Andasibe sahondrae

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Andasibe sahondrae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Beetle
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Staphylinidae
Genus: Andasibe
Species: A. sahondrae
Binomial name
Andasibe sahondrae
Hlaváč and BAŇAŘ, 2012

Diagnosis

Andasibe gen. nov. is the first representative of this subtribe known from the Afrotropical region, with the other four genera Longacerus Hlaváč, 2011, Mastiger Motschulsky, 1851, Tasmiger Besuchet, 2008 and Pseudacerus Raffray, 1895 (Hlaváč 2011) being currently known only from the Oriental region.

Description

Named after our colleague and friend Lalao Sahondra Rahanitriniaina, the collector of the new species.

Distribution

Madagascar

Biology

The holotype specimens was sifted from leaf litter in a dense humid forest (Fig. 2). The sifted sample was taken from the shallow ravine close to a small lake by the tourist path ‘Cicruit Indri 2’ in the AndasibeMantadia National Park (Analamazaotra forest) in Central Madagascar.

REFERENCES

  • Baňař P, Hlaváč P. The Pselaphinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of Madagascar. III. Additional description of Andasibe sahondrae Hlaváč & Baňař, 2012 based on males. Zootaxa. 2014 Sep 12;3861(2):170-6.