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2016, Vol. 4, Issue 3
A new species Aphodius geomynidomus n. sp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from burrows of the pocket gopher, Geomys arenarius Merriam 1895 (Mammalia: Rodentia: Geomyidae) in El Paso, Texas

William Godwin

This paper reports a newrnspecies of coleopteran of family Scarabaeidae from far western Texas in thernvicinity of El Paso, Texas. Aphodius geomynidomus n. sp. lives as arncommensal symbiotic inquiline in the nest chambers of the pocket gopher, Geomysrnarenarius Merriam 1895 [4]. It is distinguished from the nearestrncongeneric species by morphological features including sculpture of the head,rnshape of the male genitalia and adentate condition of the clypeus.
Detail of clypeus and head punctuation in holotype. Photo by Steve Korevec
Fig.: Detail of clypeus and head punctuation in holotype. Photo by Steve Korevec
Pages : 16-18 | 908 Views | 55 Downloads
How to cite this article:
William Godwin. A new species Aphodius geomynidomus n. sp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from burrows of the pocket gopher, Geomys arenarius Merriam 1895 (Mammalia: Rodentia: Geomyidae) in El Paso, Texas. 2016; 4(3): 16-18.
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