Potemnemus Thomson, 1864 : 81,

Wallin, Henrik & Kvamme, Torstein, 2015, A review of the genus Potemnemus Thomson, 1864 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) with description of a new species from Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4040 (5), pp. 501-542: 502

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4040.5.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:479A5389-3C8C-4865-944C-6C3DBAA823CE

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BF87A4-FFC5-FF91-FF09-F9F7FC25E3B1

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scientific name

Potemnemus Thomson, 1864 : 81
status

 

Genus Potemnemus Thomson, 1864: 81 

Parapotemnemus Breuning, 1971: 1  nov. syn.

Spinopotemnemus Breuning, 1973: 16  (synonymized by Slipiñski & Escalona, 2013) Potemnemus scabrosus Olivier, 1790  was designated as type species by Thomson (1864).

Notes. Protemnemus  is a misspelling used by Pascoe (1866), Vollenhoven (1871), Lansberge (1880) and Lea (1918).

The genus Potemnemus  differs primarily from Periaptodes  by a strongly developed lateral carina with acutely folded epipleuron, a few to numerous small spines or tubercles dorsally on elytra, especially towards humeri and along lateral carina. Species of Potemnemus  are large to very large with a body length between 34–54 mm, and with body approximately 3.0 to 3.6 x longer than wide in most species. P. sepicanus Kriesche  and P. n yl a nd e r i nov. sp. are the largest species of the genus, reaching a body length of slightly more than 50 mm. Body shape is subdepressed with body sub-parallel and slightly narrowing towards apex.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Loc

Potemnemus Thomson, 1864 : 81

Wallin, Henrik & Kvamme, Torstein 2015
2015
Loc

Potemnemus

Thomson 1864: 81
Loc

Parapotemnemus

Breuning 1971: 1
Loc

Spinopotemnemus

Breuning 1973: 16