Saurops cavifrons (Hustache)
Geographic distribution
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  • Argentina
    • Santiago del Estero
Other distribution
  • Brachystylus cavifrons Hustache 1926: 169
  • Saurops cavifrons : Kuschel 1955: 309
Saurops is a monotypic genus similar to Platyomus Salberg and Aptolemus Schoenherr (Lanteri & del Río 2017). All of them have broad rostrum and very wide and flat antennal scapes.
In Saurops cavifrons the scaly vestiture is pale-brown or dark-brown, the eyes are flat and the pronotum and elytra are elongate and slender.

It is probably associated with vegetation of the Chacoan biogeographic province.
  • HUSTACHE A. 1926. Contribution à l’étude des Curculionides de la République Argentina (première note). Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural Bernardino Rivadavia 34: 155-261, illus.
  • KUSCHEL G. 1955. Nuevas sinonimias y anotaciones sobre Curculionoidea (Coleoptera). Revista Chilena de Entomología, Santiago de Chile 4:261-312.
  • LANTERI A.A. & DEL RÍO M.G. 2017. Phylogeny of the tribu Naupactini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) based on morphological characters. Systematic entomology 42(2): 429-447.
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