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Zootaxa. 2014 Apr 8;3786:73-8. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3786.1.5.

A new genus and species of myrmecophilous brentid beetle (Coleoptera: Brentidae) inhabiting the myrmecophytic epiphytes in the Bornean rainforest canopy.

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The Kyushu University Museum, Hakozaki, Fukuoka, 812-8581 Japan.; Email:
Sezione di Zoologia "La Specola", Museo di Storia Naturale, Università di Firenze, via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy.; Email:
Department of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Education, Osaka Kyoiku University 4-698-1 Asahigaoka, Kashiwara, Osaka, 582-8582 Japan; Email: unknown.
Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan; Email: unknown.
Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Okayama University, 3-1-1, Tsushimanaka, Okayama, 700-8530 Japan; Email: unknown.
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, 1677-1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753-8515 Japan; Email: unknown.
Kyushu University Forest, 394 Tsubakuro, Sasaguri-cho, Fukuoka, 811-2415 Japan; Email: unknown.


Pycnotarsobrentus inuiae Maruyama & Bartolozzi, gen. nov. and sp. nov. (Brentinae: Eremoxenini) is described from the Lambir Hills National Park, Borneo (Sarawak, Malaysia) based on specimens collected from Crematogaster difformis F. Smith, 1857 ant nests in the myrmecophytic epiphytic ferns Platycerium crustacea Copel. and Lecanopteris ridleyi H. Christ. A second species of Pycnotarsobrentus is known from Malaysia but is represented by only one female and consequently not yet described pending discovery of a male. Pycnotarsobrentus belongs to the tribe Eremoxenini and shares some character states with the African genus Pericordus Kolbe, 1883. No species of Eremoxenini with similar morphological modifications are known from the Oriental region.

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