A new genus and species of Asclerini (Coleoptera: Oedemeridae) from the Yaeyama Islands (Southwestern Japan) and Taiwan. Coleopterist's Bulletin, 53 (3) : 287-292.

Koji Mizota (1999)

[Abstract]
A new genus and species of Oedemeridae, Hyperopselaphus ikedai, is described from the Yaeyama Islands (southwestern Japan) and Taiwan. This genus is characterized by the expanded terminal maxillary palpomere and by having a pair of apical hooks on the median lobe in the male. The new genus resembles three endemic New Zealand genera: Selenopalpus White, Thelyphassa Pascoe and Baculipalpus Brown. Relationships between Hyperopselaphus and other genera are discussed.