Cavernicolous Curculionidae of the Nice region (France). Description of a new genus, Troglorhythmus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).

Publication Type:Journal Article
Authors:G. Alziar, Lemaire J. - M.
Journal:Biocosme Mésogéen
Date Published:2008
Type of Article:Article
:Entiminae, Troglorhynchus augustae, Troglorhythmus, Troglorhythmus raffaldianus, Troglorhythmus raffaldianus giordani

From the study of comparatively numerous specimens collected from several caves in the French Alpes-Maritimes, the authors describe a new genus of anophtalmous Curculionidae, Troglorhythmus gen. nov.; this genus includes augustae (Alziar, 1977), formerly described under Troglorhynchus, and raffaldianus sp. nov., described here. In the latter species they also distinguish giordani, ssp. nov.. Some further remarks are made on the taxonomy of blind Entiminae, and hypotheses are proposed on the evolutionary origin of Troglorhythmus.

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