Velocitermes aporeticus ( Mathews 1977 ),

Oliveira, Danilo Elias & Constantino, Reginaldo, 2016, A taxonomic revision of the neotropical termite genus Diversitermes (Isoptera: Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae), Zootaxa 4158 (2), pp. 221-245: 222

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3FCFD824-EB38-4CC4-93A0-16045C271436

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87C0-9F1A-3672-CF83-F9F3698B23FA

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scientific name

Velocitermes aporeticus ( Mathews 1977 )
status

new combination

Velocitermes aporeticus ( Mathews 1977)  , new combination

Diversitermes aporeticus Mathews 1977: 184  –185, figs. 128–129.

Material examined. BRAZIL, Mato Grosso, Ribeirão Cascalheira (base camp of the Xavantina-Cachimbo Expedition), A.G.A Mathews, 2.xii.1967, holotype soldier (part of lot MZSP- 7398) and paratypes ( MZSP- 7398, BMNH- 133977 and AMNH). Another 120 samples from several different localities, including new ones from the type locality. 

Remarks. Mathews (1977) placed this species in Diversitermes  based on its “niche (in rotten wood and old mounds of other species)”. However, this ecological delimitation is incorrect as both genera include species with diverse habits. All diagnostic morphological characters support its inclusion in Velocitermes  : long legs and antennae, head of the major soldier constricted, and gut morphology.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Isoptera

Family

Termitidae

Genus

Velocitermes

Loc

Velocitermes aporeticus ( Mathews 1977 )

Oliveira, Danilo Elias & Constantino, Reginaldo 2016
2016
Loc

Diversitermes aporeticus

Mathews 1977: 184
1977