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      New genus and species of flea beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini) from Puerto Rico, with comments on flea beetle diversity in the West Indies and a key to the West Indian Monoplatini genera

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      Leaf beetles, species diversity, moss, West Indies, Puerto Rico

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          A new genus ( Borinken ) and five new species ( Borinken elyunque , Distigmoptera chamorrae , Kiskeya elyunque , Ulrica eltoro , and Ulrica iviei ) from Puerto Rico are described and illustrated. A keyto all West Indian Monoplatini genera is provided, as are keys to all speciesof Kiskeya and to the speciesof Ulrica from Puerto Rico. A list of the flea beetle genera, along with the number of species and some of the faunal features is presented and discussed for the West Indies.

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              A New Genus of Moss-inhabiting Flea Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from the Dominican Republic

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                URI : urn:lsid:zoobank.org:author:776A1CD0-5506-42A6-A1C2-ED1AA8A210BA
                URI : urn:lsid:zoobank.org:author:A1F29074-7ED2-4CA2-AFEB-86A1E70F118F
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                Zookeys
                ZooKeys
                ZooKeys
                Pensoft Publishers
                1313-2989
                1313-2970
                2011
                15 December 2011
                : 155
                : 61-87
                Affiliations
                [1 ](ASK) Systematic Entomology Laboratory, PSI, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, c/o Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, National Museum of Natural History, MRC 168 Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA
                [2 ](AAK) Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Olin Way, Needham, MA 02492 USA
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                Corresponding author: A. S. Konstantinov ( alex.konstantinov@ 123456ars.usda.gov )

                Academic editor: S. Lingafelter

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                10.3897/zookeys.155.2124
                3238049
                22291512
                A. S. Konstantinov, A. A. Konstantinova

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Animal science & Zoology

                leaf beetles, species diversity, moss, puerto rico, west indies

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