Tmethis cisti algericus Saussure, 1888

Massa, Bruno, 2013, Pamphagidae (Orthoptera: Caelifera) of North Africa: key to genera and the annotated check-list of species, Zootaxa 3700 (3), pp. 435-475: 438

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3700.3.7

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scientific name

Tmethis cisti algericus Saussure, 1888
status

 

[ Tmethis cisti algericus Saussure, 1888  ]

Material examined. Algeria: Tagremaret V.49, 3 ♂, 1 ♀; Sebdou, 2 ♀♀; Oran, 5 ♂, 5 ♀ (MNCN).

Saussure (1888) described it as variety of T. pulchripennis  . Chopard (1943) agreed with him, while Uvarov (1943) listed it as synonym of T. cisti clavelii  . It is a long-winged Tmethis  , but its characteristics do not differ from those of T. cisti  . In addition, the epiphallus of specimens identified as " algerica  " by Bolivar and Escalera and collected in the inner Algeria actually matches with the cisti  - type. Altogether, characters of this taxon lie within the variability of T. cisti  , of which it has to be considered a junior synonym.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Pamphagidae

Genus

Tmethis