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Date of this Version

November 2001


Published in Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 94(6): 866Ð870 (2001). Copyright 2001 by KARLA VILLATORO AND MARY LIZ JAMESON. Used by permission.


A new genus and species of geniatine scarab is described from southeastern Brazil. The genus Xenogeniates is characterized by the unusual shape of the mesosternum, which is strongly invaginated and concave. Unusual characteristics of the taxon are discussed in relation to the Rutelinae and the Scarabaeidae.

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