Revision of the genus Plesiochara Sawada (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae)

Shûgo Inoue, Munetoshi Maruyama

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The Japanese species of the genus Plesiochara Sawada, 1989 (tribe Aleocharini) are revised. Four species are recognized from Japan: Plesiochara japonica (Sharp, 1874) comb. nov. (removed from Ocalea Erichson), P. nitida Sawada, 1990, P. inflexa sp. nov. and P. rufula sp. nov. Plesiochara fusca Sawada, 1989 is synonymized with P. japonica, syn. nov. All species are described or redescribed, and a key is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-519
Number of pages19
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 18 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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