is compiled.

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A revision of Amarochara of the Holarctic region. III. A new species, a new synonym, and additional records (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae, Oxypodini). Amarochara formicina sp. n. (Canada: New Brunswick), the 26th representative of the genus in the Holarctic region, is described and illustrated. The following synonymy and new combination are proposed: Amarochara freyi (Bernhauer, 1940), comb. n. (ex Ocyusa) = Amarochara splendens Jarrige, 1952, syn. n. Additional records are reported for several species of the Palaearctic and Nearctic regions. The previously unknown aedeagus of A. inquilina (Casey, 1906) is illustrated.

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On the Aploderus species of Turkey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Oxytelinae). Two microphthalmous species of Aploderus Stephens from Turkey are described, illustrated, and distinguished from their closest relative, A. schweigeri (Smetana): A. magniceps sp. n. and A. capitulatus sp. n. Their distributions are mapped. A key to the Western Palaearctic species of the genus is provided.

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A new species of Nudobius from China (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Staphylininae, Xantholinini). Nudobius puetzi sp. n. (China: Sichuan), the 15th representative of the genus in the Palaearctic region and the 47th species worldwide, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from other species of the genus recorded from China.

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A new species of Lathrobium from Kyrgyzstan (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Lathrobium (Lathrobium) lackneri sp. n., the first representative of the genus recorded from Kyrgyzstan, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from other species of the genus occurring in Middle Asia.

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A revision of the Palaearctic species of Orphnebius Motschulsky (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Based on an examination of the available type material and additional material, 18 Palaearctic species of Orphnebius are recognised, most of which are (re-)described and illustrated: O. hauseri Eppelsheim (Himachal Pradesh), O. oculatus Coiffait (central Nepal), O. cachemiricus Coiffait (Kashmir), O. hamatus sp.nov. (central Nepal), O. pugiunculus sp.nov. (eastern and central Nepal), O. depressicollis sp.nov. (central Nepal), O. appendiculatus sp.nov. (central Nepal), O. mutabilis sp.nov. (central and eastern Nepal), O. jumlaicus sp.nov. (western Nepal), O. hastatus sp.nov. (central Nepal), O. prominens sp.nov. (central Nepal), O. shaanxiensis sp.nov. (China: Shaanxi), O. flaviventris Champion (Uttar Pradesh), O. dhaulagiricus sp.nov. (central Nepal), O. newar Pace (central Nepal), O. loebli Pace (central Nepal), and O. siwalikensis Cameron (Uttar Pradesh). The following new combination is established: Zyras (Zyras) arunensis Coiffait, 1984, comb.nov. Orphnebius rufiventris (Eppelsheim) is deleted from the list of Palaearctic Orphnebius. A diagnostic key to species and a catalogue of the Palaearctic representatives of the genus are provided.

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On the Himalayan species of Tetrabothrus Bernhauer (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae).  - Two Himalayan Tetrabothrus species are described and illustrated: T. uttaricus sp.nov. (Uttar Pradesh) and T. curtipennis sp.nov. (eastern Nepal). Additional records of three named and one unnamed species are reported from Nepal. In all, seven species of Himalayan species are recognised. The distributions of 5 species are mapped. A key to species and a catalogue are provided.

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On the Orphnebius species of China (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae).Five species of Orphnebius Motschulsky from China are (re-)described and illustrated: O. schuelkei sp.nov. (Shaanxi, Sichuan), O. parvilobus sp.nov. (W-Sichuan), O. longistriatus sp.nov. (SW-Sichuan), O. conicornis sp.nov. (border between Shaanxi and Sichuan), and O. nanlingensis Pace. An additional record of O. nanlingensis from Fujian province is reported. A key to the Chinese representatives of the genus is provided. The distributions of the Orphnebius species known from China are mapped.

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A new species of Arpedium from Kyrgyzstan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Omaliinae). Arpedium ludgeri sp. n. (Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Kul), the first representative of the genus from Middle Asia, is described and illustrated.

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New species and additional records of Staphylinidae from Turkey V (Coleoptera).  - 14 species of Staphylinidae from Turkey are described and illustrated: Aploderus lydicus n. sp. (Aydın, Izmir), Astenus (Eurysunius) occiduus n. sp. (Denizli, Aydın, Izmir), Medon reliquus n. sp. (Aydın, Izmir), Quedius (Raphirus) harpago n. sp. (Izmir), Cypha spathula n. sp. (Turkey: Manisa, Mersin, Osmaniye, Kahramanmaraş, Antakya; Spain; Portugal), Myllaena nemorivaga n. sp. (Rize), Atheta (Datomicra) dissimulans n. sp. (Gümüşhane), Drusilla lydica n. sp. (Aydın, Izmir), Pella gibbera n. sp. (Izmir), Pyroglossa pontica n. sp. (Rize), Cousya schuelkei n. sp. (Rize), Oxypoda (Oxypoda) subspectabilis n. sp. (Ordu), Dinusa smyrnensis n. sp. (Izmir), and Pseudocalea messorphila n. sp. (Izmir). Gymnusa anatolica Korge, 1971, originally described as a subspecies of G. variegata Kiesenwetter, 1845, is regarded as a distinct species. Megalogastria Bernhauer, 1901, previously a subgenus of Aleochara Gravenhorst, 1802, is elevated to genus. Both genus and its type species Aleochara cingulata Eppelsheim, 1889 are redescribed. The male genitalia of Xantholinus osellai Bordoni (holotype), Gymnusa anatolica, and Atheta epirotica Benick are illustrated. Numerous additional records of previously described species are reported from Turkey, some also from Krasnodar (Russia), among them 74 first records from Turkey, one from Anatolia, one from Russia, and three from the Russian South European territory. The distributions of 14 species are mapped.

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On the Xantholinini of Turkey and adjacent regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). - Based on a study of types and additional material, 11 species of Xantholinini from the Eastern Mediterranean are (re-)described and illustrated, 8 of them as new: Vulda ottomana (Cameron, 1912), V. cangalica sp. n. (Turkey: Sinop), Xantholinus (Typhlolinus) gridellii Coiffait, 1956, X. (Calolinus) puthzi Bordoni, 1979, X. (C.) ibex sp. n. (Turkey: Muğla, Antalya), X. (C.) marasicus sp. n. (Turkey: Kahramanmaraş), X. (C.) penicillatus sp. n. (Turkey: Muğla, Konya), X. (Helicophallus) multispinosus sp. n. (Turkey: Mersin), X. (H.) brevispinosus sp. n. (Turkey: Antalya), X. (H.) bitlisicus sp. n. (Turkey: Bitlis), and X. (H.) chersonesicus sp. n. (Turkey: Çanakkale). The male sexual characters of 6 additional species are illustrated. The following synonymies are proposed: Megalinus Mulsant & Rey, 1877 = Leptophius Coiffait, 1983, syn. n.; Vulda ottomana (Cameron, 1912) = Xantholinus anatolicus Coiffait, 1965, syn. n.; Xantholinus reitteri Coiffait, 1966 = X. svanetskiensis Coiffait, 1973, syn. n., = X. motschulskyi Bordoni, 1999, syn. n.; X. rufipennis Erichson, 1839 = X. phenicius Coiffait, 1971, syn. n.; X. nicolasi Coiffait, 1972 = X. pantokratoris Bordoni, 1975, syn. n.; X. crassicornis Hochhuth, 1851 = X. lederi Coiffait, 1966, syn. n., = X. martensi Bordoni, 1983, syn. n., Megalinus scutellaris (Fauvel, 1900) = Lepidophallus denticulatus Bordoni, 2004, syn. n. Lectotypes are designated for Xantholinus motschulskyi Bordoni, X. rufipennis Erichson, and X. procerus Erichson, 1839. The binomen Megalinus flavocinctus (Hochhuth, 1849), comb. n. (ex Leptophius) is established. Numerous additional records of Xantholinini are reported from the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent regions, among them first country records from Turkey (5 species), Greece (2 species), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1 species), Albania (1 species), Jordan (1 species), Israel (5 species), Georgia (2 species), Azerbaijan (2 species), Turkmenistan (1 species), and Iran (3 species). An annotated checklist of the species of Xantholinini recorded from Turkey is compiled. The distributions of 23 species are mapped; the distribution of X. procerus is discussed. Vulda ottomana is the first example of a Vulda species with a pronounced dimorphism of the wings (elytra and hind wings), head shape, and eye size.

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On the Aleocharini of Turkey, with notes on some species from adjacent regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). Types and additional material of Aleocharini from Turkey and adjacent regions are revised. 6 species are (re-)described and illustrated: Megalogastria alata sp. n. (Bitlis, Erzurum), Aleochara caloderoides sp. n. (Mersin), A. (Ceranota) membranosa sp. n. (Antalya), A. (C.) bodemeyeri Bernhauer, 1914, A. (C.) bituberculata Bernhauer, 1900, and A. (C.) erythroptera Gravenhorst, 1806. External and sexual characters of A. (C.) caucasica Eppelsheim, 1889, A. (Rheochara) leptocera Eppelsheim, 1889, and A. (R.) spalacis Scheerpeltz, 1969 are figured. The following synonymy is proposed: Aleochara moesta Gravenhorst, 1802 = A. ebneri Scheerpeltz, 1929, syn. n. A lectotype is designated for A. spalacis Scheerpeltz. Additional records of Aleocharini from Turkey are reported, among them 7 first records. A checklist of the Aleocharini known from Turkish territory is compiled.

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A new species of Pseudocalea Luze from Afghanistan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Pseudocalea discolor sp.n. (Afghanistan), the sixth species of the genus, is described and illustrated. A supplement to a recent key to the species of Pseudocalea Luze is provided.

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On the genus Pseudobium Mulsant & Rey II. A new species from Pakistan and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Pseudobium pakistanicum nov.sp. (NW-Pakistan) is described and illustrated. Additional records of Pseudobium species from the Western Palaearctic region are presented, among them first country records from Iran (2), Turkey (1), Algeria (1), and Afghanistan (1). The distributions of 6 species are mapped.

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A revision of Western Palaearctic Medon. V. A new species from Iran and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). Medon serriae nov.sp. of the M. fusculus group is described and illustrated. Additional records of Western Palaearctic Medon species are reported. Medon paradisiacus Assing is recorded from Iran for the first time. The distributions of 4 species are mapped.

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A new genus and species of Aleocharinae from a cave in Georgia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Speleogona nov.gen. cavernicola nov.sp., an anophthalmous troglobite from Georgia, is described and illustrated.

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A new species of Megalogastria Bernhauer from Israel (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Aleocharini). Megalogastria crassiventris nov.sp. (Israel), the third species of the genus, is described and illustrated. A key to the species of Megalogastria Bernhauer 1901 is provided. The distribution of the genus is mapped.

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A revision of the microphthalmous Lathrobium species of Turkey II. Two new species and an additional record of L. brignolii (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). - Two new species of microphthalmous Lathrobium Gravenhorst from northeastern Anatolia are described and illustrated: L. distortum nov.sp. (Gümüşhane) and L. deforme  nov.sp. (Giresun). An additional record of L. brignolii Bordoni is reported  from Ordu.

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Three new species, two new synonyms, and additional records of Leptusa from Turkey (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Three species of Leptusa Kraatz from northern Anatolia are described and illustrated: L. (Neopisalia) longilobata nov.sp. (Trabzon, Gümüşhane), L. (N.) crinita nov.sp. (Rize), and L. (N.) soganlica (Trabzon). Additional records of 14 species are reported, among them the first record of L. samia Assing from Turkey. Based on an examination of type material, the previously synonymised L. spoliata Assing is revalidated. The following synonymies are proposed: L. diecki Pace, 1983 = L. gurgentepensis Pace, 1989, nov.syn.; L. artviniensis Pace, 1982 = L. batumiensis Pace, 1983, nov.syn. The distributions of 14 species are mapped. A catalogue of the 27 Leptusa (sub-)species now known from Turkey is provided.

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New species and additional records of Paederinae and Aleocharinae from Iran (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). Four species of Staphylinidae are (re-)described and illustrated: Lathrobium impressifrons Eppelsheim, 1884, sp. propr. (previously regarded as a subspecies of L. laevipenne Heer, 1839) and L. serriae sp. n. (Iran: Razavi Khorasan province) of the Paederinae, and Pronomaea procerula sp. n. (Iran: Fars and Boyer Ahmadi va Kohkiluyeh provinces) and Tetralaucopora bicolorata sp. n. (Iran: Fars province) of the Aleocharinae. Lathrobium szekessyi Coiffait, 1972, syn. n., is placed in the synonymy of L. roubali Koch, 1944. A lectotype is designated for Lathrobium impressifrons. Additional records of Paederinae and Aleocharinae primarily from Iran are reported, among them 13 first records from Iran and one from Georgia. The distributions of 8 species are mapped.

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A revision of Palaearctic Lobrathium Mulsant & Rey. III. New species, new synonyms, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). Three species of Lobrathium Mulsant & Rey from the Western Palaearctic region and Middle Asia are described and illustrated: L. (Lobrathium) farsicum nov.sp. (Iran), L. (L.) kirghisicum nov.sp. (Kyrgyzstan), and L. (L.) yagmuri nov.sp. (Turkey). The male primary and secondary sexual characters of L. angelinii Ciceroni & Zanetti 2000 are figured. Nine synonymies are proposed: Lobrathium Mulsant & Rey 1878 = Paralobrathium Bordoni 1999, nov.syn.; Lobrathium multipunctum (Gravenhorst 1802) = L. hispanicum (Dodero 1916), nov.syn., = L. gallienii (Fagniez 1917), nov.syn., = L. endogeum Coiffait 1971, nov.syn., = L. multipunctum cassolai Coiffait 1972, nov.syn.; L. anale (Lucas 1846) = L. lostiae (Dodero 1916), nov.syn., = L. bellesi Bordoni 1977, nov.syn., = L. rubriventre Herman 2003, nov.syn.; L. rugipenne (Hochhuth 1851) = L. vicinum messeniacum Bordoni 1986, nov.syn. A lectotype is designated for Lathrobium hispanicum Dodero. Additional records are reported for 11 species, mostly from the Western Palaearctic region and from Middle Asia. The distributions of three species are mapped.

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The first anophthalmous species of Domene Fauvel from Greece (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Domene giachinoi nov.sp. (Greece: Ipiros), the first anophthalmous representative of the genus from Greece, is described and illustrated.

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Three new species of endogean Osoriini from southern Spain (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Osoriinae).Three endogean species of the osoriine genus Lusitanopsis Coiffait, 1961 from southern Spain are described and illustrated: L. andujari sp. n. (Alicante: Sierra d'Aitana), L. segurica sp. n. (Castilla-La Mancha: Sierra de Segura), and L. meybohmi sp. n. (Andalucía: Sierra de Aracena). The distributions of these species are mapped. Additional records of Geomitopsis franzi Coiffait, 1978 from the Canary Islands are reported, including a first record from La Palma.

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Four new species and additional records of Staphylinidae from Spain (Insecta: Coleoptera).Four species of Staphylinidae from Spain are described and illustrated: Paratyphlus espunae nov.sp. (Murcia: Sierra de Espuña) of the Leptotyphlinae, as well as Paraleptusa ripicola nov.sp. (Castilla-La Mancha: Sierra de Segura), Meotica andujari nov.sp. (Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha), and Derocala extensa nov.sp. (Madrid) of the Aleocharinae. The primary sexual characters of Paraleptusa anophthalma (Eppelsheim) are figured for the first time. Additional records of Staphylinidae are reported, among them five first records from Spain and one from mainland Spain. The distribution of the genus Paraleptusa Peyerimhoff in the Iberian Peninsula is mapped.

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A revision of the Micrillus species of the Palaearctic region, with notes on two species from adjacent parts of the Afrotropical and Oriental regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). The species of the paederine genus Micrillus Raffray, 1873 of the Palaearctic region, as well as of the adjacent parts of the Afrotropical and Oriental regions are revised. In the Palaearctic region, the number of valid names is significantly reduced, from 24 to 10. Twelve species, two of them from the Afrotropical and the Oriental regions, respectively, are (re-)described, and illustrated. They are attributed to two species groups, the M. testaceus group including eight species from the Western Palaearctic region (including Middle Asia) and the M. aegyptiacus group with four species from the south of the Western Palaearctic, the north of the Afrotropical, and the Oriental regions. Two new species are described: M. tenuipennis n. sp. (Morocco) and M. sudanicus n. sp. (Sudan). The following synonymies are proposed: Micrillus testaceus (Erichson, 1840) = Scymbalium grandiceps Jacquelin du Val, 1853, resyn., = S. pubipenne Fairmaire, 1860, n. syn., = S. longipenne Brisout de Barneville, 1863, n. syn. (previously a synonym of S. pubipenne), = Schatzmayria tergestina Gridelli, 1914, n. syn. (previously a synonym of S. pubipenne), = Scymbalium zuercheri Wanka, 1914, n. syn., = Micrillus libanicus Coiffait, 1980, n. syn., = M. hispanicus Coiffait, 1980, n. syn., = M. zacinthicus Coiffait, 1980, n. syn., = M. syriacus Coiffait, 1980, n. syn., = M. calabricus Coiffait, 1980, n. syn., = M. turcicus Coiffait, 1980, n. syn., = M. graecus Coiffait, 1980, n. syn., = M. cypriacus Coiffait, 1980, n. syn., = M. corcyranus Coiffait, 1980, n. syn., = M. brekhovi Grebennikov, 2001, n. syn.; Micrillus pallidus Reitter, 1887 = M. caucasicus Coiffait, 1980, n. syn.; Micrillus aegyptiacus (Bernhauer, 1910) = Scymbalium bernhaueri Koch, 1934, n. syn.; M. torretassoi (Koch, 1934) = Scymbalium collare Scheerpeltz, 1962, n. syn.; Pseudomedon dido (Saulcy, 1865) = Scymbalium minimum Eppelsheim, 1888, n. syn. Several previously established synonymies are confirmed. The binomen Micrillus indicus (Eppelsheim, 1890), n. comb. (ex Scymbalium) is established. Lectotypes are designated for Scymbalium testaceum Erichson, S. biskrense Fauvel, S. scabrosum Fauvel, 1875, S. hypogaeum Peyerimhoff, 1907, S. bernhaueri Koch, S. torretassoi Koch, and Medon apfelbecki Bernhauer, 1899. The distributions of 12 species are mapped. A key to species and a synonymic catalogue of Micrillus are provided.

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A revision of Western Palaearctic Medon. VI. A new species from Turkey and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae).Medon meybohmi nov.sp. (Turkey: Adana province) of the M. fusculus group is described and illustrated. Additional records of Western Palaearctic Medon species are reported.

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Four new species and additional records of Geostiba from Turkey and Crete, and a new synonymy (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae).Four species of Geostiba Thomson  from the Eastern Mediterranean region are described and illustrated: Geostiba (Tropogastrosipalia) janbellini nov.sp. (Turkey: Antalya), G. (Sipalotricha) atrioculata nov.sp. (Turkey: Antalya), G. (S.) albimontis nov.sp. (Greece: W-Crete), and G. spinosula nov.sp. (Turkey: Osmaniye). Additional records of Geostiba are reported from Turkey and Crete. The following synonymy is proposed: Paraleptusa helitasi (Peyerimhoff 1900) = Geostiba ventosa Pace 1996, nov.syn. The distributions of the new species from Turkey are mapped.

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Proteinus crenulatus - a complex of five species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Proteininae).A revision of types and additional material revealed that what has previously been interpreted as Proteinus crenulatus Pandellé, 1867 is in fact a complex of five similar species: P. crenulatus (widespread in Europe), P. abditus sp. n. (Germany, Romania), P. hamatus sp. n. (N-Spain, SW-France), P. tronqueti sp. n. (Corsica), and P. angulatus sp. n. (S-Italy, S-Greece). The distinguishing characters are described and illustrated. A lectotype is designated for P. crenulatus Pandellé. The distributions of all five species are mapped.

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A revision of the species of Pronomaea Erichson of the Western Palaearctic region, including Middle Asia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Pronomaeini).Based on an examination of types and non-type material, 12 species of Pronomaea Erichson, 1837 are recognised in the Western Palaearctic region, including Middle Asia. Distinguishing characters are described and illustrated. Five species are new to science: P. corsicana sp. n. (France: Corsica), P. sardoa sp. n. (Italy: Sardinia), P. sicula sp. n. (Italy: Sicily), P. wunderlei sp. n. (Greece: Crete), and P. spalacis sp. n. (Israel). The following synonymies are established: P. araxicola Reitter, 1898 = P. libanotica Fagel, 1969, syn. n., = P. orientalis Fagel, 1969, syn. n.; P. picea Heer, 1841 = P. dalmatina Sachse, 1852, syn. n., = P. korgei Lohse, 1974, syn. n. A neotype is designated for P. picea Heer; lectotypes are designated for P. araxicola Reitter, P. dalmatina Sachse, P. rostrata Erichson, and P. korgei Lohse. A key to species and a synonymic catalogue of the 14 Pronomaea species presently known from the Palaearctic region are provided. The distributions of all the Western Palaearctic species are mapped.