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Diversity 2018, 10(2), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/d10020037

Description of Four New Species of the Afrotropical Weevil Genus Afroryzophilus (Coleoptera, Curculionidae)

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Via Lorenteggio 37, 20146 Milano, Italy
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Střelecká 459, 50002 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
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Received: 2 April 2018 / Revised: 16 May 2018 / Accepted: 17 May 2018 / Published: 23 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Systematics and Phylogeny of Weevils)
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Four new species belonging to the Afrotropical weevil genus Afroryzophilus Lyal, 1990 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Brachycerinae, Tanysphyrini) are described: A. centrafricanus n. sp. (Central African Republic), A. congoanus n. sp. (Democratic Republic of the Congo), A. kuscheli n. sp. (Senegal), and A. somalicus n. sp. (Somalia). Previously, this genus was monotypic, based only on A. djibai Lyal, 1990 from Senegal. The five species of this genus are very similar to each other in external morphology, varying only in the width of the forehead and that of the third tarsomere, the length of the fifth tarsomere and the pattern of dorsal seta-like scales. However, the male genitalia show clear interspecific differences. View Full-Text
Keywords: Coleoptera; Curculionidae; Brachycerinae; Tanysphyrini; Afroryzophilus; new species; Afrotropical region Coleoptera; Curculionidae; Brachycerinae; Tanysphyrini; Afroryzophilus; new species; Afrotropical region
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Caldara, R.; Košťál, M. Description of Four New Species of the Afrotropical Weevil Genus Afroryzophilus (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). Diversity 2018, 10, 37.

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