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      The subfamily Thorictinae (Coleoptera, Dermestidae) from Saudi Arabia

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          In this study, the Saudi Arabian Thorictinae beetle species, Thorictus riyadhensis Háva & Abdel-Dayem, sp. nov., T. shadensis Háva & Abdel-Dayem, sp. nov., T. sharafi Háva & Abdel-Dayem, sp. nov., T. hanifahensis Háva & Abdel-Dayem, sp. nov. are described, illustrated, and compared with related species. Three other species: T. castaneus Germar, 1834; T. foreli Wasmann, 1894; and T. peyerimhoffi Chobaut, 1904 are excluded from the fauna of Saudi Arabia. A list of Thorictinae species from the Arabian Peninsula is provided.

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          The beetle fauna (Insecta, Coleoptera) of the Rawdhat Khorim National Park, Central Saudi Arabia

          Abstract This study was conducted as a part of a comprehensive baseline survey of insect biodiversity of Rawdhat Khorim National Park (RKNP), Central Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). During this study a total of 262 Coleoptera species belong to 182 genera in 35 families were identified, of which 247 are named at a species level. Fifteen species (6.0%) are apparently endemic to KSA. Thirty-eight species are new to the known beetle fauna of KSA, including 25 species reported from the Arabian Peninsula for the first time. The families Tenebrionidae (45 species), Scarabaeidae (34 species), and Carabidae (27 species) were the most species rich families. About 37% of the beetle abundance was represented by species of Scarabaeidae , especially Aphodius ictericus ghardimaouensis Balthasar. Karumia inaequalis Pic ( Dascillidae ) was also an abundant species. Approximately 43.5% of beetle species collected during this study are considered very rare taxa in RKNP. The RKNP beetle fauna shows more affinity to Sahro-Arabian (36.4%), Afrotropical-Sahro-Arabian (17.4%) and Palaearctic-Sahro-Arabian (10.5%). Twenty-three species (9.3%) are considered cosmopolitan or subcosmopolitan. The data on month of collection, method of collection, and abundance status within RKNP, together with the distribution within KSA and the general distribution (zoogeography) of each species are presented.
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                Zookeys
                Zookeys
                2
                urn:lsid:arphahub.com:pub:45048D35-BB1D-5CE8-9668-537E44BD4C7E
                urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:91BD42D4-90F1-4B45-9350-EEF175B1727A
                ZooKeys
                Pensoft Publishers
                1313-2989
                1313-2970
                2021
                08 April 2021
                : 1029
                : 155-174
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Forestry and Game Management Research Institute, Strnady 136, CZ-252 02 Praha 5 – Zbraslav, Czech Republic Forestry and Game Management Research Institute Zbraslav Czech Republic
                [2 ] King Saud University Museum of Arthropods (KSMA), Plant Protection Department, College of Food and Agricultral Sciences, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2460 Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Mahmoud S. Abdel-Dayem ( mseleem@ 123456ksu.edu.sa )

                Academic editor: T. Keith Philips

                Article
                63940
                10.3897/zookeys.1029.63940
                8050014
                Jiří Háva, Mahmoud S. Abdel-Dayem, Hathal M. Aldhafer

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Dermestidae
                Taxonomy
                Saudi Arabia

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