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  1. A new genus and species of Ceratocanthidae from Tanzania (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)

    A new genus and species of Ceratocanthidae from Tanzania (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Cryptophilharmostes mahunkai n.gen., n.sp., a remarkable Ceratocanthidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) from the Usambara Mountains (Tanzania), is described. The morphology of the clypeus and mesoepisternum is discussed, also with reference to other Ceratocanthidae. The affinities of the genus are discussed, and within...
  2. Evidence of multiple divergent mitochondrial lineages within the southern African diplopod genus <em>Bicoxidens</em> Attems, 1928 (Spirostreptida)

    Evidence of multiple divergent mitochondrial lineages within the southern African diplopod genus <em>Bicoxidens</em> Attems, 1928 (Spirostreptida)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Two recent studies have suggested that divergent mitochondrial lineages may be present within spirostreptid genera such as Bicoxidens Attems, 1928. Bicoxidens, similar to many other endemic soil invertebrates, exhibits low dispersal capabilities and strict microclimate habitat preferences, attributes that often...