The earwig fauna (Insecta: Dermaptera) of Penang Island, Malaysia, with descriptions of two new species.

@article{Kamimura2016TheEF,
  title={The earwig fauna (Insecta: Dermaptera) of Penang Island, Malaysia, with descriptions of two new species.},
  author={Yoshitaka Kamimura and M. Nishikawa and Chow‐Yang Lee},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2016},
  volume={4084 2},
  pages={
          233-57
        }
}
The earwig (Dermaptera) fauna of Penang Island, Malaysia, was evaluated by means of an extensive field survey together with revision of the few published data. Based on the results of the field survey, 31 species are recognized (2 Diplatyidae, 3 Pygidicranidae, 5 Anisolabididae, 2 Labiduridae, 14 Spongiphoridae, 4 Chelisochidae, 1 Forficulidae). Fifteen of these taxa are new to Peninsular Malaysia (=West Malaysia): Diplatys annandalei Burr, 1911, Diplatys mutiara n. sp., Euborellia… 

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