SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.36 issue1The genus Echinolittorina Habe, 1956 (Gastropoda: Littorinidae) from rocky shores of Colombian Pacific CoastRediscovery of Mabuya berengerae, Mabuya pergravis (Squamata: Scincidae) and Coniophanes andresensis (Squamata: Colubridae), and assesment of its threatened status in the San Andrés and Providencia Islands, Colombia author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand



Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google



Print version ISSN 0366-5232


ARIAS, JORGE ARMANDO  and  MEDINA U., CLAUDIA ALEJANDRA. Three new species of Cryptocanthon Balthasar, 1942 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) from Colombia. Caldasia [online]. 2014, vol.36, n.1, pp.165-180. ISSN 0366-5232.

Descriptions of three new species of Cryptocanthon from Colombia are presented: Cryptocanthon andradei, Cryptocanthon buriticaorum and Cryptocanthon pulidoae. Illustrations of male habitus, external morphological characters, male genital including sclerites of the internal sac, and distribution maps for each species are provided. A key to the identification of the Colombian species of Cryptocanthon is also presented. In addition, new distributions records for the species of Colombia are given and the departmental distributions are expanded for: C. altus ( Santander), C. foveatus ( Santander), C. peckorum (Vichada) and C. humidus(Caquetá, Nariño and Putumayo).

Keywords : Dung beetles; Colombian Andes; Cryptocanthon; New species.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )