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Leptorhyparus Howden 2003
Leptorhyparus Howden 2003: 397-400.

Leptorhyparus gilli Howden
Photo by Paul Skelley.
Superfamily .... Scarabaeoidea
Family ............ Scarabaeidae
Subfamily ....... Aphodiinae
Tribe .............. Rhyparini
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Type species. Leptorhyparus gilli Howden 2003: 400-401, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 2.3-2.6 mm, elongate, elytral not notably narrowed posteriorly, dark reddish brown, usually not encrusted. Pronotum with longitudial ridges weak, rounded on top. Elytral with odd intervals strongly convex, even intervals flattened; interval 3 terminating with narrow, pointed tuft of setae just anterior to caudal tubercles and trichomes. Mesotibia truncate apically, with complete apical fringe of short setae; inner apical angle of male with small tooth. Metatibia flattened, gradually widened to apex.
Distribution. Central America.
Composition. Leptorhyparus presently contains a single species.

Leptorhyparus gilli
Howden 2003: 400-401, Costa Rica, Panama.

Howden, H. F. 2003. Two new genera of New World Rhyparini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Sociobiology 42(2): 391-402.

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