Stereocephalus

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Stereocephalus
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Stereocephalus

Lynch, 1884
Type species
Stereocephalus seriatipennis
Lynch, 1884
Species
  • Stereocephalus myrigeus
  • Stereocephalus rinnanus
  • Stereocephalus ruhus
  • Stereocephalus seriatipennis

Stereocephalus is a genus of rove beetles from South America described by Félix Lynch Arribálzaga in 1884. Species occur in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Venezuela.[1]

Description[edit]

Stereocephalus beetles range from 4 to 14 mm (0.16 to 0.55 in) long, and are reddish brown in color.[1]

Species[edit]

Species Taxon author Geographic range[1] Notes[1]
Stereocephalus myrigeus Herman, 1979 Central Brazil (Mato Grosso, including Xingu National Park) The largest of the genus, up to 14 mm long, with large, protuberant eyes.
Stereocephalus rinnanus Herman, 1979 Southeast Brazil (Rio de Janeiro state) Differs from other Stereocephalus in having two bare spots (lacking setae) on head. 7.2 to 8.5 mm long.
Stereocephalus ruhus Herman, 1979 Northern Brazil (Pará) Around 4 mm long.
Stereocephalus seriatipennis Lynch, 1884 Northern Argentina, Paraguay, southern Brazil, and northern Venezuela 6 to 7.5 mm long, also known as S. dilaticeps

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Herman, Lee H. (1979). "Revision of Stereocephalus (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Paederinae)". American Museum Novitates (2683): 1–13.