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Abdurakhmanov G.M., Nabozhenko M.V. 2011. Keys and catalogue to darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae s. str.) of the Caucasus and south of European part of Russia. Moscow: KMK Scientific press. 361 p.

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Abdurakhmanov G.M., Nabozhenko M.V. 2011. Keys and catalogue to darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae s. str.) of the Caucasus and south of European part of Russia. Moscow: KMK Scientific press. 361 p.

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Tenebrionidae (without Alleculinae) of the Caucasus and South of European part of Russia are considered in this work. 311 species and subspecies from 117 genera (41 tribes) are included in the catalogue. Keys for 300 species. 49 not inhabit or not found on the Caucasus and Southern Russia species are considered in the end of the catalogue are given. Information about 400 invalid (synonymies or substituted) and unavailable names (nomen nudum) is given. For each species bibliography and synonymy, type material (if studied), notes (if it necessary), common distribution and regional distribution. Catalogue illustrated by 396 figures and 42 photos are given. New taxa (3): Microdera campestris karanogaica, subsp. n., Blaps kovali sp. n., Probaticus (Pelorinus) medvedevi, sp. n. New synonymy (26): Calyptopsis pulchella (Faldermann, 1837) = Calyptopsis antoniae Reitter, 1889, syn. n.; Calyptopsis pulchella pulchella (Faldermann, 1837) = Calyptopsis pulchella apsheronica Bogatchev, 1948, syn. n.; Dailognatha caraboides (Eschscholtz, 1831) = Gnathosia depressicornis Faldermann in Fischer von Waldheim, 1823, syn. n.; Tentyria nomas (Pallas, 1781) = Tentyria kindermanni syn. n.; Tentyria nomas (Pallas, 1781) = Tentyria nomas coerulescens Bogdanov-Katjkov, 1915, syn. n.; Tentyria nomas (Pallas, 1781) = Tentyria valentinae Bogdanov-Katjkov, 1915, syn. n.; Tentyria striatopunctata Ménétriés, 1832 = Tentyria olgae Bogdanov-Katjkov, 1915, syn. n.; Tentyria tessulata Tauscher, 1812 = Tentyria tessulata rugosipleuris Bogdanov-Katjkov, 1915, syn. n.; Lasiostola pubescens (Pallas, 1781) = Lasiostola plustschevskyi Reitter, 1893, syn. n.; Pachyscelis musiva Faldermann in Ménétriés, 1832 = Brachyscelis mammillata Faldermann, 1837, syn. n.; Pimelia capito Krynicki, 1832 = Pimelia metopotapha Fischer von Waldheim in Ménétriés, 1832, syn. n.; Pimelia capito Krynicki, 1832 = Brachyscelis granifera Faldermann, 1837, syn. n.; Pimelia capito = Pimelia schoenherri Faldermann, 1837, syn. n.; Blaps lethifera Marsham, 1802 = Blaps robusta Motschulsky, 1845, syn. n.; Blaps lethifera lethifera Marsham, 1802 = Blaps anthracina Faldermann, 1837, syn. n.; Blaps lethifera pterotapha Fischer von Waldheim in Ménétriés, 1832 = Blaps luctuosa Ménétriés, 1832, syn. n.; Blaps lethifera pterotapha Marsham, 1802 = Blaps obliterata Ménétriés, 1849, syn. n.; Blaps mortisaga (Linnaeus, 1758) = B. planicollis Motschulsky, 1845 (nec. B. planicollis Laporte, 1840), syn. n.; B. scabriuscula subalpina Ménétriés, 1832 = B. montana Motschulsky, 1839, syn. n. ; Opatroides punctulatus parvulus (Faldermann, 1837) = Penthicus subcylindricus Ménétriés, 1848, syn. n.; Opatrum sabulosum (Linnaeus, 1760) = Opatrum reitteri Schuster, 1915, syn. n.; Laena lederi Weise, 1878 = Laena bogatschevi Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1984, syn. n.; Cylindrinotus acutangulus (Seidlitz, 1896) = Helops (Cylindronotus) bellator Reitter, 1902, syn. n.; Cylindrinotus femoratus (Faldermann, 1837) = Cylindrinotus funestus Faldermann, 1837, syn. n.; Hedyphanes laticollis Fischer von Waldheim in Ménétriés, 1832 = Hedyphanes desertus Motschulsky, 1845, syn. n.; Probaticus subrugosus (Duftschmid, 1812) = Hedyphanes fovoelatostriatus Motschulsky, 1845, syn. n. Reinstated synonymies (6): Tentyria tessulata Tauscher, 1812 = Tentyria incusa Ménétriés, 1832, syn. resurr.; Pachyscelis musiva (Faldermann in Ménétriés, 1832) = Brachyscelis leprosa Faldermann, 1837, syn. resurr.; Pimelia cursor Ménétriés, 1832 = Pimelia dubia Faldermann, 1837, syn. resurr.; Hedyphanes laticollis Fischer von Waldheim in Ménétriés, 1832 = Hedyphanes hegeteroides Faldermann, 1837, syn. resurr.; Hedyphanes tagenioides Ménétriés, 1832 = Hedyphanes dejeani Faldermann, 1837, syn. resurr.; Hedyphanes tagenioides Ménétriés, 1832 = Hedyphanes upioides Faldermann, 1837 syn. resurr. Reinstated species and subspecies (5): Pachyscelis musiva gastridula Faldermann, 1837, subsp. resurr.; Pimelia persica Faldermann, 1837, spec. resurr.; Blaps araxicola Seidlitz, 1893, sp. resurr.; Blaps pudica Ballion, 1888, sp. resurr.; Opatroides punctulatus parvulus Faldermann, 1837, subsp. resurr. Rank of 3 taxa reinstated: Tentyria taurica Tauscher, 1812, stat. resurr. (from subspecies); Neatus picipes subaequalis Reitter, 1920, stat. resurr. (from species); Hedyphanes nycterinoides Faldermann, 1837, stat. resurr. (from subspecies). Rank of 1 species is lowered to subspecies: Corticeus fasciatus basalis Reitter, 1884, stat. n. One name is considered is nomena dubia: Blaps armeniaca Baudi, 1876, nomen dubia; 10 species are considered as species incertae sedis: Anatolica gibbosa punctipleuris Bogdanov-Katjkov, 1915, subsp. insectae sedis; Calyptopsis armeniaca Baudi di Selve, 1874, sp. incertae sedis; Tentyria clavata Kraatz, 1865, sp. incertae sedis; Dissonomus ellipticus (Desbrochers des Loges, 1881), sp. incertae sedis; Penthicus granulatus Desbrochers des Loges, 1881, sp. incertae sedis; Laena caucasica Motschulsky, 1845, sp. incertae sedis; Cylindrinotus gibbosus (Seidlitz, 1896), species incertae sedis; Hedyphanes chalybaeus Faldermann, 1837, sp. incertae sedis; Hedyphanes helopioides Faldermann, 1837, sp. incertae sedis; Helops caucasicus Allard, 1877, sp. incertae sedis. 40 lectotypes are designated: Anatolica abbreviata Gebler, 1832; Calyptopsis morawitzi Faust, 1877; Calyptopsis emarginata Reitter, 1889; Calyptopsis nitescens Reitter, 1897; Gnathosia pulchella Faldermarm, 1837 (Calyptopsis); Calyptopsis antoniae Reitter, 1889; Gnathosia depressicornis (Faldermann, 1823) (Dailognatha); Tentyria nomas coerulescens Bogdanov-Katjkov, 1915; Tentyria striatopunctata Ménétriés, 1832; Tentyria incusa Ménétriés, 1832; Adesmia pulcherrima Faldermann in Fischer von Waldheim, 1835; Leptodes lederi Reitter, 1889; Leptodes zubkovi Semenov-Tjan-Shansky, 1909; Dichillus araxidis Reitter, 1889; Brachyscelis musiva gastridula Faldermann, 1837 (Pachyscelis); Pimelia musiva musiva Faldermann in Ménétriés, 1832 (Pachyscelis); Pimelia clavaria Faldermann in Ménétriés, 1832 (Pachyscelis); Brachyscelis leprosa Faldermann, 1837 (Pachyscelis); Pachyscelis mammillata Faldermann, 1837; Pimelia ventricosa Faldermann, 1837; Pimelia neglecta Fischer von Waldheim in Ménétriés, 1832; Pimelia schoenherri Faldermann, 1837; Pimelia metopotapha Fischer von Waldheim in Ménétriés, 1832; Brachyscelis granifera Faldermann, 1837 (Pimelia); Pimelia cursor Ménétriés, 1832; Pimelia dubia Faldermann, 1837; Pimelia persica Faldermann, 1837; Pimelia tuberculata Fischer von Waldheim in Ménétriés, 1832; Pimelia setosa Faldermann in Ménétriés, 1832 (Trachyderma); Blaps deplanata Ménétriés, 1832; Blaps muricata Fischer de Waldheim in Ménétriés, 1832; Blaps robusta Motschulsky, 1845; Blaps anthracina Faldermann, 1837; Blaps pruinosa Eversmann in Faldermann, 1836; Blaps rorulenta Motschulsky, 1845; Blaps taeniolata Ménétriés, 1832; Microzoum collare Motschulsky, 1839 (Platynosum); Hedyphanes coerulescens Fischer von Waldheim, 1820; Hedyphanes impressicollis Faldermann, 1837; Hedyphanes quadraticollis Ménétriés, 1832.
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