The Quedius mutilatus group, a very poorly known presumably monophyletic complex of wingless, possibly hypogean species confi ned to the Tien-Shan Mountains, is characterized as such for the fi rst time. Newly available material clarifi ed the identity of Q. mutilatus Eppelsheim, 1888 and Q. kalabi Smetana, 1995, each hitherto known from a handful of non-conspecifi c and vaguely georeferenced specimens only. Additional material is reported for Q. equus Smetana, 2014 and one species, Quedius kungeicus sp. nov., is described. All available data on the taxonomy, distribution and bionomics for all these four species of the group are summarized.
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