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- Brounea sunjaei Park, Jong-Seok, 2015, Zootaxa 3990: 562-562.
Type material. Holotype. New Zealand: Three Kings Islands (TH): ♂, aedeagus dissected and mounted in balsam on clear plastic card, “ NEW ZEALAND: TH: Tasman Valley 26 XI 1970, J.C. Watt Litter 70 / 223 ”, “ HOLOTYPE Brounea sunjaei Park and Carlton des. 2013 ”.
Etymology. This species is named for Kee-Jeong Ahn lab alumnus, Korean Leiodidae specialist, and an enthusiastic supporter of this study, Dr. Sun-Jae Park.
Diagnosis. This species is only known from the Three Kings Islands, and can be distinguished from the other species of Brounea by the following combination of characters: large eye, one-half length of temple (Fig. 2 j); male gula with heart-shaped depression bearing dense setae (Fig. 2 u: arrow); antennomeres 4–7 longer than wide, 8–10 subquadrate; elytra subquadrate together (Fig. 1 j), hind wings reduced to small pads; median lobe and parameres slender (Fig. 3 j).
Description of male. Length 1.7 mm. Body brown, elytra, legs, antennae and maxillary palpi paler (Fig. 1 j). Head. Head triangular, widest across temples (Fig. 2 j). Gula with heart-shaped depression bearing dense setae (Fig. 2 u: arrow). Antennomeres 1–2 elongate, 3 subquadrate, 4–7 longer than wide, 8–10 subquadrate. Frontal sulcus shallow and reaching front point of eye (Fig. 2 j). Posterior frontal fovea present and oval. Eye large and prominent, one-half length of temple (Fig. 2 j). Thorax. Prosternum longer than wide, widest at one-third length. Elytra approximately triangular (Fig. 1 j). Hind wings reduced as small pads. Meso- and metaventrites together trapezoidal in ventral view, as long as wide. Abdomen. Abdominal tergite IV without patch of microtrichia. Aedeagus. Median lobe and parameres slender (Fig. 3 j). Phallobase symmetrical and rounded (Fig. 3 j). Parameres symmetrical, slender with setae at tip (Fig. 3 j). Female unknown.
Distribution. Three Kings Islands (TH) (Fig. 5: white circle). Habitat. The holotype was collected by sifting leaf litter.
- 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: 562-562. doi