Cyphon mobula

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Scirtoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Elateriformia
Superfamilia: Scirtoidea

Familia: Scirtidae
Subfamilia: Scirtinae
Genus: Cyphon
Species: Cyphon mobula

Name[edit]

Cyphon mobula Zwick, 2013: 173, figs. 12, 13, 20

  • Type locality: AUSTRALIA: 3 mi W. of Mourilyan, N.Q., sandy soil at light.
  • Holotype: ANIC, ♂, 5.xi.66, E.Britton.
  • Etymology: Male sternite 9 with its paired processes reminded me of the silhouette of rays of genus Mobula.

References[edit]

  • Zwick, P. 2013: Australian marsh beetles. 3. A restricted concept of genus Cyphon, Australian species of Cyphon s. str., and the new Australasian genus Nanocyphon (Coleoptera: Scirtidae). Genus 24(2): 163-189. full article (PDF) Reference page.  [original description: p. 173, figs. 12, 13, 20]