Abstracts of publications VII (Nos. 301 ff.)                                                        

For corresponding references and abstracts nos. 1 - 300 see publications , abstracts I, abstracts II, abstracts III, abstracts IV, abstracts V, and abstracts VI, respectively.
 

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A revision of Geostiba of the Western Palaearctic region. XIX. New species from Turkey and Iran and additional records, with an updated key and catalogue of the species of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Caucasus, and adjacent regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Eight species of Geostiba Thomson from Turkey and Iran are described and illustrated: Geostiba (Tropogastrosipalia) gecmisica nov.sp. (Turkey: Kastamonu), G. (T.) heliophila nov.sp. (Turkey: Kastamonu), G. (T.) hasanica nov.sp. (Turkey: Kastamonu), G. (T.) erecta nov.sp. (Turkey: Hatay), G. (T.) sarica nov.sp. (Iran: Mazandaran), G. (T.) impressiventris nov.sp. (Iran: Gilan), G. (Sibiota) carinipennis nov.sp. (Turkey: Hatay), and G. (S.) tuberifera nov.sp. (Turkey: Kahramanmaraş). Six species previously treated as incertae sedis are attributed to the subgenus Sibiota Casey 1906: G. scheerpeltziana (Fagel 1966), G. confusa Assing 2001, G. occaecata Assing 2004, G. gibbera Assing 2005, G. bigibbera Assing 2005, G. spinosula Assing 2007, and G. sultanica Assing 2008. Additional records are reported for 22 species. An updated key to species and an updated catalogue of the Geostiba fauna of the Eastern Mediterranean, including the Caucasus region and Iran, are provided. At present, 169 species in five subgenera are known from the region.

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A revision of Leptobium Casey. III. A new species from Iran and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Leptobium convexicolle nov.sp. (Iran: Mazandaran) is described and illustrated. Additional records of eleven Leptobium species are reported from the Western Palaearctic region, among them the first records of L. arabicum Coiffait from Israel. The genus now includes 67 species and subspecies.

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New species and additional records of Lathrobium and Tetartopeus from the Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Four species are described and illustrated: Lathrobium permutatum nov.sp. (Georgia), L. kastcheevi nov.sp. (Kazakhstan), Tetartopeus inexcisus nov.sp. (N-Turkey), and T. truncatus nov.sp. (Russian Far East). The male and female sexual characters of Lathrobium dimidiatipenne Bernhauer 1910 are illustrated. Additional records of 18 species of Lathrobium Gravenhorst 1802 and three species of Tetartopeus Czwalina 1888 are reported, among them several new country records.

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New species, new synonymies, and additional records of Leptusa from Turkey and Iran (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Six species from Turkey and Iran are described and illustrated: Leptusa (Stictopisalia) flagellulifera nov.sp. (Turkey: Kastamonu), L. (Dysleptusa) persica nov.sp. (Iran: Mazandaran), L. (Roubaliusa) soriciformis nov.sp. (Iran: Mazandaran), L. (R.) delphiniformis nov.sp. (Iran: Mazandaran), L. (R.) piciformis nov.sp. (Iran: Gilan), and L. (R.) flagrifera nov.sp. (Iran: Gilan). Two synonymies are proposed: L. confinis Pace 1982 = L. paphlagonica Pace 1982, = L. othmaniorum Pace 1983. Leptusa amisensis Pace 1982, previously a subspecies of L. ionopolitana Pace 1982, is regarded as distinct species. The sexual characters of L. janczyki Pace 1983, L. ionopolitana, L. amisensis, and L. sengleti Pace 1984 are illustrated. Additional records of Leptusa species from Turkey and Iran are reported, among them a new country record from Iran. Catalogues of the Leptusa species of Turkey and Iran are provided. The distributions of 13 species are mapped.

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On some Oxypoda species of the subgenus Sphenoma Mannerheim (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Three species of the subgenus Sphenoma Mannerheim 1830 and allied to Oxypoda abdominalis (Mannerheim 1830) are described and illustrated: O. robustior nov.sp. (Iran), O. kirghisica nov.sp. (Kyrgyzstan), and O. barbarica nov.sp. (Morocco). Oxypoda luctifera Fauvel 1872, O. referens Mulsant & Rey 1875, and O. platyptera Fairmaire 1859, previously in Sphenoma, are moved to the subgenus Thliboptera Thomson 1859.

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A revision of Western Palaearctic Medon. VII. A new species from southern Turkey and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Medon solitarius nov.sp. (Turkey: Kahramanmaraş) of the M. fusculus group, a close relative of M. lamellatus Assing 2004 and M. meybohmi Assing 2007, is described and illustrated. The genus Medon Stephens 1833 is now represented in the Western Palaearctic region by 58 species and subspecies; the identities of five additional names are doubtful. Additional records of 33 Western Palaearctic Medon species are reported.

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A revision of Ceranota Stephens, subgenus of Aleochara Gravenhorst (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Types and additional material of the species of the Aleochara subgenus Ceranota Stephens, 1839 are revised. In all, 30 species are recognised, including four species of doubtful status, whose type material is either lost or inaccessible, or whose male sexual characters are unknown. The known distribution of the subgenus is confined to the Western Palaearctic region, eastwards to Afghanistan. Diagnoses of the subgenus, as well as of the individual species are provided. The following synonymies are proposed: Aleochara penicillata Peyerimhoff, 1901 = A. caprae Gridelli, 1922, syn. n. = A. meschniggi Bernhauer, 1943, syn. n.; A. strasseri Bernhauer, 1901 = A. matzenaueri Rambousek, 1907, syn. n. Aleochara conviva Eppelsheim, 1878, previously a synonym of A. lurida  Motschulsky, 1860, and A. consors Eppelsheim, 1890, previously a synonym of A. adusta Eppelsheim, 1890, are revalidated. Aleochara tuberiventris Kraatz, 1859 is excluded from the subgenus. Neotypes are designated for Aleochara ruficornis Gravenhorst, 1802, A. erythroptera Gravenhorst, 1806, A. major Fairmaire, 1858, A. caprae Gridelli, 1922, and A. matzenaueri Rambousek, 1907. Lectotypes are designated for Aleochara diversicollis Fauvel, 1900, A. melichari (Reitter, 1889), A. meschniggi Bernhauer, 1943, A. opacina Fauvel, 1900, A. adusta Eppelsheim, 1890, A. consors Eppelsheim, 1890, and A. libanica Eppelsheim, 1889. Four species are described and illustrated for the first time: Aleochara (Ceranota) virilis sp. n. (Russia: Adygeya), A. (C.) claviculata sp. n. (NE-Turkey), A. (C.) sarica sp. n. (Iran: Mazandaran), and A. (C.) feldmanni sp. n. (Afghanistan). Zoogeographic and bionomic data are compiled. Additional records of Ceranota species are reported, among them numerous new country records. The distributions of eight species are mapped. A key to species and a catalogue are provided.

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A revision of the genus Luzea (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). The genus Luzea Blackwelder, 1912 of the subtribe Medonina is revised. Eight species are recognised, among them L. shavrini sp. n. from Iran and L. schuelkei sp. n. from Yemen. The distribution of the genus is confined to the Western Palaearctic region and Middle Asia. (Re-)descriptions or diagnoses and illustrations of the external and male sexual characters of all species are provided. The following synonymies are proposed: Luzea nigritula (Erichson, 1840) = L. marocana Coiffait 1985, syn. n.; L. infirma (Erichson, 1840) = L. caucasica (Luze, 1912), syn. n., = L. vulpina (Koch, 1938), syn. n., = L. deserticola Coiffait, 1984, syn. n. Luzea rossica (Bernhauer, 1908) and L. graeca (Kraatz, 1857) are revalidated. Lectotypes are designated for Lithocharis nigritula Erichson, 1840 and Medon vulpinus Koch, 1938. A key to species and a catalogue are provided. The distributions of the genus as a whole and of the individual species are mapped. Numerous new country records are reported.

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On some Palaearctic Xantholinini, primarily from Kazakhstan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). Ten species of Xantholinini are reported primarily from Kazakhstan, among them six first country records and three first records from Middle Asia. An additional new record is reported from Kyrgyzstan. Two species of Xantholinini are reported from Nepal. The binomina Vulda kazachstanica (Janák 1979), nov.comb. (ex Xantholinus (Acanthophallus)) and V. afghanica Coiffait 1982, nov.comb. (ex Xantholinus (Neoleptophallus)) established. The following synonymy is proposed: Vulda Jacquelin du Val 1858 = Sylea Bordoni 2001, nov.syn. The genus Vulda is reported from Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and Middle Asia for the first time. The external and sexual characters of Vulda afghanica, Atopolinus nigroaeneus (Coiffait 1982), and Medhiama schawalleri Bordoni 2002 are illustrated. The distributions of V. afghanica and V. kasachstanica are mapped.

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The second species of Dictyon Fauvel from the Western Palaearctic region, with additional records of D. pumilio (Eppelsheim) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Dictyon hlavaci nov.sp. from Morocco, the third species of the genus and the second representative in the Western Palaearctic region, is described, illustrated, and compared with the similar D. pumilio (Eppelsheim). Additional records of D. pumilio are reported from Greece and Azerbaijan. The distribution of the genus in the Western Palaearctic region is mapped.

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A revision of Palaearctic Medon. VIII. A new species from Nepal and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Medon manasluensis nov.sp. (Nepal: Manaslu) is described and distinguished from the similar M. deharvengi Coiffait 1982. The external and male sexual characters of both species are illustrated; their distributions are mapped. Additional records of 16 species and subspecies are reported.

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A revision of Leptobium Casey. VI. A revalidation, a new synonymy, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Leptobium tronqueti Lecoq 1986, previously a synonym of L. korbi (Eppelsheim 1891), is revalidated. The male sexual characters of L. korbi, as well as the female secondary sexual characters of L. korbi and L. tronqueti are described and illustrated for the first time. The following synonymy is established: L. nigricolle nigricolle (Wollaston 1862) = Dolicaon canariensis Fauvel 1898, nov.syn. Additional records of 14 Leptobium species are reported from the Western Palaearctic region. The genus now includes 65 species and two subspecies.

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On the Staphylinidae of Turkey. VII. Five new species and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Five species from Turkey are described and illustrated: Astenus (Eurysunius) sultanicus sp.n. (Konya), and Domene miranda sp.n. (Kastamonu) of the Paederinae, as  well as Brachida hatayana sp.n. (Hatay), Liogluta falcata sp.n. (Kastamonu), and Atheta (Anopleta) esuriens sp.n. (Adana) of the Aleocharinae. A new  synonymy is proposed: Atheta (Ceritaxa) testaceipes (Heer, 1839) = A. asiaeminoris Pace, 2008, syn.n. The preoccupied name Oxypoda meybohmi Assing, 2009 is replaced with O. meybohmiana nom. n. Additional records of 73 species are reported, among them 17 first records from Turkey and two from Israel. Numerous new province records are reported.

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A revision of Leptobium Casey. VII. Two new species from Turkey and Spain, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Leptobium shavrini nov.sp. (Spain: Andalucía) and L. ilgazicum nov.sp. (Turkey: Çankırı) are described, illustrated, and compared with similar and geographically close congeners. Additional records of two species are reported. The genus now includes 67 species and two subspecies.

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A revision of Palaearctic Sunius. XII. New species, new synonymies, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Three species of Sunius Stephens from the Eastern Palaearctic region are described and illustrated: S. manasluensis nov.sp. (central Nepal), S. macrops nov.sp. (China: Yunnan), and S. turgescens nov.sp. (China: Yunnan). Two synonymies are proposed: Sunius Stephens 1829 = Tetracanthognathus Scheerpeltz 1963, nov.syn.; Sunius nidicola (Kastcheev 1982) = S. splendidulus (Boháč 1988), nov.syn. The binomen Sunius kuehnelti (Scheerpeltz 1963), nov.comb. (previously Tetracanthognathus kuehnelti) is established; the previously unknown male sexual characters of S. kuehnelti are illustrated. Sunius galiberti Coiffait 1987 from central Nepal is redescribed and illustrated. Additional records of 22 species are reported from the Palaearctic region. Sunius now comprises 111 species and two subspecies in the whole of the Palaearctic region.

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Two new species of Tetartopeus from Turkey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Tetartopeus unguis nov.sp. and T. vomer nov.sp. (both from northern Turkey: Kastamonu) are described, illustrated, and compared with similar and geographically close congeners. The sexual characters of T. paeneinsularum Bordoni are illustrated. A key to the Tetartopeus species of Turkey are provided.

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On Lathrobium castaneipenne Kolenati (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Based on a study of type material, Lathrobium lineatocolle Scriba 1859, previously a synonym of L. castaneipenne Kolenati 1846, is revalidated and the following synonymy is established: Lathrobium fulvipenne (Gravenhorst 1806) = L. castaneipenne Kolenati 1846, nov.syn. A neotype is designated for L. castaneipenne and a lectotype is designated for L. lineatocolle.

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A revision of Othiini. XVII. A new species from China and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). Othius glaber nov.sp. (China: Yunnan) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from the similar O. lubricus Assing 1999. New illustrations of the external and male sexual characters of O. chrysurus Reitter 1891 are provided. Additional records of 30 species and subspecies of Othiini are reported, among them several new country records and the first record of the genus Othius Stephens 1829 from Afghanistan.

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Two new species and additional records of Lomechusini from the Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Two species of Orphnebius Motschulsky are described and illustrated, both from Yunnan, China: Orphnebius alesi nov.sp. and O. draco nov.sp. Additional records are reported for eleven species of the genera Drusilla Leach, Pella Stephens, Myrmoecia Mulsant & Rey, and Amaurodera Fauvel, among them two new country records from Albania and Turkey. A key to the Orphnebius species of China is provided.

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Four new species and additional records of Staphylinidae from Spain, primarily from the south (Insecta: Coleoptera). Astenus (Eurysunius) shavrini nov.sp. (Spain: Murcia), Oxypoda (Deropoda) lencinai nov. sp. (Spain: Murcia), Oxypoda (Sphenoma?) defossa nov.sp. (Spain: Andalucía), and Cousya deminuta nov.sp. (Spain: Murcia)  are described and illustrated. A lectotype is designated for Quedius aetolicus Kraatz 1858; its male primary and secondary sexual characters are illustrated. Atheta oxypodoides Brundin 1952 and Homalota pellucida Fauvel 1878 are moved from Paradilacra Bernhauer 1909 and reinstated in Acrotona Thomson 1859. Additional records of 42 species of Staphylinidae are reported from Spain, among them twelve new country records (Canary Islands excluded); the previously doubtful presence of two species is confirmed. Seven species are reported from France, Portugal, Morocco, and/or Azerbaijan, respectively, for the first time.

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A revision of Geostiba of the Western Palaearctic region. XX. Four new species from Turkey and Albania, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Four species of Geostiba Thomson from Turkey and Albania are described and illustrated: Geostiba (Tropogastrosipalia) devia nov.sp. (Turkey: Bolu), G. (T.) kazika nov.sp. (Turkey: Çanakkale, Balıkesir), G. (T.) extensicollis nov.sp. (Turkey: Bursa), and G. (Sibiota) polisitica nov.sp. (central Albania: Librazhd). Additional records are reported for seven species. Supplements to a recently published key to the Geostiba species of the Eastern Mediterranean, including the Caucasus region and Iran, are provided. At present, 173 species in five subgenera are known from the region.

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A revision of Amarochara of the Holarctic region. IV. Three new species from China, a new synonymy, additional records, and an updated key to species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Oxypodini). Ischnopoda turfanensis Pace 1998 nov.syn. is synonymized with Amarochara umbrosa (Erichson 1837). Amarochara schuelkei nov.sp. (China: Yunnan), A. hamulata nov.sp. (China: Zhejiang), and A. effeminata nov.sp. (China: Yunnan) are described and illustrated. Additional records are reported for several species, one of them undescribed. An updated key to the species of the Holarctic region is provided. The genus is currently represented in the Holarctic region by 30 described species.

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Three new species of Leptusa from Yunnan, with a catalogue of the Leptusa species recorded from China and Taiwan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Three species of Leptusa Kraatz 1858 from Yunnan, China, are described and illustrated: L. (Yunnaleptusa) zhemomontis nov.sp. (Zhemo Shan), L. (Y.) hamulata nov.sp. (Gaoligong Shan), and L. (Drepanoleptusa) pollicita nov.sp. (Liancang pref.). Additional records of four described and three undescribed species are reported from Yunnan. Leptusa armatissima Assing 2008 is assigned to the subgenus Yunnaleptusa Assing 2008. An updated catalogue of the Leptusa species recorded from China and Taiwan is provided. The Leptusa fauna of China and Taiwan now comprises 65 described species and subspecies in twelve subgenera.

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On the Cypha fauna of China, with remarks on some species described from other regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Hypocyphtini). Cypha hebes nov.sp. (China: Yunnan) and C. ampliata nov.sp. (China: Yunnan) are described and illustrated. The primary male sexual characters of C. laeviuscula (Mannerheim 1830) are illustrated. The currently known Cypha fauna of China is represented by four species, one of them undescribed. The following new combinations are established: Cypha sinorum (Pace 2010), comb. n. (ex Holobus Solier 1849); Holobus yunnanensis (Pace 1998), nov.comb. (ex Cypha Leach 1819); Holobus hystrix (Pace 1985), nov.comb. (ex Cypha); Holobus hystrix (Pace 1985), nov.comb. (ex Cypha); Oligota besuchetiella (Pace 1985), nov.comb. (ex Cypha); Oligota loebliella (Pace 1985), nov.comb. (ex Cypha); Oligota nepalensis (Pace 1985), nov.comb. (ex Cypha); Oligota pusilla (Pace 1985), nov.comb. (ex Cypha).

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A new micropterous species of Deropoda, subgenus of Oxypoda, from Italy (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Oxypodini). Oxypoda (Deropoda) extensiceps nov.sp. (Italy: Lazio), a micropterous species with a conspicuously oblong head, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar consubgeners.

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Aleochara (Heterochara) murciae, une nouvelle espèce du sud-est de l'Espagne (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Aleocharini). Aleochara murciae, a new species of the subgenus Heterochara Mulsant & Rey, 1874, which previously included twelve species in Europe, the Meitzerranean region, and the Atlantic Islands, is described and illustrated. A recent key to the species of Heterochara is modified to accommodate the new species.

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On the Lathrobiina of Taiwan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Primarily based on material collected by Aleš Smetana, Ottawa, in the 1990s, 29 species of Lathrobiina from Taiwan are described and illustrated: Lathrobium alishanum sp. n. (Chiai Hsien: Alishan), L. involutum sp. n. (Taichung Hsien: Hsuehshan), L. anmaicum sp. n. (Taichung Hsien: Anmashan), L. utriculatum sp. n. (Kaohsiung Hsien: Peinantashan), L. extraculum sp. n. (Pingtung Hsien: Peitawushan), L. follitum sp. n. (Pingtung Hsien: Peitawushan), L. houhuanicum sp. n. (Nantou Hsien: Houhuanshan), L. nenkaoicum sp. n. (Nantou Hsien: Nenkaoshan), L. tarokoense sp. n. (Hualien Hsien: Taroko National Park), L. alesi sp. n. (Taichung Hsien: Hsuehshan), Platydomene sinuosa sp. n. (Ilan Hsien), Lobrathium (Lobrathium) nigripenne sp. n. (Chiai Hsien: Alishan), L. (L.) bilobatum sp. n. (Taiwan: widespread), L. (L.) extensum sp. n. (Taichung Hsien), L. (L.) bipeniculatum sp. n. (Ilan Hsien: Chyr Duan), L. (L.) penicillatum sp. n. (Nantou: Shanlinchi), L. (L.) pedes sp. n. (Hualien and Ilan Hsien), L. stimulans sp. n. (Kaohsiung: Peinantashan), L. sororium sp. n. (Kaohsiung: Kuanshan), L. duplehamatum sp. n. (Nantou Hsien), L. smetanai sp. n. (Kaohsiung: Peinantashan), L. furcillatum sp. n. (Pingtung Hsien: Peitawushan), L. cornutissimum sp. n. (Kaohsiung: Peinantashan), L. bisagittatum sp. n. (Ilan and Taoyuan Hsien), L. digitatum sp. n. (Chiai and Nantou Hsien: Yushan), L. bidigitatum sp. n. (Kaohsiung: Peinantashan), L. spoliatum sp. n. (Taichung Hsien: Hsuehshan), L. kuanicum sp. n. (Kaohsiung Hsien: Kuanshan), and L. coalitum sp. n. (Nantou: Nenkaoshan). Several additional Lobrathium species were identified, but remain unnamed, since they are represented only by females. Two apparently monophyletic species groups are established, the Lathrobium involutum group with ten locally endemic species, all of them newly described, and the Lobrathium stimulans group including thirteen named species with more or less restricted distributions, only one of which was described previously. Several species of the L. stimulans group lack the submarginal line of the elytra , traditionally one of the key characters separating Lobrathium Mulsant & Rey, 1878 from most other lathrobiine genera, but evidently secondarily reduced in these species. A key to the Lobrathium species of Taiwan is provided. The genus Lobrathium, as well as Lobrathium sibynicum Zheng, 1988 are recorded from Taiwan for the first time. The following binomina are established: Lobrathium taiwanense (Watanabe, 1998), comb. n. (ex Lathrobium), and Tetartopeus bimaculatus (Li, Tang & Zhu, 2007), comb. n. (ex Lobrathium). Additional records - the first records sínce the original description - are reported for Lathrobium shaolaiense Watanabe, 1998.

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A revision of Achenium (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Based on a revision of approximately 6,700 specimens, including the available type material, from 40 public and private collections, 53 valid extant species of the lathrobiine genus Achenium Leach are recognized; one species is represented by two subspecies. Four species are described for the first time: Achenium kazakhicum sp. n. (Kazakhstan), A. vitalyi sp. n. (Kazakhstan), A. transversiceps n. sp. (Morocco), and A. tectum sp. n. (Morocco). The genus and all its species are redescribed and illustrated. A new species group concept is established. In all, 30 synonymies are proposed: Achenium Leach, 1819 = Chinachenium Koch, 1937, syn. n., = Micrachenium Blackwelder, 1952, syn. n.; Achenium depressum (Gravenhorst, 1802) = A. ephippium Erichson, 1840, syn. n., = A. levantinum Reitter, 1884, syn. n., = A. reitteri Ganglbauer, 1895, syn. n., = A. depressum schatzmayri Koch, 1937, syn. n., = A. depressum apenninum Koch, 1937, syn. n., = A. depressum macedonicum Coiffait, 1971, syn. n.; Achenium chinense Bernhauer, 1927 = A. arkhan Shavrin, 2006, syn. n.; A. humile (Nicolai, 1822) = A. ustulatum J. Sahlberg, 1880, syn. n.; A. striatum (Latreille, 1804) = A. striatum jejunulum Koch, 1937, syn. n.; A. debile Erichson, 1840 = A. sennacherib Saulcy, 1865, syn. n., = A. fumatum Koch, 1937, syn. n., = A. torretassoi Koch, 1937, syn. n., = A. libanoticum Fagel, 1966, syn. n., = A. khouzestanicum Boháč, 1981, syn. n., = A. meridionale Boháč in Coiffait, 1982, syn. n.; A. cribriceps Fauvel, 1886 = A. cribriceps mirei Jarrige, syn. n.; A. rufotestaceum Cameron, 1950 = A. jeanneli Jarrige, 1952, syn. n.; A. richteri Scheerpeltz, 1961 = A. mesopotanicum Coiffait, 1971, syn. n., = A. arabicum Coiffait, 1972, syn. n., = A. arianum Bordoni, 1980, syn. n., = A. iranicum Boháč in Coiffait, 1982, syn. n.; A. quadriceps Eppelsheim, 1889 = A. persicum Coiffait, 1972, syn. n.; A. aequatum Erichson, 1840 = A. aequatum transsaharense Koch, 1937, syn. n.; A. haemorrhoidale Lucas, 1846 = A. rufomajor Coiffait, 1971, syn. n.; A. sumakowi Bernhauer, 1911 = A. svenhedini Bernhauer, 1936, syn. n.; A. nigriventre Fairmaire, 1871 = A. olivellai Bordoni, 1988, syn. n.; A. chaouiense Koch, 1937 = A. chaouiense normandi Koch, 1937, syn. n.; Lathrobium flavipes (Hochhuth, 1851) = Achenium tatyanae Shavrin, 2006, syn. n. The binomen Throbalium reticuliceps (Coiffait, 1979), comb. n. (previously Achenium (Chinachenium) reticuliceps) is established. Neotypes are designated for Lathrobium humile Nicolai, 1822 and Lathrobium striatum Latreille, 1804. Lectotypes are designated for Lathrobium depressum Gravenhorst, 1802, Achenium ephippium Erichson, 1840, A. levantinum Reitter, 1884, A. reitteri Ganglbauer, 1895, A. depressum apenninum Koch, 1937, A. depressum schatzmayri Koch, 1937, A. planum Erichson, 1840, A. chinense Bernhauer, 1927, A. picinum Fauvel, 1875, A. striatum jejunulum Koch, 1937, A. jejunum Erichson, 1840, A. impressiventre Koch, 1937, A. rugipenne Fauvel, 1875, A. basale Erichson, 1840, A. debile Erichson, 1840, A. fumatum Koch, 1937, A. torretassoi Koch, 1937, A. cribriceps Fauvel, 1886, A. richteri Scheerpeltz, 1961, A. quadriceps Eppelsheim, 1889, A. aequatum Erichson, 1840, A. aequatum transsaharense Koch, 1937, A. brevipenne Quedenfeldt, 1881, A. maroccanum Fauvel, 1902, A. hispanicum Koch, 1937, A. sumakowi Bernhauer, 1911, A. svenhedini Bernhauer, 1936, A. lusitanicum Skalitzky, 1884, A. omissum Koch, 1938, A. inuus Koch, 1937, A. seditiosum Koch 1937, A. sanctum Koch, 1937, A. italicum Koch, 1937, A. roii Koch, 1937, A. chaouiense chaouiense Koch, 1937, A. chaouiense normandi Koch, 1937, A. scimbalioides Koch 1937. A synonymic catalogue with a concise account of the revised distributions and a key to the extant species are provided. The available data on the zoogeography and natural history of the genus as a whole, as well as of the individual species are compiled. Achenium is essentially a Palaearctic genus, with one species confined to the Afrotropical region, the distributions of two species ranging into the north of the Afrotropical region, and that of a fourth species extending into the northwest of the Oriental region. Achenium species are primarily distributed in the south of the Palaearctic region, with the highest diversity in the southern Mediterranean. They live in unforested habitats primarily on loamy or calcareous soils, where they reproduce in subterranean crevices. Adult beetles are present throughout the year, but the vast majority of specimens was collected during the colder and rainy seasons from late autumn through spring. The pre-imaginal development is usually terminated during the period from May until late summer. Species capable of dispersal by flight are attracted to light.

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On the Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) of Iran. II. New species and additional records, with special reference to the Paederinae, Xantholinini, and Aleocharinae. Seventeen species are (re-)described and illustrated, fourteen of them are new to science: Rugilus penicillatus sp. n. (N-Iran), R. frischi sp. n. (Gilan), R. armeniacus (Coiffait, 1970), Leptacinus mirus sp. n. (N-Iran), Pronomaea denigrata sp. n. (Azarbayjan-e Gharbi), Silusa (Stenusa) brevipes sp. n. (North Tehran), Acrotona ochricollis (Scheerpeltz, 1963), Drusilla puetzi sp. n. (Mazandaran), D. subsplendens sp. n. (Gilan), Tetralaucopora syriaca (Saulcy, 1865), Cousya planicollis sp. n. (Esfahan), C. mirabilis sp. n. (Semnan), Oxypoda (Podoxya?) cuneiceps sp. n. (Kerman), O. (P.?) longiuter sp. n. (Azarbayjan-e Gharbi), O. (Sphenoma) complicata sp. n. (Iran: Azarbayjan-e Gharbi; Turkey: Erzurum), O. (Bessopora) frischi sp. n. (N-Iran), and Aleochara (Xenochara) serrulata sp. n. (Mazandaran). Two names are revalidated: Rugilus tauricus (Rougemont, 1988), previously a synonym of R. rossii (Zanetti, 1977), and Xantholinus martensi Bordoni, 1983, previously a synonym of X. crassicornis Hochhuth, 1851. The sexual characters of Rugilus tauricus, R. rossii, R. iranicus (Coiffait, 1981), R. longicollis (Fauvel, 1900), Xantholinus martensi, Gyrophaena korbi Strand, 1939, G. strictula Erichson, 1839, and Oxypoda (Baeoglena) caucasica Bernhauer, 1902 are illustrated. Oxypoda vicina Kraatz, 1858, previously attributed to the subgenus Podoxya Mulsant & Rey, 1875, is moved to the subgenus Sphenoma Mannerheim, 1830. Numerous species are reported, among them 39 first records from Iran and one each from Iraq, Georgia, and Uzbekistan. The presence of some doubtfully recorded species in Iran is confirmed. The distributions of twelve species are mapped.

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A revision of the genus Neosclerus Cameron (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Neosclerus Cameron, 1924 is closely related to Sunius Stephens, 1829 of the Medonina and is distributed in the Oriental and southern East Palaearctic regions. The genus is redescribed; its intra- and intergeneric phylogenetic affiliations are discussed. The types of all previously described species and additional material are revised. Twenty-six species are recognized, (re-)described, and illustrated, 19 of them for the first time: Neosclerus armatus sp. n. (Taiwan), N. barbatulus sp. n. (Thailand, Myanmar, China), N. barbatus sp. n. (Thailand), N. bicarinatus sp. n. (Vietnam), N. bifidus sp. n. (Taiwan), N. carinatus sp. n. (Taiwan), N. configens sp. n. (Taiwan), N. dupleseriatus sp. n. (N. India), N. erubescens sp. n. (Borneo), N. glaber sp. n. (S. China, Hongkong, Thailand, Malaysia), N. hlavaci sp. n. (China: Fujian, Jiangxi), N. inarmatus sp. n. (Taiwan), N. incisus sp. n. (China: Guangxi), N. praeacutus sp. n. (China: Yunnan), N. rimatus sp. n. (China: Guangxi), N. rougemonti sp. n. (Thailand), N. schillhammeri sp. n. (Myanmar), N. schuelkei sp. n. (China: Yunnan), N. smetanai sp. n. (Taiwan). Several additional species are listed, but not described, since they are represented only by females. The secondary homonym Lobochilus brachypterus Cameron, 1943 is replaced with Sunius cameroni nom. n. Two synonymies are proposed: Neosclerus brevipennis (Cameron, 1943) = Lobochilus houlberti (Coiffait, 1987), syn. n.; N. granulicollis Cameron, 1924 = N. frater Cameron, 1924, syn. n.. Four new combinations are established: Neosclerus assamensis (Cameron, 1931), comb. n. (ex Lobochilus), N. javanus (Bernhauer, 1920); comb. n. (ex Lobochilus), N. nigerrimus (Kraatz, 1859); comb. n. (ex Lobochilus), and "Medon" labralis (Cameron, 1943), comb. n. (ex Neosclerus). Lectotypes are designated for Neosclerus fortepunctatus Cameron, 1924, N. granulicollis Cameron, 1924, N. frater Cameron, 1924, Lobochilus assamensis Cameron, 1931, and Lithocharis nigerrima Kraatz, 1859. Data on the distribution and natural history of the Neosclerus species are compiled. Some of them are apparently active flyers and have restricted distributions. Micropterous species with low dispersal power and restricted distributions are known only from southern China and Taiwan, the regions with the highest species diversity. Neosclerus species apparently live in - usually moist - leaf litter and moss in forests, shrub habitats, and on banks of streams. A key to species and a catalogue are provided.

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A revision of the genus Neosclerus Cameron. Supplement 1 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Neosclerus immutatus sp. n. (Sumatra) is described and illustrated. A recent key to the species of the genus is modified in order to account for the new species. Additional paratypes are listed for N. dupleseriatus sp. n. (N. India, central Nepal) and N. praeacutus sp. n. (Thailand). Additional records of N. fortepunctatus Cameron, 1924 (first confirmed record) and N. granulicollis Cameron, 1924 (new country record) from Nepal are reported. The genus now includes 27 species..

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The Sunius species of the Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). The Palaearctic species of the medonine genus Sunius Stephens 1829 had been revised in twelve contributions, except for eight species from the East Palaearctic region. Based on an examination of the type material, only two of these species - one of them doubtfully - are retained in the genus. The remaining six species are transferred to other genera. Eleven species are (re-)described and illustrated: Sunius laevior (Cameron 1943); S. bouddha (Coiffait 1978); S. baculatus nov.sp. (Nepal); S. cursor nov.sp. (Nepal); S. rubriceps nov.sp. (Iran); S. extensissimus nov.sp. (Oman); S. tectus nov.sp. (Oman); Medon gratus Cameron 1931; M. punctatus (Coiffait 1975), nov.comb.; "Medon" fungi Cameron 1943; "M." ghumensis Cameron 1943. The previously unknown male sexual characters of Sunius basalis (Reitter 1899) and the mouthparts of representatives of several species groups of Sunius are described and illustrated. The following synonymy is proposed: Medon gratus Cameron 1931 = M. reuteri Feldmann 2007, nov.syn. A lectotype is designated for Medon gratus. Additional records are reported for seven species. A comprehensive key to the Sunius species of the Palaearctic region and a synonymic catalogue are provided. The genus now comprises 113 species in the whole of the Palaearctic region, with one species represented by three subspecies. The vast majority, 102 species, is distributed in the West Palaearctic including Middle Asia, with the trans-Palaearctic distribution of one species extending eastwards to the Russian Far East. The East Palaearctic Sunius fauna is far less diverse and composed of only eleven species in two species groups. The generic affiliations of one of the species from the East Palaearctic is uncertain; its male sexual characters are unknown.

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Trisunius gen.nov. from the southern East Palaearctic and the Oriental regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae: Medonina). The medonine genus Trisunius nov.gen. (type species: T. spathulatus nov.sp.) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from the similar genus Sunius Stephens 1833. The essentially Oriental genus includes ten species: T. spathulatus nov.sp. (China: Yunnan); T. ligulatus nov.sp. (China: Yunnan); T. cultellatus nov.sp. (China: Yunnan); T. discrepans nov.sp. (China: Yunnnan); T. iaculatus nov.sp. (China: Yunnan); T. schuelkei nov.sp. (China: Yunnan); T. truncatus nov.sp. (China: Yunnan); T. appendiculatus nov.sp. (China: Yunnan); T. monticola (Cameron 1931) (N-India: Uttaranchal); T. thaicus nov.sp. (Thailand). All the species are described and illustrated. They predominantly live in various forest habitats at altitudes of 850-3000 m. Some species are subject to remarkable dimorphisms. A key to species and a catalogue are provided.

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Orsunius gen.nov. from the Oriental region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae: Medonina). The medonine genus Orsunius nov.gen. (type species: O. wunderlei nov.sp.) is described and illustrated. The genus is distributed in the Oriental region and includes nine named species: O. discipennis (Fauvel 1895), nov.comb. (Burma), O. excisus nov.sp. (Taiwan), O. parvexcisus nov.sp. (SW-India, Nepal), O. immsi (Bernhauer 1914), nov.comb. (N-India, Malaysia), O. pravus nov.sp. (N-Thailand), O. prolongatus nov.sp. (Indonesia: Bali), O. securifer nov.sp. (Burma), O. wunderlei nov.sp. (N-Thailand), and O. yunnanus nov.sp. (China: Yunnan). Lectotypes are designated for Medon discipennis Fauvel 1895 and M. rubicundus Cameron 1918. All the species are described and illustrated. They were found in forest leaf litter, dead wood, and compost at altitudes of 100-1750 m. A key to species and a catalogue are provided.

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Luzea and Pseudomedon in the Eastern Palaearctic region, with additional records from the West Palaearctic (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Luzea valida nov.sp. (China: Zhejiang) and Pseudomedon schuelkei nov.sp. (China: Yunnan), the first representatives of their genera from the East Palaearctic region east of Middle Asia, are described and illustrated. Additional records eight species of Luzea Blackwelder 1912 and Pseudomedon Mulsant & Rey 1878 are reported. Luzea is now represented by nine and Pseudomedon by eleven described species in the Palaearctic region.

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New species and additional records of Leptusa from the Caucasus region and the Himalaya (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Five species of Leptusa Kraatz 1858 from the West Caucasus and Nepal are (re-)described and illustrated: L. (Neopisalia) gibbera nov.sp. (West Caucasus: Krasnodar region), L. (N.) microphthalma Reitter 1887 (West Caucasus), L. (Chondrelytropisalia) umbhakica nov.sp. (E-Nepal), L. (Homopisalia) hiarens nov.sp. (E-Nepal), and L. (H.) schawalleri nov.sp. (E-Nepal). Additional records of five described species are reported from the West Caucasus and eastern Nepal, among them a new country record.

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The first species of Leptusa from Tsushima, Japan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Leptusa (Eospisalia) lackneri nov.sp., the first representative of the genus from Tsushima and the twelfth Leptusa species from Japan, is described and illustrated.

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A new micropterous and microphthalmous species of Tropimenelytron from Taiwan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Tropimenelytron alishanum nov.sp. is described from Taiwan, illustrated, and distinguished from T. pacei (Smetana 2004), the only other microphthalmous and micropterous representative of the genus known from the island.

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A new species of Orphnebius Motschulsky from Nepal (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Lomechusini). Orphnebius ancorarius nov.sp. (eastern Nepal), the 29th representative of the genus in the Palaearctic region, is described and illustrated. A recent key to the Himalayan Orphnebius species is modified.

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The fourth species of Rhomphocallus Assing (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Oxypodini). Rhomphocallus coreanus nov.sp. from South Korea, the fourth representative of the genus, is described and illustrated. A recent key to the species of Rhomphocallus Assing 2003 is modified to account for R. coreanus.

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A new species of the Aleochara laevigata group from Spain, with notes on A. rambouseki Likovský and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Aleochara (Xenochara) inescata nov.sp. (northern Spain) of the A. laevigata group is described and illustrated. The holotype of A. rambouseki Likovský is revised and illustrated. Additional records of Aleochara species of the subgenus Xenochara Mulsant & Rey 1874 are reported from the Palaearctic region, among them eight new country records.

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Six new species and additional records of Aleocharinae from China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Six species from China are described and illustrated: Silusa excisa nov.sp. (Sichuan), S. mandibulata nov.sp. (Yunnan), Tropimenelytron sinuosum nov.sp. (Yunnan), Bellatheta diacangica nov.sp. (Yunnan), Platyola geostiboides nov.sp. (Yunnan), and Anomognathus serratus nov.sp. (Zhejiang). Additional records of eight species of Aleocharinae from Yunnan and Zhejiang are reported. Atheta excaecata Assing 2009 is moved to the genus Oroekklina Pace 1999. Lectotypes are designated for Leptusa bodemeyeri Eppelsheim 1883 and Thectura armata Sharp 1888. Improved illustrations of Silusa sichuanensis Pace 2004 and Tropimenelytron viaticum (Pace 1998) are provided; the previously unknown male sexual characters of Oroekklina excaecata, Silusa bodemeyeri (Eppelsheim 1883), and the sexual characters of Anomognathus armatus (Sharp 1888) are figured. Previous records of Silusa bodemeyeri from China are based on misidentifications.

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On the Staphylinidae of Turkey VIII. Eleven new species, two new synonymies, a new combination, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Eleven species of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) from Turkey are described and illustrated: Astenus (Eurysunius) brachati sp.n. (Bursa), Xantholinus (Helicophallus) faginus sp.n. (Zonguldak), Liogluta alyoshai sp.n. (Gümüşhane, Rize), Atheta (Philhygra) monstruosa sp.n. (Kastamonu, Çankırı), A. (Paralpinia) anatolica sp.n. (Bolu, Kastamonu, Muğla), A. meybohmi sp.n. (Balıkesir; Cyprus), A. (Dimetrota) extensa sp.n. (Rize), Platyola truncata sp.n. (Mersin), Meotica hamata sp.n. (Bolu), Aleochara (Rheochara) spermophili sp.n. (Antalya, Muğla) und A. (R.) rosei sp.n. (Antalya). Xantholinus (Helicophallus) ilgazensis Coiffait, 1966 is redescribed. Two synonymies and a new combination are proposed: Gyrophaena hanseni Strand, 1946 = G. spoliata Assing, 2009, syn.n.; Oxypoda ferruginea Erichson, 1839 = O. filiformis Redtenbacher, 1849, syn.n.; Tectusa uludaghensis (Fagel, 1971), comb.n. (ex Derocala Mulsant & Rey, 1875). A lectotype is designated for Oxypoda filiformis. The sexual characters of Amischa filum Mulsant & Rey, 1870, Liogluta falcata Assing, 2010, Oxypoda ferruginea, and Zoosetha mersina Assing, 2004 are illustrated. Additional records of 85 species are reported, among them 18 new country records from Turkey and one from Bosnia-Herzegovina. Atheta (Paralpinia) schneideri (Eppelsheim, 1899) and Aleochara (Rheochara) spadicea (Erichson, 1837) are removed from the list of Turkish Staphylinidae.

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A revision of Sclerochiton (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Based on a revision of the available types and of additional material, fifteen species of Sclerochiton Kraatz, 1859 are recognized in the Oriental region and the adjacent south of the East Palaearctic. All the species are (re-)described and illustrated, twelve of them for the first time: S. acutissimus sp. n. (China: Sichuan); S. barbatus sp. n. (China: Yunnan); S. bistipulatus sp. n. (southern India); S. excisus sp. n. (Malaysia); S. hastatus sp. n. (northern Pakistan, northern India); S. laoticus sp. n. (Laos); S. maculosus sp. n. (China: Yunnan); S. penicillatus sp. n. (Nepal); S. rectus sp. n. (Thailand); S. rougemonti sp. n. (Thailand); S. schuelkei sp. n. (China: Yunnan); S. sinuatus sp. n. (Thailand, Myanmar). The genus is redescribed and attributed to the subtribe Astenina. It has a discontinuous distribution with six species in the Afrotropical region and fifteen species in the Oriental region and the adjacent south of the East Palaearctic. In the study region, the diversity is highest in China, India, and Thailand (five species each), and Nepal (three species). The species were collected from forest litter at low to intermediate altitudes (150-2400 m). Adult beetles have been found throughout the year. A key to species and a catalogue are provided. A new synonymy is proposed: Echiaster unicolor Bernhauer, 1922 = E. japonicus Bernhauer, 1923, syn. n.

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A revision of Panscopaeus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Based on a revision of types and additional material, seven species of Panscopaeus Sharp, 1889 are recognized: P. lithocharoides (Sharp, 1874), P. yakushimanus (Ito, 1992), P. formosanus sp. n. (Taiwan), P. andrewesi (Cameron, 1931), comb. n. (ex Medon), P. breviusculus (Kraatz, 1859), comb. n. (ex Medon), P. stilicinus (Cameron, 1931), comb. n. (ex Medon), and P. cameroni (Scheerpeltz, 1933), comb. n. (ex Medon). The genus and all its species are (re-)described and illustrated. Panscopaeus is moved from the subtribe Medonina to the Stilicina; its known distribution is confined to the Oriental and southern East Palaearctic regions. The following synonymies are established: Panscopaeus Sharp, 1889 = Medostilicus Coiffait, 1982, syn. n.; Panscopaeus lithocharoides (Sharp, 1874) = Medostilicus deharvengi Coiffait, 1982, syn. n. Lectotypes are designated for Scopaeus lithocharoides Sharp, 1874, Medon andrewesi Cameron, 1931, Lithocharis breviuscula Kraatz, 1859, and Stilicus lithocharoides Cameron, 1924. Additional records, including several new country records, are reported. A key to species is provided.

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A revision of Geostiba of the West Palaearctic region. XXI. Eight new species from Turkey and the Caucasus, a new synonymy, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Eight species of Geostiba Thomson from Turkey and the West Caucasus are described and illustrated: Geostiba (Tropogastrosipalia) perfodens nov.sp. (Turkey: Isparta), G. (T.) fodens nov.sp. (Turkey: Isparta), G. (T.) pungens nov.sp. (Turkey: Isparta), G. (T.) aequa nov.sp. (Turkey: Niğde, Adana), G. (T.) burdurica nov.sp. (Turkey: Burdur), G. (T.) akiana nov.sp. (Turkey: Antalya), G. (Sibiota) uniplicata nov.sp. (W-Caucasus), and G. (S.) convergens nov.sp. (W-Caucasus). One subgeneric name is synonymised: Sibiota Casey 1906 = Typhlusida Casey 1906, nov.syn. Additional records from Turkey and the Caucasus region are reported for six species. Supplements to a recently published key to the Geostiba species of the East Mediterranean, including the Caucasus region and Iran, are provided. At present, 181 species in four subgenera are known from the region.

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A revision of Palaearctic Sunius XIV. Three new species from Turkey and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Three species of the Sunius seminiger species group from Turkey are described and illustrated: Sunius sultanicus nov.sp. (Isparta/Konya: Sultan Dağları), S. aequus nov.sp. (Isparta: Kuyucak Dağı), and S. ulcerosus nov.sp. (Isparta: Dedegöl Dağları). Supplements to a recent key to the Sunius species of the Palaearctic region are provided. Additional records of three species from Turkey and Spain are reported. In the Palaearctic region, the genus now comprises 116 species and two subspecies. The Turkish Sunius fauna is more diverse than that of any other country and at present includes 27 species.

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A revision of Eusclerus Sharp, with a redescription of Sciocharis buphthalma Scheerpeltz (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae: Medonina). Based on an examination of type material, the medonine genus Eusclerus Sharp 1886 and its species are revised, redescribed, illustrated, and keyed. The currently known distribution of the genus is confined to Guatemala. A lectotype is designated for Sciocharis buphthalma Scheerpeltz 1970. This species, which has been recorded only from Venezuela, is redescribed and illustrated.

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On some East Palaearctic Tetartopeus species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). A revision of several East Palaearctic species of the paederine genus Tetartopeus Czwalina 1888 revealed three synonymies: Tetartopeus kamtschaticus (Bernhauer 1927) = Lathrobium gracile Poppius 1909, nov.syn., = L. poppiusi Koch 1939, nov.syn.; Tetartopeus niger (LeConte 1863) = Lathrobium cognatum Sharp 1889, nov.syn. Lectotypes are designated for Lathrobium kamtschaticum Bernauer 1927, L. cognatum Sharp 1889, L. fragile Sharp 1889, and L. pallipes Sharp 1889. The external and sexual characters of six species are illustrated. A catalogue of the 33 valid species currently known from the Palaearctic region is provided. Four of them are of doubtful identity, either because their descriptions are based on females or because their male sexual characters have not been examined. Additional records, among them several new country records, are presented for eight species.

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The Rugilus species of the Palaearctic and Oriental regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). The East Palaearctic and Oriental species of the paederine genus Rugilus Leach, 1819 are revised, based on a study of types and additional material. In all, 85 valid species, at least one of them of doubtful status, are recognized in the Palaearctic and Oriental regions (exclusive of New Guinea). They are attributed to two subgenera, 67 species to the nominate subgenus and 16 species to Eurystilicus Fagel, 1953; two species are of uncertain subgeneric affiliations and treated as incertae sedis. Numerous species are (re-)described and illustrated, 27 of them for the first time: Rugilus (Rugilus) aequabilis n. sp. (China: Yunnan), R. (R.) biformis n. sp. (China: Yunnan), R. (R.) confluens n. sp. (China: Sichuan, Yunnan), R. (R.) dabaicus n. sp. (China: Hubei), R. (R.) dalaoicus n. sp. (China: Hubei), R. (R.) daxuensis n. sp. (China: Sichuan), R. (R.) desectus n. sp. (China: Yunnan), R. (R.) emeiensis n. sp. (China: Sichuan), R. (R.) fodens n. sp. (China: Daba Shan), R. (R.) glabripennis n. sp. (China: Yunnan), R. (R.) gonggaicus n. sp. (China: Sichuan), R. (R.) kleebergi n. sp. (Nepal: Rolwaling), R. (R.) manasluensis n. sp. (Nepal: Manaslu), R. (R.) meilixuensis n. sp. (China: Yunnan), R. (R.) nuicus n. sp. (China: Yunnan), R. (R.) parvincisus n. sp. (China: Yunnan), R. (R.) pungens n. sp. (China: Yunnan), R. (R.) reticulatus n. sp. (China: Shaanxi, Henan), R. (R.) schuelkei n. sp. (China: Yunnan), R. (R.) truncatus n. sp. (Nepal: Everest range), R. (R.) wuyicus n. sp. (China: Jiangxi), R. (Eurystilicus) appendiculatus n. sp. (Malaysia: Sabah), R. (E.) bifidus n. sp. (Myanmar, China), R. (E.) bihamatus n. sp. (Philippines), R. (E.) brevior n. sp. (China: Sichuan), R. (E.) uncatus n. sp. (Thailand, Sri Lanka), and R. (?) lucens n. sp. (Nepal). Eleven synonymies are proposed: Rugilus Leach, 1819 = Tetragnathostilicus Scheerpeltz, 1976, n. syn.; Rugilus rufipes Germar, 1836 = R. pecticensisis (Coiffait, 1939), n. syn.; R. ceylanensis (Kraatz, 1859) = R. luteipennis (Kraatz, 1859), n. syn., = R. sutteri (Scheerpeltz, 1957), n. syn., = R. wittmeri (Coiffait, 1978), n. syn.; R. rufescens (Sharp, 1874) = R. kamchaticus Ryabukhin, 2007, n. syn.; R. japonicus Watanabe, 1961 = R. ferreirai (Scheerpeltz, 1978), n. syn.; R. ocularis (Fauvel, 1895) = R. kolbei (Bernhauer, 1915), n. syn., = R. triangulus Last, 1984, n. syn.; R. pygmaeus (Kraatz, 1859) = R. parvus (Cameron, 1931), n. syn.; Stilicoderus signatus Sharp, 1889 = Stilicus reitteri Bernhauer, 1938, n. syn. One valid species previously attributed to Rugilus is moved to the genus Stilicoderus Sharp, 1889: Stilicoderus melancholicus (Schubert, 1911), n. comb. Lectotypes are designated for Stilicus gracilis Eppelsheim, 1895, S. velutinus Fauvel, 1895, S. ocularis Fauvel, 1895, S. plagiatus Cameron, 1924, S. chinensis Bernhauer, 1938, and S. reitteri Bernhauer, 1938. A key to the Rugilus species of the East Palaearctic and Oriental regions and a catalogue of the species of the Palaearctic and Oriental regions are provided. A considerable number of species of the nominate subgenus is subject to pronounced sexual dimorphisms, wing dimorphisms, and biased sex ratios.

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On the taxonomy and natural history of Oxypoda brachyptera and O. tarda (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Based on a revision of types and additional material, Oxypoda brachyptera (Stephens, 1832) and O. tarda Sharp, 1871, two species with a controversial and confusing taxonomic history, are regarded as distinct species, redescribed, and illustrated. A lectotype is designated for Oxypoda tarda. Numerous field studies conducted in northwestern Germany during the period from 1981 through 2001 yielded approximately 8,500 adult specimens of O. brachyptera and O. tarda. Based on these data, as well as on anatomical studies, the life histories of both species, including their seasonal activity, seasonal density, reproduction periods, duration of pre-imaginal development, and pupal emergence, are investigated. Both species are epigeically active from spring through autumn, develop without diapause, and hibernate in the adult stage. In contrast to Oxypoda tarda, which has only one generation per year, O. brachyptera is apparently bivoltine. Both species are generally found in open, unshaded biotopes. Nevertheless, regarding their respective habitats, they are distinctly segregated. While O. brachyptera was recorded from drier and wamer habitats on sandy or calcareous soils, O. tarda usually occurs in moist localities on heavier soils. Rarely, they were found to occur syntopically. Both species are wing-dimorphic, the macropterous morph being distinctly rarer than the micropterous morph; the dimorphism is not sex-related.

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A revision of East Palaearctic Lobrathium species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). East Palaearctic species of Lobrathium Mulsant & Rey, 1878, particularly those of the Himalaya and China, are revised. Thirty-three species, thirty-one of them in Lobrathium and two of lobrathioid habitus in Lathrobium Gravenhorst, 1802, are described and illustrated: Lobrathium ablectum sp. n (China: Hubei); L. biaculeatum sp. n. (East Nepal); L. bicarinatum sp. n. (North India, Nepal); L. bicornutum sp. n. (East Nepal); L. bimembre sp. n. (China: Yunnan); L. bispinosum sp. n. (China: Guizhou); L. cholaicum sp. n. (China: Tibet); L. configens sp. n. (China: Shaanxi, Sichuan, Hubei, Yunnan); L. cornutum sp. n. (East Nepal); L. daxuense sp. n. (China: Sichuan); L. demptum sp. n. (China: Hubei); L. discrepans sp. n. (North Vietnam); L. domenoides sp. n. (China: Sichuan); L. duplex sp. n. (China: Sichuan, Yunnan); L. excisissimum sp. n. (Yunnan); L. feldmanni sp. n. (China: Sichuan); L. flavipenne sp. n. (North India: Himachal Pradesh); L. integrum sp. n. (East Nepal); L. kleebergi sp. n. (Nepal); L. kosiense sp. n. (East Nepal); L. lamellatum sp. n. (China: Sichuan); L. mordens sp. n. (North India); L. radens sp. n. (China: Guizhou); L. retrocarinatum sp. n. (China: Yunnan); L. schuelkei sp. n. (China: Shaanxi); L. semiflavum sp. n. (Russian Far East); L. sinuatum sp. n. (Central Nepal); L. spathulatum sp. n. (China); L. taureum sp. n. (China: Hubei, Beijing); L. tuberosum sp. n. (China: Jiangxi); L. unispinosum sp. n. (Nepal); Lathrobium lobrathioides sp. n. (China: Sichuan); L. lobrathiforme sp. n. (China: Yunnan). All the previously described species from the Himalaya and China, except for L. emeiense Zheng, 1988, and some species from other East Palaearctic regions are redescribed and illustrated. Five new combinations are established: Lobrathium guttula (Fauvel, 1895), comb. n. (ex Lathrobium); L. pustulatum (Cameron, 1931), comb. n. (ex Lathrobium); L. kashmiricum (Cameron, 1931), comb. n. (ex Lathrobium); Tetartopeus gracilentus (Kraatz, 1859), comb. n. (ex Lathrobium); T. wui (Zheng, 2001), comb. n. (ex Lobrathium). Lathrobium sublaeve Motschulsky, 1858 is excluded from both Lathrobium and Lobrathium, and treated as Paederini incertae sedis. Lobrathium ochreonotatum (Champion, 1922), previously a synonym of L. semicaeruleum (Cameron, 1921), is revalidated. Lobratium shibatai varium Ito, 1995 is elevated to species rank. Eight synonymies are proposed: Lobrathium Mulsant & Rey, 1878 = Ponthrobium Korge, 1971, syn. n.; Lobrathium alticola (Cameron, 1943) = L. pirpanjalense Coiffait, 1982, syn. n.; L. hongkongense (Bernhauer, 1931) = L. sibynium Zheng, 1988, syn. n., = L. ryukyuense Ito, 1996, syn. n.; L. triste (Cameron, 1924) = L. kashmiricum (Cameron, 1931, syn. n., = L. afghanicum Coiffait, 1979, syn. n., = L. nouristanicum Coiffait, 1979, syn. n.; Tetartopeus wui (Zheng, 2001) = T. bimaculatum (Li, Tang & Zhu, 2007), syn. n. Lectotypes are designated for Lathrobium lederi Eppelsheim, 1884, L. badium Cameron, 1924, L. brunneum Cameron, 1931, L. triste Cameron, 1924, L. semicaeruleum Cameron, 1921, L. ochreonotatum Champion, 1922, L. guttula Fauvel, 1895, L. pustulatum Cameron, 1931, L. cylindricolle Cameron, 1924, L. hongkongense Bernhauer, 1931, and L. gracilentum Kraatz, 1859. Lobrathium, according to currently available evidence a Holarctic genus, is now represented in the Palaearctic region by 114 species and one subspecies, the vast majority of which, 87 species and one subspecies, are distributed in the East Palaearctic including Middle Asia, Myanmar, and North Vietnam. The Himalaya (20 species), China (24 species), Taiwan (20 species), and Japan (18 species and one subspecies) are the regions with the greatest diversity. Most species, particularly those with reduced wings and those subject to wing dimorphisms, appear to have remarkably restricted distributions. A catalogue of the Lobrathium species recorded from the Palaearctic region and keys to the species of the Himalaya and of China are provided. Some species from China and the Himalaya are subject to pronounced wing dimorphisms. East Palaearctic Lobrathium species are partly found near lakes or on banks of rivers and streams, and partly in the leaf litter of forest and shrub habitats at altitudes of 450-4400 m. Additional records of several West Palaearctic species are reported.

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On the Baryopsis species of Peru (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae: Cryptobiina). Four species of Baryopsis from Peru, all of them micropterous and collected in high-altitude habitats, are (re-)described and illustrated: B. glabra nov.sp. (Ancash province), B. ingens nov.sp. (Cusco province), B. minor nov.sp. (Cusco province), and B. montivagans (Bernhauer 1906), nov.comb. A key to the five Baryopsis species now known from Peru is provided.

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The first species of Pseudomedon from the Himalaya, with additional records of P. kazakhstanicus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae: Medonina). Pseudomedon bengalensis nov.sp. (India: West Bengal: Darjeeling), the first representative of the genus from the Himalaya and the second species from the East Palaearctic east of Middle Asia, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from its congeners. A supplement to a recently published key to species is provided. The genus now comprises twelve species in the Palaearctic region. Additional records of Pseudomedon kazakhstanicus Assing 2008 from Kazakhstan are reported.

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On the Staphylinidae of Israel (Insecta: Coleoptera). A study of material of Staphylinidae collected in Israel in March 2011 yielded at least 102 species, among them 27 new country records. Mimogonus fumator (Fauvel 1889) (Osoriini), is recorded from the Palaearctic region for the first time, illustrated, and redescribed. Zoosetha discolor Assing nov.sp., the twelfth representative of the genus, is described and illustrated. Records of six additional species are reported, among them four new country records.

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On the taxonomy and zoogeography some Oxypoda species of the West Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Six species are described and illustrated: Oxypoda (Thliboptera) apennina nov.sp. (S-Italy), O. (T.) acutior nov.sp. (Albania), O. (Deropoda) gontarenkoi nov.sp. (Ukraine), O. (D.) pungens nov.sp. (Turkey), O. (Sphenoma) ludgeri nov.sp. (Kyrgyzstan), and O. (Oxypoda) constricta nov.sp. (Algeria). The sexual characters of eleven additional species are illustrated. Four synonymies are proposed: Oxypoda carbonaria (Heer 1841) = O. pubescens Bernhauer 1902, nov.syn.; O. determinata Scriba 1870 = O. telifera Assing 2008, nov.syn., O. hispanica Bernhauer 1914 = O. virgata Assing 2008, nov.syn.; O. islandica Kraatz 1857 = O. dubiosa Fagel 1960, nov.syn. Oxypoda micans Kraatz is resynonymised with O. attenuata Mulsant & Rey 1853. Catalogues of the subgenera Thliboptera Thomson 1859 and Deropoda Bernhauer 1902 are provided. A neotype is designated for Oxypoda determinata Scriba 1870. Lectotypes are designated for Oxypoda transgressa Peyerimhoff 1908, O. schatzmayri Berrnhauer 1936, O. incerta Eppelsheim 1884, O. pubescens Bernhauer 1902, O. hispanica Bernhauer 1914, and O. weiratheri Bernhauer 1929. Numerous additional records are reported, among them several new country records. The distributions of seven species are mapped.

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A new species of the myrmecophilous genus Ecitonides from Peru (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Ecitonides volans nov.sp. (Peru: Huanaco) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from its congeners. The holotype was collected with a light trap; the host ant is unknown. The myrmecophilous genus Ecitonides Wasmann 1894, whose distribution is confined to South America and whose species are associated with army ants (Ecitoninae), now comprises seven species. A checklist of the Ecitonides species is provided. The distribution of the genus is mapped.

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On the Pseudobium species of the Palaearctic region. III. A new species from China, a new synonymy, a new combination, and additional records (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Pseudobium hunanicum nov.sp. (China: Hunan) is described and illustrated. The binomen Pseudobium seminigrum (Kraatz 1849), nov.comb. (ex Lathrobium Gravenhorst 1802) is established. The species is redescribed and illustrated, and a lectotype is designated. One synonymy is proposed: P. alanyense Fagel 1969 = P. yagmuri Anlaş 2011, nov.syn. "Pseudobium" yutakakimurai Hayashi 1994 was erroneously attributed to Pseudobium Mulsant & Rey 1878; its correct generic assignment requires clarification. Additional records of twelve Pseudobium species from the Palaearctic region are presented, among them new country records from Iran, Oman, Yemen, Italy, and India, as well as a new record from the Palaearctic region. The distributions of three species are mapped. A checklist of the 22 species represented in the Palaearctic region is provided.

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A revision of Palaearctic and Oriental Rugilus Leach, 1819. II. Three new species from China and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Four species of Rugilus Leach, 1819 from China and Nepal are described, illustrated, and distinguished from their closest relatives: Rugilus (Rugilus) mordens sp.n. (NW-Yunnan), R. (R.) aquilinus sp.n. (Sichuan: Emei Shan), R. (R.) birugatus sp.n. (NW-Yunnan), and R. (R.) barbatus sp.n. (Nepal: Manaslu). Additional records of fifteen species are reported from China, Taiwan, and the Himalaya. The genus is now represented in the Palaearctic and Oriental regions by 89 species.

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On the Staphylinidae of Socotra Island, Yemen (Insecta: Coleoptera). A study of material of Staphylinidae collected in the Yemenite island Socotra and in the south of mainland Yemen yielded approximately 50 species, 27 of which were identified at species level. Six of them, all from Socotra, are described and illustrated: Octavius curtissimus nov.sp., Edaphus hlavaci nov.sp., E. socotranus nov.sp., Pinophilinus socotranus nov.sp., Pseudomedon macer nov.sp., and Brachida socotrana nov.sp. Of the previously described species, eight species are reported from Socotra for the first time, nine species represent new country records for Yemen, and one Afrotropical species are reported from the Palaearctic region for the first time.

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A new endogean species of Domene Fauvel from a cave in Jaén, southern Spain (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Domene (Domene) perezi nov.sp. from a limestone cave in Jaén (southern Spain: Andalucía) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from geographically close congeners. The distribution of the Domene species known from southern Spain is mapped.

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A new species of Tectusa from the Alpi Orobie, Italy (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Tectusa orobiana nov.sp. (N-Italy: Lombardia: Alpi Orobie) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar and geographically close congeners. The species is the fifth representative of the genus known from Italy.

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The second species of Himalagria (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Falagriini). Himalagria utriculata nov.sp. (central Nepal: Kali Gandaki valley) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from H. hetzeli Assing 2005, the type species of Himalagria Assing 2005. An additional undescribed species is reported from the Annapurna range.

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A revision of Porocallus Sharp. III. A new species from China and an additional record (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Porocallus wrasei nov.sp. (China: Yunnan) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from its congeners. A supplement to a recent key to the species of Porocallus Sharp 1888 is provided and the distribution of the genus is mapped. The genus currently includes six species distributed in the East Palaearctic region from China to Japan.

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On the genus Rhopalocerina Reitter (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Rhopalocerina sinica nov.sp. (China: S-Shaanxi), the second species of the genus, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from the West Palaearctic R. clavigera (Scriba 1859). The sexual characters of R. clavigera are illustrated. Diagnoses and data on the distribution and natural history of the two species of Rhopalocerina Reitter 1909 are presented. Two new country records of R. clavigera are reported.

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On the taxonomy of Masuria. IV. Four new species from China and Nepal, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Masuria (Masuria) extensa nov.sp. (eastern Nepal), M. (Oncosomechusa) subnitens nov.sp. (China: Yunnan), M. (O.) appendiculata (nov.sp. (China: N-Sichuan), and M. (O.) schuelkei nov.sp. (China: N-Sichuan) are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners. The systematic status of Oncosomechusa Pace 1982 is discussed. A supplement to a recent key to the species of Masuria Cameron 1928 is provided. Additional records of ten species of Masuria (three of them undescribed) are reported. Masuria is distributed in the Himalaya and China; the genus now includes 28 described species, 19 in the nominate subgenus and nine in Oncosomechusa. A catalogue of the Masuria species is compiled. The distribution of the genus in China is mapped.

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Two new species of Neolindus from Peru and Venezuela (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae: Cylindroxystina). Two species of Neolindus Scheerpeltz, 1933 are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar and/or geographically close congeners: N. luciamans sp. n. (Peru: Huanuco province) and N. brachati sp. n. (Venezuela: Carabobo province). The first record of N. rudiculus Herman, 1991 since the original description is reported.

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The Pseudolathra species of the East Palaearctic and the Oriental regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). The available types and additional material of the species of the lathrobiine genus Pseudolathra Casey, 1905 of the East Palaearctic (including Middle Asia) and the Oriental regions are revised. In all, thirteen valid species are recognised, six of which are new to science: P. brevincisa sp. n. (Thailand), P. cordiformis sp. n. (SE-India), P. himalayana sp. n. (Pakistan, N-India, Nepal), P. sagittata sp. n. (Thailand), P. transversicollis sp. n. (Thailand, N-India), and P. vellicans sp. n. (N-India). All the species of the study region are (re-)described or diagnosed; thirteen species are illustrated. Pseudolathra pulchella (Kraatz, 1859), previously a synonym of P. caffra (Boheman, 1848), is revalidated. Two synonymies are proposed: Pseudolathra pulchella (Kraatz, 1859) = P. caffra javana (Cameron, 1940), syn. n.; P. unicolor (Kraatz, 1859) = P. chujoi (Last, 1966), syn. n. Two species are moved from Lobrathium Mulsant & Rey, 1878 to Pseudolathra: P. nigerrima (Cameron, 1924), comb. n., and P. regularis (Sharp, 1889), comb. n. The East Palaearctic and Oriental species on the one hand and the West Palaearctic species on the other hand form separate phylogenetic lineages. The former are tentatively attributed to the subgenus Allolathra Coiffait, 1972 and the latter to the nominate subgenus. The species of the East Palaearctic and Oriental regions are assigned to three species groups. A key to species and a catalogue are provided. Additional records are reported, among them several new country records. The distributions of twelve species are mapped.

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A revision of the Lathrobium species of the Himalaya (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). In all, 48 named Lathrobium species, all of them micropterous, microphthalmous, and locally endemic, are recognised in the Himalaya, among them 32 species new to science: L. aciforme sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. annapurnense sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. apalatum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. attritum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. barbatum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. barbulatum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. bibarbatum sp. n. (NE-Nepal), L. calcaratum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. cavicrus sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. compressicrus sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. compressum sp. n. (C-Neapl), L. curvum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. diremptum sp. n. (NE-Nepal), L. discissum sp. n. (N-India; E-Nepal), L. excisum sp. n. (E-Nepal), L. exsertum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. fodens sp. n. (W-Nepal), L. ignoratum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. inexcisum sp. n. (NE-Nepal), L. infractum sp. n. (E-Nepal), L. kleebergi sp. n. (E-Nepal), L. lamjunense sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. milkeense sp. n. (E-Nepal), L. muguicum sp. n. (NW-Nepal), L. palatum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. planissimum sp. n. (W-Nepal), L. privum sp. n. (W-Nepal), L. rupinaicum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. separatum sp. n. (N-India), L. spiculatum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. spinosissimum sp. n. (C-Nepal), L. umbhakense sp. n. (NE-Nepal). The external and sexual characters of all the species are described and illustrated. One genus-group and two species-group synonymies are proposed: Lathrobium Gravenhorst, 1802 = Glyptomerodoschema Scheerpeltz, 1976, syn. n .; Lathrobium lassallei Coiffait, 1981 = L. sherpa Coiffait, 1982, syn. n.; L. emodense Coiffait, 1975 = L. goropanense Coiffait, 1983, syn. n. Medon jaljalensis (Coiffait, 1984) comb. n. is transferred from Lathrobium to the subtribe Medonina, redescribed, and illustrated. The Himalayan Lathrobium species are most unlikely to form a monophylum. Ten species groups are identified and characterised. In the Himalaya, Lathrobium species have been recorded only from the region between Kashmir in the west and Darjeeling (West Bengal) in the east. The altitudes range from 2400 to 5000 m. Most species have become known from central Nepal (25 species) and eastern Nepal (14 species), probably because collecting activity was highest in these regions. The distributions of the individual species and of the species groups are mapped. A catalogue and a key to the Himalayan Lathrobium species are provided.

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The genus Trisunius in the Himalaya (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae: Medonina). The genus Trisunius Assing, 2011 is reported from Nepal for the first time. Four species are (re-)described and illustrated: T. perpusillus (Coiffait, 1982), comb. n. (ex Lathrobium Gravenhorst, 1802), T. alesi sp. n. (northeastern Nepal), T. opaciceps sp. n. (central Nepal: Manaslu), and T. manasluensis sp. n. (central Nepal: Manaslu). Including these species, Trisunius is now represented in the Himalaya by five species and comprises a total of 14 species. A supplement to a recent key is provided. The distribution of the genus in the Himalaya is mapped.

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On the Lathrobium fauna of the Emei Shan, Sichuan, China (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Paederinae). Six species of Lathrobium Gravenhorst, 1802 from the Emei Shan, Sichuan, are described and illustrated: L. iunctum Assing & Peng sp. n., L. coniunctum Assing & Peng sp. n., L. conexum Assing & Peng sp. n., L. ensigerum Assing & Peng sp. n., L. hastatum Assing & Peng sp. n., and L. bisinuatum Assing & Peng sp. n. Based on their primary and secondary sexual characters, they represent two distinct lineages, each of them comprising three species. A key to the species recorded from the Emei Shan is provided.

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New species and records of Stilicoderus and Stiliderus, primarily from the southern East Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Ten species of Stilicoderus Sharp, 1889 and one of Stiliderus Motschulsky, 1858 are described and illustrated: Stilicoderus wrasei sp. n. (China: Yunnan), S. schuelkei sp. n. (China: Yunnan), S. denticulatus sp. n. (China: Yunnan), S. angulatus sp. n. (China: Yunnan), S. tuberculosus sp. n. (China: Yunnan), S. barbulatus sp. n. (China: Yunnan), S. psittacus sp. n. (China: Sichuan, Shaanxi, Hubei, Yunnan), S. aquilinus sp. n. (China: Sichuan), S. caprarius sp. n. (Indonesia: New Guinea), S. acutissimus sp. n. (Indonesia: New Guinea), and Stiliderus ocreatus sp. n. (Indonesia: Bali). Two synonymies are proposed: Stilicoderus japonicus Shibata, 1968 = S. malaisei (Scheerpeltz, 1965), syn. n., = S. scheerpeltzi (Rougemont, 1986), syn. n. Additional records of sixteen Stilicoderus species and of seven Stiliderus species, primarily from the Palaearctic region, are reported, among them nine new country records from China (4 records), Laos (4), and India (1). A catalogue of the Stilicoderus and Stiliderus species recorded from the Palaearctic region, including Myanmar and Assam, is provided. Thirty-three species of Stilicoderus and seven of Stiliderus are now known from this region. The diversity of Stilicoderus is greatest in China (22 species, with 18 species recorded from Yunnan alone), followed by Myanmar (11), North India (10), Nepal (7), Taiwan (4), and Japan (2). Stiliderus is represented in North India by four species, in China by three (all of them in Yunnan), and in Nepal, Myanmar, and Japan by one species each. The distributions of 18 species are mapped.

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On the Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) of Crete, Greece. Approximately 105 species of Staphylinidae collected in spring 2012 are reported from the eastern and central parts of the Greek island Crete. Nine species, seven species of Aleocharinae and two of Paederinae, are described and illustrated. Three of them are associated with ants, at least seven are probably locally endemic: Myrmecopora (Myrmecopora) idana sp. n. (Psiloritis; associated with Messor sp.), Aloconota (Aloconota) brachyptera sp. n. (Dikti Oros, Psiloritis), Geostiba (Sipalotricha) diktiana sp. n. (Dikti Oros), Dinusa cretica sp. n. (Dikti Oros; associated with Messor sp.) Oxypoda (Bessopora) idana sp. n. (Psiloritis), Tectusa diktiana sp. n. (Dikti Oros), T. thriptica sp. n. (Orno Thriptis), Astenus (Eurysunius) thripticus sp. n. (Orno Thriptis; associated with Tetramorium sp.), and Sunius diktianus sp. n. (Dikti Oros). The sexual characters of several previously described species are illustrated. A checklist of the 63 named endemic species and subspecies of Crete are provided. The zoogeographic affiliations of the Cretan endemics are discussed.

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On the Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) of Turkey IX. Five new species, a new synonymy, and additional records. A study of more than 3,700 specimens of Staphylinidae collected during three field trips to Turkey conducted in 2011 and 2012, as well as of additional material received from other sources yielded nearly 290 species. Five species are described and illustrated: Atheta (Philhygra) scabens sp. n. (NE-Turkey, N-Caucasus, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan); Atheta brachati sp. n. (Turkey: Bolu); Cousya microdotoides sp. n. (Turkey: Adana); Meotica wunderlei sp. n. (Turkey: Isparta); Stenus (Hemistenus) bithynicus sp. n. (Turkey: Kocaeli, Sakarya, Düzce). One synonymy is proposed: Leptusa asiatica Bernhauer, 1909 = L. flagellulifera Assing, 2009, syn. n. Ten species are recorded from Turkey for the first time; two new country records are reported for Greece and Iraq. The distributions of seven species are mapped. A recently published catalogue of the Staphylinidae of Asia Minor and Cyprus is reviewed. Most of the names synonymised in this catalogue are revalidated; the remaining synonymies are rectified.

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On the Lathrobium fauna of China III. New species and additional records from various provinces. Material of the paederine genus Lathrobium Gravenhorst, 1802 from the Chinese provinces Sichuan, Chongqing, Beijing, Zhejiang, Fujian, and Jiangxi is examined. Twenty-two species are identified, two of them described previously and twenty undescribed. Sixteen species are described and illustrated: Lathrobium celere sp. n. (Sichuan: Gongga Shan); L. ventricosum sp. n. (Sichuan: Gongga Shan); L. bibaculatum sp. n. (Sichuan: Erlang Shan); L. bispinigerum sp. n. (Sichuan: Erlang Shan); L. bihastatum sp. n. (Sichuan: Daxiang Ling); L. aspinosum sp. n. (Sichuan: Erlang Shan); L. appendiculatum sp. n. (southern Sichuan); L. fortepunctatum sp. n. (Chongqing: Jinfo Shan); L. jinfoicum sp. n. (Chongqing: Dalou Shan: Jinfo Shan); L. imminutum sp. n. (Beijing: Dongling Shan); L. parvitergale sp. n. (Zhejiang: Tianmu Shan); L. barbiventre sp. n. (Fujian: Wuyi Shan); L. depravatum sp. n. (Jiangxi: Wuyi Shan: Huanggang Shan); L. cornigerum sp. n. (Jiangxi: Wuyi Shan: Huanggang Shan); L. wuyicum sp. n. (Jiangxi: Wuyi Shan: Huanggang Shan); L. pium sp. n. (Guizhou: Leigong Shan). Four undescribed species from Sichuan, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, and Guizhou remain unnamed, since they are represented exclusively by females. The phylogenetic affiliations of the examined species are discussed. The localities where the newly described species were collected are mapped. Including the newly described taxa, 111 described Lathrobium species are currently known from mainland China.

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On the Lathrobium fauna of China V. New species and additional records from Yunnan. Material of the paederine genus Lathrobium Gravenhorst, 1802 from the Chinese province Yunnan is examined. Fifty-nine species are identified, nine of them described previously and fifty undescribed. Forty species are described and illustrated for the first time, all of them micropterous and locally endemic: Lathrobium abscisum sp. n. (Gaoligong Shan), L. acre sp. n. (Gaoligong Shan), L. acutapicale sp. n. (mountain range ESE Zhongdian), L. amputatum sp. n. (Gaoligong Shan), L. bidigitulatum sp. n. (Gaoligong Shan), L. bifasciatum sp. n. (mountain range SSE Zhongdian), L. bihamulatum sp. n. (Ertaipo Shan E Mangshi), L. biseriatum sp. n. (Xue Shan), L. breviseriatum sp. n. (mountain range E Weishan), L. curvatissimum sp. n. (Jizu Shan), L. desectum sp. n. (Gaoligong Shan), L. elevatum sp. n. (Ailao Shan), L. exspoliatum sp. n. (Xue Shan), L. fortehamatum sp. n. (Xue Shan), L. fortespinosum sp. n. (mountain range N Zhongdian), L. glandulosum sp. n. (Gaoligong Shan), L. grandispinosum sp. n. (Zhemo Shan), L. hirsutum sp. n. (Diancang Shan), L. iaculatum sp. n. (Gaoligong Shan), L. incurvatum sp. n. (mountain range SSE Zhongdian), L. magnispinosum sp. n. (Wuliang Shan), L. nuicum sp. n. (Nu Shan), L. puetzi sp. n. (Nu Shan), L. rastellatum sp. n. (Ailao Shan), L. rastratum sp. n. (Wuliang Shan), L. rectissimum sp. n. (Gaoligong Shan), L. resectum sp. n. (Gaoligong Shan), L. restinctum sp. n. (mountain range ESE Zhongdian), L. reticolle sp. n. (Haba Shan), L. schuelkei sp. n. (Laobie Shan), L. secans sp. n. (Gaoligong Shan), L. sectum sp. n. (Gaoligong Shan), L. seriespinosum sp. n. (Yulongxue Shan), L. sexspinosum sp. n. (Yulongxue Shan), L. squamosum sp. n. (Ertaipo Shan E Mangshi), L. stipiferum sp. n. (Haba Shan), L. tentaculatum sp. n. (Ailao Shan), L. tricuspidatum sp. n. (Haba Shan), L. triquetrum sp. n. (Bangma Shan), L. zhemoicum sp. n. (Zhemo Shan). Ten probably undescribed species remain unnamed, since only females have become available. Seven previously described species and the previously unknown female sexual characters of L. yulongense Peng & Li, 2012 are fully redescribed and illustrated. The Lathrobium fauna of Yunnan currently comprises fifty-eight described species and is thus far more diverse than those of other Chinese provinces. The total number of species recorded from mainland China now amounts to 156. All the Lathrobium records from Yunnan are from the west of the province, with the greatest diversity in the Gaoligong Shan (18 species). The known distribution of the genus in Yunnan and the individual distributions of 48 species are mapped. The examined material from Yunnan was collected primarily from leaf litter in various forest and shrub habitats at elevations between 2100 and 4100 m. The sex ratio of four species is strongly biased in favour of females, at least in one species apparently a result of different, sex-related life expectancies. Primarily based on their male and female sexual characters, the examined species are attributed to eight species groups, with one of them subdivided into eleven subgroups. Only three of these species groups also include species from other provinces (Sichuan, Chongqing); the distributions of the remainder are confined to Yunnan.

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On the Nazeris fauna of China I. The species of the Qinling Shan, the Daba Shan, and adjacent mountain ranges (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Sixteen species of Nazeris Fauvel, 1873 are recognized in the Qinling Shan, the Daba Shan, and adjacent mountain ranges in Central China. Fourteen of them are described for the first time, illustrated, and distinguished from geographically close congeners: N. acutus sp. n. (S-Shaanxi: Daba Shan), N. angulatus sp. n. (Shaanxi/Chongqing/Hubei: Daba Shan), N. bisinuosus sp. n. (S-Shaanxi: Daba Shan), N. clavatus sp. n. (W-Hubei: Daba Shan), N. compressus sp. n. (Shaanxi/Chongqing: Daba Shan), N. cultellatus sp. n. (S-Shaanxi, Henan, Anhui), N. custoditus sp. n. (S-Gansu: Qinling Shan), N. dilatatus sp. n. (S-Shaanxi/N-Sichuan: Micang Shan), N. extensus sp. n. (S-Shaanxi: Daba Shan), N. longilobatus sp. n. (S-Gansu: mountains SE Longnan), N. micangicus sp. n. (S-Shaanxi: Micang Shan), N. parvincisus sp. n. (S-Shaanxi: Daba Shan), N. rectus sp. n. (W-Hubei: Daba Shan), N. sociabilis sp. n. (S-Gansu: mountains SE Longnan). The species are keyed and their distributions are mapped. Based on their external and male sexual characters, they represent five lineages. A checklist of the Nazeris species of China and Taiwan is compiled. The genus now includes 143 species and seven subspecies; 66 of them have been reported from mainland China.

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On the Lathrobium fauna of China I. The species of the Qinling Shan, the Daba Shan, and adjacent mountain ranges (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Types and additional material of the paederine genus Lathrobium Gravenhorst, 1802 from the Qinling Shan, the Daba Shan, and adjacent mountain ranges in Central China (Gansu, Shaanxi, northern Sichuan, western Hubei) are revised. In all, 34 species are recognized, 29 of which are described and illustrated for the first time: L. aquilinum sp. n. (Shaanxi: Daba Shan); L. biapicale sp. n. (Sichuan: Songpan env.); L. bifidum sp n. (Hubei: Daba Shan); L. biforme sp. n. (Gansu: Qinling Shan); L. brevilobatum sp. n. (Shaanxi: Qinling Shan); L. brevisternale sp. n. (Sichuan: Min Shan); L. brevitergale sp. n. (Shaanxi: Qinling Shan); L. concameratum sp. n. (Shaanxi: Qinling Shan); L. crassispinosum sp. n. (Shaanxi/Sichuan: Micang Shan); L. curvispinosum sp. n. (Hubei: Daba Shan); L. declive sp. n. (Shaanxi: Qinling Shan); L. detruncatum sp. n. (Sichuan: Songpan env.); L. effeminatum sp. n. (Shaanxi: Qinling Shan); L. falcatum sp. n. (Gansu: Qinling Shan); L. fissispinosum sp. n. (Hubei: Daba Shan); L. gansuense sp. n. (Gansu: Qinling Shan); L. huaense sp. n. (Shaanxi: Qinling Shan); L. inflexum sp. n. (Gansu: mountains SE Longnan); L. lentum sp. n. (Sichuan: Songpan env.); L. longispinosum sp. n. (Shaanxi/Sichuan: Micang Shan); L. lunatum sp. n. (Gansu: Qinling Shan); L. minicum sp. n. (Gansu: Min Shan); L. rectispinosum sp. n. (Shaanxi: Daba Shan); L. serrilobatum sp. n. (Shaanxi/Sichuan: Micang Shan); L. sociabile sp. n. (Shaanxi: Qinling Shan); L. spinigerum sp. n. (Shaanxi: Micang Shan); L. tectiforme sp. n. (Shaanxi: Qinling Shan); L. trifidum sp. n. (Shaanxi/Chongqing: Daba Shan); L. varisternale sp. n. (Shaanxi: Qinling Shan). A lectotype is designated for Lathrobium chinense Bernhauer, 1938. Aside from one widespread macropterous species and one wing-dimorphic species distributed from Gansu to Jiangsu, all the species of the study region are locally endemic and micropterous. The distributions are mapped. The endemic micropterous and wing-dimorphic species are attributed to seven species groups. Several species are subject to more or less pronounced sexual size dimorphisms (males larger than females). The locally endemic species were collected primarily by sifting leaf litter, moss, and grass roots in forest and shrub habitats at altitudes of 1000-4080 m. The material of most species is represented partly by teneral adults found in July and August, suggesting pre-imaginal development in spring and early summer. A key to the species of the study region and a checklist of the Lathrobium species recorded from China and Taiwan are provided. Five species previously reported from China are excluded from the Chinese Lathrobium fauna; these records are most likely based on misidentifications. One widespread East Palaearctic species is recorded from China for the first time. The genus is now represented in mainland China by 89 and in Taiwan by 13 species.

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On the Staphylinidae of Saudi Arabia, with descriptions of two new species (Insecta: Coleoptera). A study of material of Staphylinidae recently collected in Saudi Arabia yielded at least 34 species, 16 of which were identified down to species level. Ten species are reported from Saudi Arabia for the first time, one of them additionally from Oman. Pinophilinus spinosus Assing nov.sp. (Paederinae: Pinophilini) and Tachyporus saudicus Schülke nov.sp. (Tachyporinae: Tachyporini) are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar and geographically close congeners. Type material of Pinophilinus schatzmayri (Koch 1934) is studied and illustrated. A key to the Arabian species of Pinophilinus Eichelbaum 1908 is provided. The distribution of Arabian Pinophilinus species is mapped.

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On the Lathrobium fauna of China IV. Six new species from Sichuan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Six species of the paederine genus Lathrobium Gravenhorst from the Chinese province Sichuan are described, illustrated, and distinguished from closely related and/or geographically close congeners: L. bisuditum nov.sp. (Xiling Xue Shan), L. bivirgatum nov.sp. (Luoji Shan), L. diffissum nov.sp. (Luoji Shan), L. formidabile nov.sp. (SW-Sichuan), L. hamulatum nov.sp. (Luoji Shan), and L. verminatum nov.sp. (Xiling Xue Shan). Their phylogenetic affiliations are discussed. Lathrobium formidabile is the first subanophthalmous and presumably hypogean Lathrobium species to become known from China. Three additional, probably undescribed species from the Xiling Xue Shan remain unnamed, since only females or teneral males are currently available. The total number of described Lathrobium species from Sichuan now stands at 28, that of mainland China at 118.

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A revision of Palaearctic and Oriental Rugilus. III. Five new species from the Palaearctic region and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Five species of the paederine genus Rugilus Leach 1819 from the Palaearctic region are described and illustrated: R. (Rugilus) rectus nov.sp. (Nepal: Annapurna); R. (R.) curvatus nov.sp. (Nepal: Annapurna); R. (R.) atronitidus nov.sp. (China: Yunnan: Gaoligong Shan); R. (R.) nitipennis nov.sp. (China: Yunnan: Gaoligong Shan); R. saudicus nov.sp. (Saudi Arabia). The previously unknown male sexual characters of R. lucens Assing 2012 are described and illustrated. Additional records of 21 described and one probably undescribed species are reported from the Palaearctic and Oriental regions, among them several new country records. The distributions of eight species are mapped. Including the new species, Rugilus is now represented in the Palaearctic and Oriental regions by 94 species and one subspecies.

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A revision of Palaearctic Lobrathium. IV. Three new species from Nepal and China, a new combination, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Three species of Lobrathium Mulsant & Rey 1878 are described and illutrated: L. cavatum nov.sp. (eastern Nepal: Kosi), L. emeimontis nov.sp. (China: Sichuan: Emei Shan), and L. dabaicum nov.sp. (China: Hubei: Daba Shan). One species described from China and Japan is moved from Lathrobium Gravenhorst 1802 to Lobrathium: Lobrathium cylindricum Bernhauer 1938, nov.comb. Additional records of 22 previously described species are presented. The genus is now represented in the Palaearctic region by 123 species and one subspecies, with the vast majority (91 species and one subspecies) distributed in the East Palaearctic. The distributions of three species are mapped.

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A revision of Pseudolathra of the East Palaearctic and Oriental regions. II. Six new species and additional records, with notes on some New World species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Six species of Pseudolathra Casey 1905 are described and illustrated: P. fissa nov.sp. (South India), P. biungulata nov.sp. (Laos), P. transversiceps nov.sp. (North Vietnam), P. bipectinata nov.sp. (Laos), P. tonsa nov.sp. (North India, East Nepal), and P. separanda nov.sp. (North India: Meghalaya, Uttaranchal). Additional records of seven previously described and two probably undescribed species from the East Palaearctic and Oriental regions and of one species from the Afrotropical region are presented. The genus is now represented in the East Palaearctic and Oriental regions by 19 species. The distributions of 13 species are mapped. The type material of four New World species is revised: Pseudolathra inviolata (Scheerpeltz 1933), nov.comb. (ex Lobrathium Mulsant & Rey 1878); Pseudolathra integra (Sharp 1876), nov.comb (ex Lathrobium Gravenhorst 1802); Pseudolathra filicornis (Casey 1805), type species of Paralathra Casey 1805; Pseudolathra filitarsis (Casey 1805), type species of Linolathra Casey 1805. A lectotype is designated for Linolathra filitarsis Casey 1805; this lectotype is illustrated. The synonymies of Linolathra and Paralathra with Pseudolathra are confirmed.

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A revision of Pseudobium IV. Three new species, a new synonymy, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Pseudobium luculentum nov.sp. (= P. sinaicum auctt.) (Yemen, Saudi Arabia), P. falciferum nov.sp. (Laos), and P. procerum nov.sp. (Malaysia: Sabah) are described and illustrated. The type material of several species is revised. Pseudobium semiflavum Cameron 1924 is redescribed and illustrated. The following synonymy is proposed: Pseudobium sinaicum (Fauvel 1904) = P. buettikeri (Coiffait 1979), nov.syn. Lectotypes are designated for Lathrobium sinaicum Fauvel 1904, Pseudobium laeviventre Champion 1922, and P. semiflavum Cameron 1924. Additional records of ten described Pseudobium species are presented, among them several new country records. The distributions of seven species are mapped. The distribution of the genus, which now includes a total of 26 species, ranges from the Afrotropical region across the south of the Palaearctic into the Oriental region. A revised checklist of the species is provided.

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Assing, V. (2013): Six new species and additional records of Lathrobium from the Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Six species of Lathrobium Gravenhorst 1802 are described and illustrated: L. bananum nov.sp. (Iran), L. makaluicum nov.sp. (East Nepal), L. hartmanni nov.sp. (West Nepal), L. uttaricum nov.sp. (North India: Uttaranchal), L. sufflatum nov.sp. (China: Yunnan), and L. sexoculatum nov.sp. (China: Yunnan). Additional records of 15 species are provided, among them several new country records. The genus is now represented in the Himalaya by 51, and in mainland China by 158 described species.

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Assing, V. (2013): A revision of Othiini XVIII. Two new species from China and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). Othius vetitus sp. n. (China: southern Gansu) and O. rufocaudatus sp. n. (China: Zhejiang, Shaanxi) are described and illustrated. Based on morphological, zoogeographic, and ecological evidence, O. stenocephalus Eppelsheim, 1881, previously a subspecies of O. angustus Stephens, 1833, is regarded as a distinct species. Additional records of 26 described species and subspecies of Othius Stephens, 1829 are reported, among them the first record of O. subuliformis Stephens, 1833 from Madeira. One female of a probably undescribed species is reported from Taiwan. The distributions of six species are mapped. An updated checklist of the Othius species of China and Taiwan is provided. The Palaearctic genus now comprises a total of 126 species and subspecies; it is represented in mainland China by 38 and in Taiwan by 14 species and subspecies, with one species distributed in both regions.

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On the Palaearctic and Oriental species of Scymbalium and Micrillus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Types and additional material of the paederine genera Micrillus Raffray 1873 and Scymbalium Erichson 1839 primarily from the East Palaearctic and Oriental regions are revised. Two species of Scymbalium and ten species of Micrillus are (re-)described and illustrated: Scymbalium badium (Motschulsky 1858); S. nepalense nov.sp. (Nepal), Micrillus aethiopicus (Cameron 1947), nov.comb. (ex Scymbalium), M. indicus (Eppelsheim, 1890); M. nigriceps (Cameron 1931), nov. comb, nov.stat. (ex Scymbalium), previously a subspecies of M. indicus; M. siamensis nov.sp. (Thailand); M. intermedius (Cameron 1936), nov.comb. (ex Scymbalium); M. sutteri (Scheerpeltz 1957), nov.comb. (ex Scymbalium); M. flavescens (Motschulsky 1858), nov.comb. (ex Scymbalium); M. distortus nov.sp. (Laos); M. sumbaensis (Scheerpeltz 1957), nov.comb. (ex Scymbalium); M. suturalis (Cameron 1930), nov.comb. (ex Scymbalium). Five synonymies are proposed: Scymbalium badium (Motschulsky 1858) = S. waageni Bernhauer 1928, nov. syn., = S. brunneum Cameron 1931, nov.syn.; Micrillus flavescens (Motschulsky 1858) = Scymbalium asperiventre Fauvel 1895, nov.syn.; Micrillus suturalis (Cameron 1930) = Scymbalium javanicum Cameron 1936, nov.syn. = S. borneense Cameron 1941, nov.syn. Lectotypes are designated for Scymbalium indicum Eppelsheim 1890, S. nigriceps Cameron 1931, S. intermedium Cameron 1936, S. asperiventre Fauvel 1895, and Lathrobomorphus badius Motschulsky 1895. The inter- and intrageneric affiliations of Scymbalium and Micrillus are discussed; the current assignment of both genera to the Lathrobiina is considered doubtful. Numerous additional records of previously revised species are reported, among them several new country records; one species is reported from the Palaearctic region for the first time. The distributions of ten species are mapped. A key to species and a checklist are provided.

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A new species and a new record of Aphaenostemmus from southern Turkey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae). Aphaenostemmus distortus nov.sp. (Turkey: Antalya) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from other Aphaenostemmus species recorded from the West Palaearctic region. Aphaenostemmus rhodicus Assing 2006, which was previously known only from the Greek island Rhodes, is reported from Turkey for the first time. The male sexual characters of A. rhodicus and A. bordei Peyerimhoff 1914 are illustrated for the first time.

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The second species of Echiaster from Asia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Echiaster maior nov.sp. (Laos), the second representative of the paederine genus Echiaster Erichson 1839 recorded from Asia, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from E. unicolor Bernhauer 1922. The aedeagus of E. unicolor is illustrated for the first time.

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A revision of Trisunius III. Three new species from North India and Nepal, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Three species of the medonine genus Trisunius Assing 2011 from Nepal and North India are described and illustrated: Trisunius volans nov.sp. (East Nepal), T. borailicus nov.sp. (India: Assam), and T. tenuincisus nov.sp. (India: Meghalaya). Additional records of three species from the Himalaya and China are reported. The distributions of nine species are mapped. An updated catalogue of the 17 species of Trisunius is provided.

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Two new species and a new record of Dolicaonina from Ecuador (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Gnathymenus rossii nov.sp. (Ecuador: Cotopaxi) and Stenopholea caeca nov.sp. (Ecuador: Pichincha), an anophthalmous species, are described and illustrated. Gnathymenus tungus Herman 1981 is reported from Cotopaxi province. The type localities of the new species are mapped.

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A revision of Neosclerus Cameron III. Two new species from India and Laos, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Two species of the paederine genus Neosclerus Cameron 1924, N. macer nov.sp. (Laos) and N. obscurus nov.sp. (NE-India), as well as the previously unknown male sexual characterrs of N. assamensis (Cameron 1931) are described and illustrated. Additional records of seven species are reported, among them several new country records and the first records of Neosclerus from Laos. The distributions of eight species are mapped. The genus now includes 29 species.

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Three new species of Paederinae from Northeast India (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Three species of Paederinae from Assam and Meghalaya in Northeast India are described and illustrated: Oedichirus depravatus nov.sp. (Meghalaya), O. bicuspidatus nov.sp. (Assam), and Paederus borailicus nov.sp. (Assam). The distributions of the new species are mapped.

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Three new species and new records of Stilicoderus and Stiliderus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Three species of Stilicoderus Sharp 1889 are described and illustrated: S. rastratus nov.sp. (China: Sichuan) of the japonicus group; S. separandus nov.sp. (India: Meghalaya, Assam) of the discalis group (previously confounded with S. strigosus (Rougemont 1985)); S. turacus nov.sp. (India: Meghalaya) of the variolosus group. Stilicoderus assamensis (Rougemont 1986), previously a synonym of S. kambaitiensis (Scheerpeltz 1965), is revalidated. Additional records of twelve species of Stilicoderus and of four species of Stiliderus Motschulsky 1858 are reported, among them new country records from Laos (3 species), Vietnam (2 species), and Malaysia (1 species). The distributions of six species are mapped.

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On the Staphylinidae of Rhodes, Greece (Insecta: Coleoptera). A study of 1346 specimens of Staphylinidae collected in the Greek island Rhodes in April 2012 and March 2013 yielded at least 69 species, among them several undescribed species and two first records from Greece. Myrmecopora (Myrmecopora) rhodica Assing nov.sp. (associated with Messor sp.), Astenus (Eurysunius) rhodicus Assing nov.sp. (associated with Tetramorium sp.), Sunius rhodicus Assing nov.sp. (belonging to the S. seminiger group), and Omalium rhodicum Zanetti & Assing nov.sp. (closely allied to O. henroti Coiffait 1976) are described and illustrated. A list of the species collected in 2012 and 2013, and an annotated checklist of the Staphylinidae recorded from Rhodes are provided. The known staphylinid fauna of Rhodes includes at least 130 species. Thirteen of these species, three of them undescribed, are currently known only from Rhodes and probably endemic. Thus, the diversity both of endemic and widespread Staphylinidae of Rhodes is signicantly lower that that of Crete and Cyprus.

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On the Lathrobium fauna of Japan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Five species of Lathrobium Gravenhorst 1802 from Japan are described and illustrated: L. biexcisum nov.sp. (Honshu), L. loebli nov.sp. (Honshu), L. kuramaicum nov.sp. (Honshu), L. duplebarbatum nov.sp. (Kyushu), and L. inflatum nov.sp. (Honshu). Three species originally attributed to Lathrobium are excluded from the genus and two synonymies are proposed: Pseudobium kobense (Sharp 1874), nov.comb., = Pseudobium hunanicum Assing 2012, nov.syn; Lobrathium scabripenne (Sharp 1874), nov.comb., = Lathrobium cylindricum Bernhauer 1938, nov.syn.; "Lathrobium" monilicorne (Sharp 1889). Lectotypes are designated for Lathrobium pollens Sharp 1889, L. kobense Sharp 1874, L. scabripenne Sharp 1874, and L. monilicorne Sharp 1889. Additional records of thirteen species are provided, nine of them from Japan. Two species previously known only from China are reported from Japan for the first time. The genus is now represented in Japan by 104 species, 99 of them micropterous, one wing-dimorphic, and four macropterous. A checklist of the Lathrobium species recorded from Japan is provided.

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New species and records of Lathrobium from China and Nepal (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Three species of Lathrobium Gravenhorst 1802 are described and illustrated, two of them from China, L. mancum Assing & Peng nov.sp. (Zhejiang: Tianmu Shan, Longwang Shan) and L. bicuspidatum Assing nov.sp. (Jilin: Chang Bai Shan), and one from Nepal, L. brevissimum Assing nov.sp. (Karnali Province: Humla District) of the L. jumlense group. Additional records of twelve species are provided, among them two new records from China. Thus, the genus is now represented in China by 170 and in the Himalaya by 52 described species. The previously unknown female sexual characters of L. barbiventre Assing 2013 and the sexual characters of the holotype of L. rougemonti Watanabe 1999 are illustrated.

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A revision of Palaearctic Medon IX. New species, new synonymies, a new combination, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Types and additional material of Medon Stephens 1833 from the Palaearctic region are revised. Thirteen species are (re-)described and illustrated. Seven, five of them micropterous, belong to the M. apicalis group: M. excavatus nov.sp. (Greece: Pelopónnisos); M. schawalleri nov.sp. (Nepal: Solukhumbu); M. bifidus nov.sp. (Nepal: Manaslu); M. dhaulagiricus nov.sp. (Nepal: Dhaulagiri); M. annapurnae nov.sp. (Nepal: Annapurna); M. inexcisus nov.sp. (Nepal: Annapurna); M. corniger nov.sp. (India: West Bengal, Assam; China: Yunnan). Four species are assigned to the M. ferrugineus group: Medon varamontis nov.sp. (Azores: São Miguel, the fourth anophthalmous species recorded from the Atlantic Islands); M. niger Cameron 1924, M. shaanxiensis nov.sp. (China: Shaanxi); M. perforatus nov.sp. (China: Zhejiang). One species, M. umbilicatus Cameron 1924, belongs to the M. fusculus group and one is of uncertain affiliations: M. flavomarginatus nov.sp. (Nepal: Manaslu). The following additional taxonomic acts are proposed: Medon niger Cameron 1924 = Hypomedon punctatus Coiffait 1975, nov.syn., = Medon raraensis Coiffait 1982, nov.syn.; Medon umbilicatus Cameron 1924 = M. trapeziphallus Coiffait 1975, nov.syn.; Luzea rubecula (Sharp 1889), nov.comb. (ex Medon) = Luzea valida Assing 2011, nov.syn. Lectotypes are designated for Medon niger Cameron 1924, M. umbilicatus Cameron 1924, and M. rubeculus Sharp 1889. Additional records, among them several new country records and a first record from the West Palaearctic region, are reported for 29 previously described species. The distributions of 16 species are mapped. The genus is now represented in the Palaearctic region by 77 confirmed species, one of them with five subspecies. Four of these species and one subspecies are of doubtful identity. A checklist of the Medon species of the Palaearctic region is provided.

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A revision of Palaearctic and Oriental Pseudolathra III. Seven new species and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Seven species of Pseudolathra Casey, 1905 are described and illustrated: Pseudolathra minuscula sp. n. (North Iran), P. bifida sp. n. (North India: Assam), and P. luzonica sp. n. (Philippines: Luzon) of the P. unicolor group, P. duplepectinata sp. n. (North India: Assam) and P. apectinata sp. n. (North India: Meghalaya) of the P. nigerrima group, as well as P. fundata sp. n. (Vietnam) and P. furcifera sp. n. (Sri Lanka) of the P. quadriceps group. Pseudolathra quadriceps (Cameron, 1938), comb. n. (ex Lathrobium Gravenhorst, 1802) is redescribed and illustrated, and a lectotype is designated. The P. quadriceps group is established based on evident synapomorphies; it currently includes three species from the Oriental region (Sri Lanka, Java, Vietnam). Additional records of six species from the Palaearctic and Oriental regions are reported, among them several new records. The distributions of seven species are mapped.

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Two new genera of Lathrobiina from the East Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Two genera of Lathrobiina are described, illustrated, and distinguished from Lathrobium Gravenhorst, 1802 and allied genera: Elytrobium gen. n. (type species: Lathrobium monilicorne Sharp, 1889) and Sinlathrobium gen. n. (type species: Lathrobium lobrathiforme Assing, 2012). Elytrobium is distributed in the southeast of the East Palaearctic region and includes six species: E. monilicorne (Sharp, 1889), comb. n. (Japan); E. gongganum sp. n. (China: Gongga Shan); E. qinlinganum sp. n. (China: Qinling Shan); E. seminitidum sp. n. (China: Shaanxi); E. scindens sp. n. (China: Daba Shan); E. alesianum sp. n. (Taiwan). Sinlathrobium comprises four species from China: S. lobrathiforme (Assing, 2012), comb. n. (Yunnan); S. lobrathioides (Assing, 2012), comb. n. (transferred from Lathrobium) (Chongqing); S. densepunctatum sp. n. (Sichuan); S. iniquum sp. n. (Yunnan). Keys to the species of both genera are provided, and their distributions are mapped. Although all the species of both genera appear to be fully winged, four of the six Elytrobium and all the Sinlathrobium species have been recorded from only a single locality each. Three Elytrobium and three Sinlathrobium species are currently represented only by their respective holotypes.

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On the Nazeris fauna of China II. New species and records from Zhejiang, Sichuan, and Yunnan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Material of the Palaearctic paederine genus Nazeris Fauvel, 1873 from the Chinese provinces Zhejiang, Sichuan, and Yunnan is revised. Thirty species are described and illustrated, eight of them from Sichuan and the remainder from Yunnan: Nazeris bilamellatus sp. n. (Sichuan: Emein Shan); N. foveatus sp. n. (Sichuan: Erlang Shan); N. appendiculatus sp. n. (Sichuan: Daxue Shan); N. puetzi sp. n. (Sichuan: Erlang Shan); N. cornutus sp. n. (Sichuan: Erlang Shan); N. trifurcatus sp. n. (Sichuan: Xiaoxiang Ling); N. wrasei sp. n. (Sichuan: Xiaoxiang Ling); N. schuelkei sp. n. (Sichuan: Labahe, Daxiang Ling); N. wuliangicus sp. n. (Yunnan: Wuliang Shan and adjacent mountain range); N. nivimontis sp. n. (Yunnan: Xue Shan N Lincang); N. sagittifer sp. n. (Yunnan: Ailao Shan, Wuliang Shan); N. secatus sp. n. (Yunnan: Laobie Shan); N. cangicus sp. n. (Yunnan: Diancang Shan); N. aculeatus sp. n. (Yunnan: Jizu Shan); N. zhemoicus sp. n. (Yunnan: Zhemo Shan); N. pungens sp. n. (Yunnan: Xue Shan ENE Lincang); N. lanuginosus sp. n. (Yunnan: Laobie Shan); N. peniculatus sp. n. (Yunnan: mountain range N Er Hai); N. barbatus sp. n. (Yunnan: Wuliang Shan); N. firmilobatus sp. n. (Yunnan: Gaoligong Shan); N. spiculatus sp. n. (Yunnan: mountain range E Luxi); N. curvus sp. n. (Yunnan: Gaoligong Shan); N. infractus sp. n. (Yunnan: Nu Shan); N. subdentatus sp. n. (Yunnan: Gaoligong Shan); N. meilicus sp. n. (Yunnan: Meili Xue Shan); N. vexillatus sp. n. (Yunnan: Gaoligong Shan); N. circumclusus sp. n. (Yunnan: Gaoligong Shan); N. hastatus sp. n. (Yunnan: Gaoligong Shan); N. bangmaicus sp. n. (Yunnan: Bangma Shan); N. fissus sp. n. (Yunnan: Ailao Shan, Wuliang Shan). Records of 17 additional species are reported, seven of them represented exclusively by females and probably undescribed, and the remainder described previously. The latter are from Zhejiang (two species), Sichuan (four species), and Yunnan (four species); the male sexual characters of some of them are illustrated. Species group affiliations are discussed. The distributions of 37 species are mapped. The genus now includes a total of 171 species and seven subspecies; 94 species have been reported from mainland China.

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A revision of Nazeris. IV. New species from China, Taiwan, and Thailand, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Twelve species of Nazeris Fauvel, 1873 are described and illustrated: N. formidabilis sp. n. (China: Sichuan: Luoji Shan), N. luojicus sp. n. (China: Sichuan: Luoji Shan), N. emeianus sp. n. (China: Sichuan: Emei Shan), N. abbreviatus sp. n. (China: Sichuan: Xichang env.), N. iaculatus sp. n. (China: Sichuan: Xiling Xue Shan), N. tricuspis sp. n. (China: Sichuan: Xiling Xue Shan), N. yulongicus sp. n. (China: Yunnan: Yulongxue Shan), N. inaequalis sp. n. (China: Jiangxi: Jinggang Shan), N. proiectus sp. n. (China: Jiangxi: Jinggang Shan), N. bicuspis sp. n. (northern Thailand), N. alesianus sp. n. (Taiwan: Kaohsiung Hsien), and N. reticulatus sp. n. (Taiwan: Kaohsiung Hsien). The type localities of the new species are mapped. Additional records of 17 species and subspecies are reported from the West Palaearctic region (five species), China (six species), Taiwan (two species), South Korea (one species), and Japan (three subspecies). The Palaearctic genus now includes 183 species and seven subspecies. In China it is represented by 103 described species, with the greatest diversity in Yunnan (34 species) and Sichuan (22 species), and in Taiwan by 21 species and one subspecies.

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On the Bolitochara species of the West Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Species of the genus Bolitochara Mannerheim, 1830 of the West Palaearctic region are revised. In all, sixteen species are recognized. Six species are described and illustrated: B. tecta sp. n. (= B. lucida auctt.; widespread from Turkey and the Caucasus region to North and West Europe), B. niticeps sp. n. (Azerbaijan), B. tenuicollis sp. n. (West Caucasus), B. anatolica sp. n. (South Turkey), B. persica sp. n. (North Iran), and B. recta sp. n. (South Turkey). Bolitochara humeralis Lucas, 1846, previously a synonym of B. varia Erichson, 1839, is revalidated. The following synonymies are established: Bolitochara humeralis Lucas, 1846 = B. ornata Kapp, 2010, syn. n.; B. lucida (Gravenhorst, 1802) = B. reyi Sharp, 1875, syn. n.; B. pulchra (Gravenhorst, 1806) = B. elongata Heer, 1839, syn. n. A neotype is designated for Aleochara pulchra Gravenhorst, 1806, the type species of Bolitochara, and for A. cincta Gravenhorst, 1806. Lectotypes are designated for Aleochara lucida Gravenhorst, 1802, Bolitochara eximia Eppelsheim, 1883, B. elongata Heer, 1839, B. mulsanti Sharp, 1875, B. obliqua Erichson, 1837, and B. caucasica Eppelsheim, 1890. An examination of the type material of B. lucida (Gravenhorst, 1802) revealed that the species has been misinterpreted by virtually all authors since Gravenhorst (1802). This species is apparently extremely rare; recent records are nearly absent. The West Palaearctic Bolitochara species are assigned to two species groups, the B. obliqua (four species) and the B. lucida groups (twelve species). The male primary sexual characters of all West Palaearctic Bolitochara species are illustrated. The distributions of most species are revised and mapped. Numerous new country records are reported. A key to the species of the West Palaearctic region and a catalogue of the Palaearctic representatives of the genus are provided.

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A revision of the Nazeris fauna of the Himalaya (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). The Himalayan species of the South Palaearctic genus Nazeris Fauvel, 1873 are revised. Disregarding several unnamed taxa, which are represented only by females, 48 species are recorded, 37 of which are new to science: N. adentatus sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. annapurnae sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. barbatissimus sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. barbimpressus sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. barbisternalis sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. barbiventris sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. bipenicillatus sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. calvus sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. castratus sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. confluens sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. densissimus sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. diffissus sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. disinteger sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. dissectus sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. excisus sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. exsectus sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. flavapicalis sp. n. (N-India: West Bengal); N. flavocaudatus sp. n. (N-India: West Bengal); N. flexus sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. fractus sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. gilvapicalis sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. glabriventris sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. hirsutiventris sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. imberbis sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. incisus sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. inexcisus sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. kleebergi sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. laevis sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. parvilobatus sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. penicillatus sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. pugiofer sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. punctatissimus sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. rotundatus sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. sikkimensis sp. n. (N-India: Sikkim); N. schawalleri sp. n. (E-Nepal); N. tenuipennis sp. n. (C-Nepal); N. umbilicatus sp. n. (C-Nepal). Except for N. indicus Cameron, 1943, whose male sexual characters are unknown, and N. apterus (Biswas & Sen Gupta, 1984), comb. n. (ex Himastenus), of which no material was available, all the named species are (re-)described an illustrated. Four synonymies are proposed: Nazeris Fauvel, 1873 = Himastenus Biswas & Sen Gupta, 1984, syn. n.; N. franzi Coiffait, 1975 = N. major Coiffait, 1975, syn. n.; N. nepalensis Coiffait, 1975 = N. omisus Coiffait, 1977, syn. n.; N. quadraticeps Coiffait, 1975 = N. trisulensis Coiffait, 1984, syn. n. Three species groups are identified and characterized, the N. elegans (14 species distributed in Central Nepal), the N. flavocaudatus (16 species distributed in East Nepal, West Bengal, and Sikkim), and the N. alticola groups (18 species distributed in the region from Uttarakhand eastwards to Solukhumbu district in East Nepal). The known distribution of Nazeris in the Himalaya ranges from Uttarakhand in the west to Sikkim in the east. Based on zoogeographic evidence, the Himalayan Nazeris fauna is of East Palaearctic affiliations. Thus, the East Palaearctic fauna is separated from that of the West Palaearctic region by a distribution gap of nearly 4,000 km. Nazeris is unknown from the East Himalaya between Sikkim and the Chinese province Yunnan, most likely owing to the general lack of material from this region. All the species are micropterous and, except for the relatively widespread N. alticola Coiffait, 1975, more or less locally endemic. The diversity is highest in central and East Nepal, and in Darjeeling District (North India); only two species are known from region to the west of the Dhaulagiri range. A catalogue of the Himalayan Nazeris species is provided. The species inhabit the leaf litter layer of montane forest and shrub habitats between 1700 and 4200 m; the vertical distribution is illustrated. In all, the genus is now represented by 223 described species and seven subspecies. The distribution of the genus as a whole, the general distribution of recordes from the Himalaya, and the individual distributions of the Himalayan species are mapped.