The identity of Haliplus (Coleoptera: Haliplidae) from the Pilbara region of Australia, including the description of four new species

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ABSTRACT – The subtropical, semi-arid Pilbara region of Western Australia was recently subject to an extensive survey of its invertebrate fauna including aquatic habitats. Among the aquatic beetles collected were numerous specimens of the genus Haliplus, none of which could be confidently identified. We report on our study of this material and provide descriptions, including detailed illustrations of four new species; H. halsei sp. nov., H. fortescueensis sp. nov., H. pinderi sp. nov. and H. pilbaraensis sp. nov. A key to the species of Haliplus now known for the Pilbara is given.

KEYWORDS: Coleoptera, Haliplidae, Haliplus, taxonomy, Western Australia, Pilbara.

Author(s) C.H.S. Watts and J. McRae
Volume
Records 25 : Part 4
Article Published
2010
Page Number
387

DOI
10.18195/issn.0312-3162.25(4).2010.387-398