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Gyponyx apicalis (Chevrolat, 1842), Südafrika, SE 3130AA, Umtanvuma 3.1.1989, leg. T. Beyers; Gyponyx signifer (Boheman, 1851), Tanzania, Nufindi Dist., Nafinga 1000m, 21.11.-4.12.1989, leg. R. Mourglia; and several further specimens of this genus (all RGCM).
Head: Eyes strongly protruding, broadly but not deeply emarginate at antennal insertion; interocular space more than 1.5 eye widths; gular sutures converging, gular process broad; A1 large, stout, almost two times longer than A2, A2 shorter than A3, A3-A6 filiform, A7-A10 slightly dilated distally, antennomeres becoming shorter, A11 sub-ovate, apical third pinched, without club.
Thorax: Proepimeron medium-sized, more rounded than acute; anterior mesosternal process present; metendosternite with normal furcal stalk, short, normal furcal arms and very slightly emarginate stalk base (Fig. 14). Elytra long, subparallel, strongly dilated apically (broadest behind middle), apices broadly rounded, elytral punctation arranged into ten more or less regular striae.
Legs: Of normal size; tarsal pulvillar formula 4-4-4, tibial spur formula 2-2-2; tibiae with longitudinal carinae; claws simple.
Abdomen: Apical margin of male ventrite 6 very slightly emarginate (Fig. 50); tegmen broad, phallobasic struts fused, phallic struts and phallobasic apodeme broad, but not conspicuously dilated distally (Fig. 41).
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