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A systematic revision of Baconia Lewis (Coleoptera, Histeridae, Exosternini)
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  • Michael S Caterino, Clemson University
  • Alexey K Tishechkin, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Document Type
Book
Publication Date
10-1-2013
Publisher
Pensoft Publishers
Abstract
Here we present a complete revision of the species of Baconia. Up until now there have been 27 species assigned to the genus (Mazur 2011), in two subgenera (Binhister Cooman and Baconia s. str.), with species in the Neotropical, Nearctic, Palaearctic, and Oriental regions. We recognize all these species as valid and correctly assigned to the genus, and redescribe all of them. We synonymize Binhister, previously used for a polyphyletic assemblage of species with varied relationships in the genus. We move four species into Baconia from other genera, and describe 85 species as new, bringing the total for the genus to 116 species. We divide these into 12 informal species groups, leaving 13 species unplaced to group. We present keys and diagnoses for all species, as well as habitus photos and illustrations of male genitalia for nearly all.
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Originally published open access. Published version found here: http://www.pensoft.net/J_FILES/1/articles/5744/5744-G-3-layout.pdf.

Citation Information
Caterino MS, Tishechkin AK (2013) A systematic revision of Baconia Lewis (Coleoptera, Histeridae, Exosternini). ZooKeys 343: 1–297. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.343.5744