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Bolboceratine scarabs of genera Bolbohamatum Krikken, 1980 and Bolbogonium Boucomont, 1911 (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) from central India

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Kailash Chandra ,

Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata 700053, West Bengal, IN
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Devanshu Gupta

Zoological Survey of India, Jabalpur 482002, Madhya Pradesh, IN
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Abstract

This study includes a taxonomic account of four species of genus Bolbohamatum; B. calanus (Westwood, 1848), B. phallosum Krikken, 1980, B. marginale Krikken, 1980 and B. laterale (Westwood, 1848) and one species of genus Bolbogonium; B. insidiosum Krikken, 1977 from Central India (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh). The pronotal ornamentation and external male genitalia of Bolbohamatum species has been diagnosed with the incorporation of an identification key to the species from Central India. A checklist containing 19 Indian species of both genera (Bolbohamatum and Bolbogonium) has also been prepared with their distribution in different states of India as well as outside of India.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v4i2.5058

TAPROBANICA. October, 2012. Vol. 04, No. 02: pp. 69-76

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v4i2.5058
How to Cite: Chandra, K. & Gupta, D., (2012). Bolboceratine scarabs of genera Bolbohamatum Krikken, 1980 and Bolbogonium Boucomont, 1911 (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) from central India. TAPROBANICA: The Journal of Asian Biodiversity. 4(2), pp.69–76. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v4i2.5058
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Published on 25 Dec 2012.
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