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Zookeys. 2019 Dec 2;893:125-134. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.893.47059. eCollection 2019.

A new petrophilous tiger beetle from the Trans-Pecos region of Texas and revised key to the genus Amblycheila (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae).

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Department of Environmental Sciences, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA Rowan University Glassboro United States of America.
178 Winecup Way, Austin, TX 78737, USA Unaffiliated Austin United States of America.


A new rock-dwelling (petrophilous) tiger beetle, Amblycheila katzi Duran & Roman, sp. nov. is described from calcareous canyons and steep hillsides in the Trans-Pecos region of western Texas. It is distinguished from all other Amblycheila based on multiple morphological characters, biogeography, and ecology. A revised key to the genus Amblycheila is provided.


Caraboidea ; Omini ; Chihuahuan Desert; Nearctic; new species; petrophile; taxonomy

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