A remarkable new species of Nothochodaeus Nikolajev from Sumatra (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae)

  • M.J. Paulsen
Keywords: Taxonomy, Indonesia, Ochodaeinae, Ochodaeus


Nothochodaeus marsupialis Paulsen, new species (Coleoptera: Ochodaeidae), is described from Aceh Province, Indonesia, on the island of Sumatra. The species possesses deep abdominal cavities behind a shield-like central process, as well as rows of conical tubercles laterally on the second and third ventrites. These structures have not been found in any other members of the genus or family.