Extending the geographic and altitudinal range of Popilius gibbosus (Burmeister, 1847) (Coleoptera: Passalidae) with taxonomical comments


  • Marcus Bevilaqua Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia. Coordenação de Biodiversidade. Laboratório de Sistemática e Ecologia de Coleoptera https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2863-5115
  • Claudio Ruy Vasconcelos da Fonseca Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), Coordenação de Biodiversidade (CBIO), Laboratório de Sistemática e Ecologia de Coleoptera (LASEC). Manaus, AM, Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1955-288X




Amazon Andean, Andes, Saproxilophagus beetles, Range distribution, South America, Taxonomy


Popilius gibbosus (Burmeister, 1847) was known only from localities in the Cordillera Oriental of the northern Andes in Colombia and Venezuela and the southern section in Colombia between 1,350-3,000 m. Herein, we provide the first record for Bolivia at low elevations (< 1,000 m), thus extending the geographic and altitudinal range of this species. Information about characters not yet used and the first description of the aedeagus are provided, accompanied with figures of those characters that facilitate the identification of the species. An identification key for Popilius species in Bolivia and a P. gibbosus distribution map are also provided.


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How to Cite

Bevilaqua, M., & Fonseca, C. R. V. da. (2022). Extending the geographic and altitudinal range of Popilius gibbosus (Burmeister, 1847) (Coleoptera: Passalidae) with taxonomical comments. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 62, e202262002. https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2022.62.002



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