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Diversity 2018, 10(3), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/d10030082

Anchonini in Africa: New Species and Genus Confirming a Transatlantic Distribution (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae)

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Department of Life Sciences (Entomology), The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
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Departamento de Biologia e Zoologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Av. Fernando Corrêa da Costa, 2367, CCBSII., 2367-Boa Esperança, Cuiabá-MT 78060-900, Brazil
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Received: 15 June 2018 / Revised: 20 July 2018 / Accepted: 23 July 2018 / Published: 6 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Systematics and Phylogeny of Weevils)
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The Anchonini known from Africa are reviewed. The monotypic genus Aethiopacorep is redescribed. The new West African genus Titilayo gen. nov. is described, with seven new species: four from São Tomé, T. perrinae sp. nov., T. saotomense sp. nov., T. barclayi sp. nov., and T. turneri sp. nov.; two from Ivory Coast, T. geiseri sp. nov. and T. garnerae sp. nov.; and one from Sierra Leone, T. takanoi sp. nov. Neither of these genera is known outside West Africa. A neotype is designated for Anchonus africanus Hustache 1932. A key to the two African genera, Aethiopacorep and Titilayo, as well as their corresponding species, is provided. This work provides the first records of Anchonini for mainland Africa; this group is still understudied in the region but shows signs of being very diverse on both the mainland and in the western African islands. View Full-Text
Keywords: Curculionidae; Anchonini; Molytinae; Aethiopacorep africanus; neotype; Titilayo; Titilayo barclayi; Titilayo garnerae; Titilayo geiseri; Titilayo takanoi; Titilayo perrinae; Titilayo saotomense; Titilayo turneri; taxonomy; distribution Curculionidae; Anchonini; Molytinae; Aethiopacorep africanus; neotype; Titilayo; Titilayo barclayi; Titilayo garnerae; Titilayo geiseri; Titilayo takanoi; Titilayo perrinae; Titilayo saotomense; Titilayo turneri; taxonomy; distribution
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Cristóvão, J.P.; Lyal, C.H.C. Anchonini in Africa: New Species and Genus Confirming a Transatlantic Distribution (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae). Diversity 2018, 10, 82.

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