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Balgus schnusei (Heller) cayennensis, sous-espèce nouvelle d'élatéride de la faune de Guyane française (Coleoptera, Elateridae, Thylacosterninae)

@inproceedings{Chassain2003BalgusS,
  title={Balgus schnusei (Heller) cayennensis, sous-esp{\`e}ce nouvelle d'{\'e}lat{\'e}ride de la faune de Guyane française (Coleoptera, Elateridae, Thylacosterninae)},
  author={J. Chassain},
  year={2003}
}
Balgus Fleutiaux, 1920, was erected for the neotropical species initially pertaining to the genus Pterotarsus Latreille (Eucnemidae). The whole Balginae were later transferred by Crowson to the Throscidae, then by Lawrence and Newton to the Elateridae with the rehabilitation of its previous subfamily name, Thylacosterninae. A new subspecies of Balgus schnusei (Heller) from French Guyana is described under the name cayennensis in this paper. 
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TLDR
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