By Justin Gerlach
The Seychelles islands are biogeographically fascinating, with historical affinities to Africa and Asia, fresh colonising species from the Indo-Pacific and sleek introductions. until eventually lately quite little has been recognized in regards to the biodiversity of the islands. this is often replaced through the sequence of monographs at the Seychelles fauna, offering the most recent details on all of the terrestrial and freshwater animals of the islands. "The Coleoptera of the Seychelles islands" comprises all 860 species of beetle recorded from the islands, featuring distribution files, descriptions of many species and tests in their conservation prestige.
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Ecology: Found in forests, in decayed head of felled palms, coconut planted country near coast, at 250-500m, in March, August and September. 48 Santalus elongatulus (Marseul, 1854) Hister parallelus Redtenbacher 1848: 514 nec Ménétries 1832: 171 Hister elongatulus Marseul 1854: 194 Santalus parallelus Lewis 1906: 341 Pactolinus parallelus Mazur 1984: 182 Pachylister parallelus Dégallier & Mazur 1989: 84 Pachylister elongatulus Johnson in Johnson et al. ]: Mahé (no locality, undated) Description: Body (Fig.