A new species and a key for the Brazilian species of the genus Heterelmis Sharp, 1882 (Coleoptera: Elmidae, Elminae)

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https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2018.58.20

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Aquatic beetles, Riffle Beetles, Neotropical, South America, Taxonomy.

Abstract

Heterelmis Sharp, 1882, comprises 22 species and subspecies with 3 species assigned to Brazil so far. Here the forth species, Heterelmis debilis sp. nov. from Brazil, is described and illustrated. The type material is deposited in the Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (MZSP) and Natural History Museum, London, UK (NHMUK). Additionally, an identification key with distributional data for Brazilian species is proposed.

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Thiago Tadeu Silva Polizei, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Museu de Zoologia (MZUSP).

Avenida Nazaré, 481, Ipiranga, 04263‑000, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
Laboratório de Coleoptera (Entomologia; Coleopteros aquáticos).

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2018-04-05

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Polizei, T. T. S. (2018). A new species and a key for the Brazilian species of the genus Heterelmis Sharp, 1882 (Coleoptera: Elmidae, Elminae). Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 58, e20185820. https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2018.58.20

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