A new species of the genus Rhyparus Westwood, 1845 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from Papua New Guinea

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Łukasz Minkina

Keywords : New species, Scarabaeoidea, Rhyparini, Australian region

The author here describe and illustrate Rhyparus anichtchenkoi sp. nov. from Papua New Guinea. The newly described species was carefully compared with the most similar species i.e.: R. gracilis Arrow, 1905 and R. mokaiensis Stebnicka, 1998. Methods of establishing new species and correlations between them are briefly discussed.

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