Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: A new species of the Australian Halorhynchus from Madagascar (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cossoninae, Onycholipini) informs cossonine classification
|STEINER JR.,, W. - Smithsonian Institute|
|ANDRIAMASIMANANA, RAFI - University Of Antananarivo|
Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/11/2022
Publication Date: 5/16/2022
Citation: Chamorro, M.L., Steiner Jr., W.E., Andriamasimanana, R. 2022. A new species of the Australian Halorhynchus from Madagascar (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cossoninae, Onycholipini) informs cossonine classification. ZooKeys. 1100:103-116. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1100.75987.
Interpretive Summary: The discovery of this new species of an Australian genus of weevil in Madagascar, sheds light into the complicated distribution and dispersal patterns of cossonine weevils and suggests potentially high-levels of synonymy at the rank of genus. This data suggests these weevils are able to colonize remote areas through long-distance overseas dispersal and potential pest could reach U.S. coastal areas on their own. This information will better prepare and inform scientists, resource managers, port identifiers, and the genera public to track, manage and control potential new colonizers.
Technical Abstract: Halorhynchus remii Chamorro & Steiner, new species is described from Madagascar. The species is compared to other psammophilous, anophthlamous onycholipine cossonines. Overseas dispersal and sand burrowing adaptation is discussed.