Abstract. A new troglophilic species, Ptomaphaginus chapmani, is described from caves in Sarawak. it has the very unusual combination of very reduced eyes but functiobnal wings and may be interpreted as a phylogenetic relict, with characters suggesting a New World origin for this Oriental genus. Copyright

Systematic Entomology
Department of Biology

Peck, S. (1981). A new cave‐inhabiting Ptomaphaginus beetle from Sarawak (Leiodidae: Cholevinae). Systematic Entomology, 6(2), 221–224. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.1981.tb00436.x