Howden, H.F. and Storey, R.I. (1992) Phylogeny of the Rhyparini and the new tribe Stereomerini, with descriptions of new genera and species (Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae; Aphodiinae). Canadian. Journal of. Zoology, 70 . pp. 1810-1823.
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A new tribe, the Stereomerini, is established for four unusual genera: Stereomera Arrow, Termitaxis Krikken, Australoxenella n.gen., and Bruneixenus n.gen. The previously described genera are monotypic, as is Bruneixenus, the type species being B. squamosus n.sp. from Brunei. Australoxenella contains two new species, A. humptydooensis, type species, and A. bathurstensis, both from the Northern Territory, Australia.
The relationships of the new tribe are analyzed and compared with the most closely related tribe, the Rhyparini, in the Aphodiinae. The tribe Rhyparini is redefined, and the genus Notocaulus Quedenfeldt is transferred to the Eupariini. A key to genera in both the Stereomerini and the Rhyparini is presented, important characters are illustrated, a cladogram is given, and convergence is discussed.
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|Keywords:||Rhyparini; Stereomerini; Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae; Aphodiinae; scarab beetles.|
|Subjects:||Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects|
|Deposited On:||08 Jul 2004|
|Last Modified:||19 Apr 2011 00:34|
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