Neotropical Entomology

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 239–245 | Cite as

Contribution to the Species of Oxyligyrus Arrow (Coleoptera, Melolonthidae) of the Peruanus Species Group with the Description of Two New Species

  • J S Pinto-Júnior
  • P C GrossiEmail author
Systematics, Morphology and Physiology


Two new species of the genus Oxyligyrus Arrow, 1908 from the peruanus species group are described from Brazil and compared with other species of the genus Oxyligyrus limeirai sp. nov., from Maranhão state and Oxyligyrus vazdemelloi sp. nov. from Mato Grosso state. A key to the peruanus complex and a distribution map of their known brazilian localities is also provided. New state records from Brazil are also presented for Oxyligyrus zoilus (Olivier 1789) the most widespread species of the genus and for O. acutus Endrödi, 1966.


Cerrado Dynastinae Neotropical region Pentodontini 



We would like to thank all the curators who provided the material used in this work, Dr. Eva Sprecher (NHMB), Dr. Francisco Limeira de Oliveira (CZMA), Dr. Fernando Zagury Vaz-de-Mello (CEMT) and Dr. Everardo José Grossi (EPGC). Dr. Cristiano Lopes-Andrade and Mr. Sergio Alóquio, both from Universidade Federal de Viçosa, are thanked for the permit to use the equipment to make the pictures used in this publication. We thank CAPES the concession of the master’s scholarship and FAPEMA for the financial assistance in the development of this work. Martin Hardy is thanked for discussions and suggestions on an earliest version of this paper. Finaly, we also thank the anonimous reviewers for suggestions that improved this article.


This paper was also supported by Edital Universal MCTI/CNPQ/Universal/14/2014, process number 449366/2014–6.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Depto de Química e Biologia, Lab de Estudos dos Invertebrados – LEIUniv Estadual do Maranhão - UEMA/CESCCaxiasBrasil
  2. 2.Depto de Agronomia/Fitossanidade, Lab de Taxonomia de InsetosUniv Federal Rural de PernambucoRecifeBrasil

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