|Moorea zealandica, new genus and species from New Zealand with a discussion of its phylogenetic relationships (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae)|
Ahn, K.-J. (2004). Moorea zealandica, new genus and species from New Zealand with a discussion of its phylogenetic relationships (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). N.Z. J. Zool. 31(3): 255-261
In: New Zealand Journal of Zoology. Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research: Wellington. ISSN 0301-4223, more
Coleoptera [WoRMS]; Liparocephalini [WoRMS]; Moorea zealandica; Staphylinidae Latreille, 1804 [WoRMS]
Moorea zealandica , intertidal, Liparocephalini, Staphylinidae, Coleoptera, New Zealand, phylogenetic relationships
Moorea zealandica, new genus and species, is described and illustrations of diagnostic features are presented. Based on, seta v absent on mentum, contiguous mesocoxal cavities, and galea with several setae only on mesal surface and apex with setae, Moorea zealandica is hypothesised to be a member of the tribe Liparocephalini. A cladistic analysis of the Liparocephalini based on 50 adult characters suggests that the genus Moorea belongs to the Liparocephalini.