Neotropical Entomology

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 288–290 | Cite as

Passipassalus brevicornis n. sp.: a New Passalidae (Coleoptera) from Brazilian Amazonian, with a Key to the Species of Passipassalus Reyes-Castillo & Fonseca

  • L Jiménez-Ferbans
  • P Reyes-Castillo
  • C R V da Fonseca
Systematics, Morphology and Physiology


Passipassalus brevicornis n. sp. is described from two specimens from Tefé and Coari, Amazonas, Brazil. This species represents the fifth species recognized of Passipassalus and differs from the other species of the genus mainly by having an apex of central tubercle of median frontal structure not free, frontal fossae with some scarce setae, metasternal fossae with scarce setae, humeri fully pubescent, and marginal groove over anterior ventral edge of femur I marked and complete. Additionally, a key to the species of Passipassalus is given.


Bess beetle diversity new species taxonomy 



We thank Cristina Motta Bührnheim, Curator of CBUFAM, for lending us the specimens and for her hospitality during our visit to the collection. This work was partially funded by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT-Mexico), project 169604, and the Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Univ del MagdalenaSanta MartaColombia
  2. 2.Instituto de Ecología, A.C. Red de Biodiversidad y SistemáticaXalapaMexico
  3. 3.Coordenação de Pesquisas em BiodiversidadeInstituto Nacional de Pesquisas da AmazôniaManausBrasil

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