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Zootaxa. 2014 Jul 10;3835(2):151-97. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3835.2.1.

Taxonomic Revision of the genus Mesomphalia Hope, 1839 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae).

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1
Division of Entomology, Biodiversity Research Institute & Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, U. S. A. Fellow of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq); Email: mariannavpsimoes@gmail.com.
2
Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão, 20940-040, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fellow of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq); Email: unknown.

Abstract

A revision of the genus Mesomphalia Hope, 1839, is presented based on a detailed morphological study of all species, except M. ampliata Boheman, 1850 and M. albofasciculata Boheman, 1856. The genus and species are redescribed. One species is transferred to Stolas Billberg, 1820, as S. scrobiculata (Boheman, 1850) comb. nov.; one species is transferred to Cyrtonota Chevrolat, 1836, as C. pyramidata (Boheman, 1850) comb. nov.; M. sexmaculata Boheman, 1850 syn. nov. is a junior subjective synonym of M. turrita (Illiger, 1801); one new species M. spaethi Simões & Monné, sp. nov. is described. Following this revision, Mesomphalia now contains fourteen species. A key to the species, photographs and distribution maps are provided.

PMID:
25081443
DOI:
10.11646/zootaxa.3835.2.1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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