Papuadessus baueri

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Ordo: Coleoptera
Familia: Dytiscidae
Subfamilia: Hydroporinae
Tribus: Bidessini
Genus: Papuadessus


Papuadessus baueri Balke, Warikar, Toussaint, Hendrich, 2013

Type locality

Biak Island, road from Biak Town to Korim, 00°55.736' S 136°02.766' E, Biak Island, Papua, Indonesia.

Type material

Holotype male. “Indonesia/ Biak 7 BIA 1 Lake betw. Biak & Korem, 80 m, 13.7.1991 leg. Balke & Hendrich”, “Holotype Papuadessus baueri sp. nov. Balke, Warikar, Toussaint & Hendrich des. 2013“ in MZB - LIPI Division of Zoology, Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Cibinong, Indonesia.



Etymology. To Jakob Bauer, volunteer in the Coleoptera section who visits us every week to mount specimens with a “thank you – your help is greatly appreciated”!



  • Balke, M. 2001: Papuadessus pakdjoko – a new genus and species of rheobiont diving beetle from New Guinea of potential use for environmental impact assessments (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Hydrobiologia, 464: 107-112.
  • Balke, M., Warikar, E., Toussaint, E.F.A., Hendrich, L., 2013: Papuadessus baueri spec. nov. from Biak Island, Papua (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae). Spixiana, 36 (2)': 283-288.

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