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- Brounea mangamukaensis Park, Jong-Seok, 2015, Zootaxa 3990: 561-562.
Type material. Holotype. New Zealand: Northland (ND): ♂ (NZAC), aedeagus dissected and mounted in balsam on clear plastic card, “ NEW ZEALAND:ND Mangamuka Gorge S.R., 6.6km NW Mangamuka, 70m, 25.xi– 5.xii. 1984 hdwd.–podocarp forest A.Newton/M.Thayer 682 ”, “flight intercept (window) trap”, “ HOLOTYPE Brounea mangamukaensis Park and Carlton des. 2013 ”.
Etymology. This species is named after the type locality, Mangamuka, Auckland.
Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from the other species of Brounea by the following combination of characters: large eye, one-half length of temple (Fig. 2 i); frontal rostrum fused, inverted heart-shaped; male head weakly swollen ventrally (Fig. 2 t); antennomeres 4–8 longer than wide, 9–10 subquadrate; paramere enlarged, emarginate in distal one-third with setae at tip (Fig. 3 i).
Description of male. Length 1.8 mm. Body yellowish brown, elytra, legs, antennae and maxillary palpi paler (Fig. 1 i). Head. Head triangular, widest across eyes (Fig. 2 i). Ventral surface of head weakly swollen (Fig. 2 t). Antennomeres 1–2 elongate, 3 subquadrate, 4–8 longer than wide, 9–10 subquadrate. Frontal sulcus deep and reaching one-third length of eye from apex of rostrum (Fig. 2 i). Frontal rostrum fused, inverted heart-shaped. Posterior frontal fovea present and oval. Eye large and prominent, one-half length of temple (Fig. 2 i). Thorax. Prosternum as long as wide, widest at midpoint. Elytra rectangular (Fig. 1 i). Hind wings well-developed. Meso- and metaventrites together trapezoidal in ventral view, longer than wide. Abdomen. Abdominal tergite IV with pair of oval or transverse patches of microtrichia. Aedeagus. Median lobe triangular (Fig. 3 i). Phallobase symmetrical and rounded (Fig. 3 i). Parameres symmetrical and enlarged, emarginate in distal one-third with setae at tip (Fig. 3 i). Female unknown.
Distribution. Northland (ND) (Fig. 5: star). Habitat. The holotype was collected using a flight intercept/window trap in a hardwood and podocarp forest.
- Park, Jong-Seok; Carlton, Christopher E.; 2015: Brounea, a new genus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from New Zealand, with descriptions of nine new species, Zootaxa 3990: 561-562. doi