The first report of Chiloloba acuta (Wiedemann, 1823) from Sindh, Pakistan

Authors

  • Mehtab Ali Mahar Department of Zoology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Mir's, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Waheed Ali Panhwar Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4877-8511
  • Abdul Manan Shaikh Department of Zoology, Government College University, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Shahnoor Suhriani Department of Zoology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Mir's, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Sami Ullah College of Life Science, Hubei University, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47264/idea.ajset/2.1.1

Keywords:

Genus Chiloloba, Dung beetle, Dung beetle species, Dung beetle specimens, Morphological description, Classification of species, Biodiversity

Abstract

The study was conducted between 2021 and 2022 to investigate the dung beetle species in the Sindh province of Pakistan. A total of 31 specimens of dung beetle specimens were collected from various locations across 15 districts within the province. The specimens analysed in this study belonged to the genus Chiloloba. The study yielded significant findings, as it reported the presence of a single species within the genus Chiloloba, namely Chiloloba acuta (Wiedemann, 1823), which had not been previously documented in Pakistan. This discovery marks the first record of Chiloloba acuta within the country. In addition to identifying the species, the study provided a comprehensive morphological description of Chiloloba acuta. This description included detailed information about the physical characteristics and features of the species, allowing for better understanding and classification. Furthermore, the study investigated the distribution of Chiloloba acuta within the Sindh province, providing insights into its geographic range and potential habitat preferences. Overall, this study contributes to the knowledge of dung beetles in Pakistan, specifically in the Sindh province. The identification and documentation of Chiloloba acuta expands the understanding of biodiversity in the region and highlights the importance of ongoing research in documenting and preserving unique species.

Published

2023-12-31

How to Cite

Mahar, M. A., Panhwar, W. A., Shaikh, A. M., Suhriani, S., & Ullah, S. (2023). The first report of Chiloloba acuta (Wiedemann, 1823) from Sindh, Pakistan. Asian Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology (AJSET), 2(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.47264/idea.ajset/2.1.1

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