Velocitermes heteropterus ( Silvestri 1901 ),

Oliveira, Danilo Elias & Constantino, Reginaldo, 2016, A taxonomic revision of the neotropical termite genus Diversitermes (Isoptera: Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae), Zootaxa 4158 (2), pp. 221-245: 223

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4158.2.5

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scientific name

Velocitermes heteropterus ( Silvestri 1901 )
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Velocitermes heteropterus ( Silvestri 1901) 

Diversitermes needhami Roonwal et al. 1981: 348  , new synonym; Krishna et al. 2013: 1571 [catalog].

Material examined. BRAZIL, São Paulo, Guarani (Guatapará), 26.x.1945, A. da Costa-Lima leg.; AMNH and MZSP- 3544. 

Remarks. The manuscript name “ Diversitermes needhami  ” was present in specimen labels of a putative new species in A.E. Emerson's collection ( AMNH). Some of these specimens, labeled as “ paratypes ”, were donated by Emerson to several colleagues and institutions. Roonwal et al. (1981) described the wing microsculpturing of some of these specimens, unintentionally making the name available. They did not designate types nor list the material examined, just mention the locality: “ South America : Guarany (Sao Paulo, Brazil)” [sic]. The type locality was near an old train station, which was deactivated several decades ago (lat 21.43°S long 48.1°W)GoogleMaps  . We have examined specimens from the original series in AMNH and MZSP and concluded that they belong to V. heteropterus  .

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Isoptera

Family

Termitidae

Genus

Velocitermes

Loc

Velocitermes heteropterus ( Silvestri 1901 )

Oliveira, Danilo Elias & Constantino, Reginaldo 2016
2016
Loc

Diversitermes needhami Roonwal et al. 1981 : 348

Krishna 2013: 1571
Roonwal 1981: 348
1981