Neolinoptes, Nascimento, Elynton Alves Do & Bocakova, Milada, 2017

Nascimento, Elynton Alves Do & Bocakova, Milada, 2017, Neolinoptes gen. n., a replacement name for the net-winged beetle genus Linoptes Gorham, 1884 and a new species of Lycomorphon from Guyana (Coleoptera: Lycidae), Zootaxa 4216 (4), pp. 395-400: 397-399

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.242214

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DC125A-CF0E-5D40-2A8A-FB06FDCFCC4F

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scientific name

Neolinoptes
status

gen. n.

Neolinoptes   gen. n.

Linoptes Gorham, 1884: 247   - syn. n. [preoccupied by Linoptes Menge, 1854: 94   (Arachnida: Araneae   )].

Type species. Linoptes imbrex Gorham, 1884   .

Etymology. derived from the Greek word “ neo” (new) and the generic name Linoptes   . The gender is masculine.

Distribution. Central and South America ( Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Brazil)

Comments. Menge in Koch & Berendt (1854) proposed a new spider genus, Linoptes Menge, 1854   from Baltic Amber in a footnote. Wunderlich (1986) synonymized Linoptes Menge, 1854   to Deinopis MacLeay, 1839   , but later Wunderlich (2004) considered Linoptes Menge, 1854   as nomen nudum. Although Menge ´s (1854) definition of the spider genus Linoptes   is extremely brief, the name satisfies the provisions of the Article 12.1. of the ICZN (1999). Consequently, Linoptes Gorham, 1884   was discovered to be a junior homonym and therefore, here we propose a new replacement name for the lycid genus Linoptes Gorham, 1884   . Additionally, all 4 species of the lycid genus Linoptes Gorham, 1884   and Calocladon rubidum Gorham, 1884   are transfered to Neolinoptes   .

Neolinoptes imbrex ( Gorham, 1884)   — comb. n. Linoptes imbrex Gorham, 1884: 247   .

Neolinoptes amazonicus ( Pic, 1923)   — comb. n. Linoptes amazonicus Pic, 1923: 1   .

Neolinoptes atronotatus ( Pic, 1922)   — comb. n. Linoptes atronotatus Pic, 1922: 21   .

Neolinoptes atripennis ( Pic, 1932)   — comb. n. Linoptes atripennis Pic, 1932: 5   .

Neolinoptes rubidus ( Gorham, 1884)   — comb. n. Calocladon rubidum Gorham, 1884: 246   . Figs. 5–8 View FIGURES 1 – 8. 1 – 4

Type material. Holotype, male, PANAMA: “V. de Chiriqui, 3–4000 ft., Champion ” ( BMNH).  

Diagnosis. This species is easily distinguishable from the other species by the coloration and genitalia shape.

Redescription. Eyes medium, interocular distance 1.5 times longer than eye diameter. Antennomere 5 as long as 4, 1.3 times longer than 3 ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1 – 8. 1 – 4 ). Mandibles stout, curved. Labial palpi small, terminal palpomere broad. Maxillary palpi elongate, palpomere 2 as long as 4 and 2.5x longer than 3, palpomere 4 obliquely truncate apically. Labrum slightly rounded distally. Anterior thoracic spiracles short. Pronotum dark brown with lateral sides testaceous, as long as wide medially, arcuately produced anteriorly, widest at basal margin, posterior angles sharp. Pronotum presenting strong median longitudinal carina with slender lenticular areola at basal ¾, posterior margin bisinuate ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1 – 8. 1 – 4 ). Scutellum with median emargination apically. Elytra testaceous, elongate, 4 times longer than humeral width. Each elytron presenting 9 longitudinal costae with irregular cells, costae 2 and 4 strong, secondary costae weak. Prosternum triangular, mesosternum transverse, trapezoidal. Abdominal sternum 8 with median rounded emargination distally. Abdominal sternum 9 elongate proximally, pointed. Trochanters dark brown, elongate, conical, as long as third of femur length. Femur dark brown, tibiae dark brown, as long as femur. Male genitalia: Phallus bent laterally in dorsal view, with shallow emargination at apex, with two hooked sclerites. Parameres half of phallus length, broad basally and gradually tapered to apex in ventral view, rounded apically in lateral view. Phallobase quite trapezoidal. ( Figs. 7–8 View FIGURES 1 – 8. 1 – 4 ). Body length: 7.0 mm, humeral width: 1.5 mm.

Distribution. Panama.

Composition. Neolinoptes   is now composed of five species: Neolinoptes imbrex ( Gorham, 1884)   comb. n., N. rubidus ( Gorham, 1884)   comb. n., N. atronotatus ( Pic, 1922)   comb. n., N. atripennis ( Pic, 1932)   comb. n., and N. amazonicus, ( Pic, 1922)   comb. n.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lycidae

Loc

Neolinoptes

Nascimento, Elynton Alves Do & Bocakova, Milada 2017
2017
Loc

Neolinoptes atripennis (

Pic 1932: 5
1932
Loc

Neolinoptes amazonicus (

Pic 1923: 1
1923
Loc

Neolinoptes atronotatus (

Pic 1922: 21
1922
Loc

Linoptes

Gorham 1884: 247
Menge 1854: 94
1884
Loc

Neolinoptes imbrex (

Gorham 1884: 247
1884
Loc

Neolinoptes rubidus (

Gorham 1884: 246
1884