Euceraia acreana (Piza, 1973)

Chamorro-Rengifo, Juliana & Braun, Holger, 2010, The Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera) described by Salvador de Toledo Piza Jr. and deposited in the collection of the University of São Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura " Luiz de Queiroz ", Braz, Zootaxa 2635, pp. 41-66: 55

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.198409

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DF87A7-A831-CD47-FF27-9029B4CFF9C8

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scientific name

Euceraia acreana (Piza, 1973)
status

comb. nov.

Euceraia acreana (Piza, 1973)  comb. nov.

Zenirella acreana Piza, 1973 

Ferreiraia nigropunctata Piza, 1976  syn. nov.

Zenirella Piza, 1973  syn. nov. of Euceraia Hebard, 1927 

Ferreiraia Piza, 1976  syn. nov. of Euceraia Hebard, 1927 

Zenirella acreana  and Ferreiraia nigropunctata  , each described from a male specimen from northern Brazil, not only represent a single genus, but also a single species. Habitus, coloration, including the dark spots on the tegmina, and the male genitalia, most notably the conspicuous appendages of the tenth tergite are identical. In nigropunctata  the dark markings on the hind tibia are more conspicuous, but they are present in acreana  as well. While there is little doubt that the species belongs to the genus group Plagiopleurae, it was difficult to decide whether the insufficiently diagnosed genus Zenirella  should be conserved. Piza considered the modified tenth tergite as diagnostic of Zenirella  , without mentioning any other genera. He mentioned these appendages also for Ferreiraia  , a genus he otherwise compared to Parableta  . Such cerciform processes are actually diagnostic of Euceraia  , and Piza’s specimens comply quite well with Grant’s (1964) diagnosis of that genus. So it is probably better to accommodate the species there.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Phaneropteridae

Genus

Euceraia

Loc

Euceraia acreana (Piza, 1973)

Chamorro-Rengifo, Juliana & Braun, Holger 2010

2010
Loc

Ferreiraia

Piza 1976

1976
Loc

Zenirella

Piza 1973

1973
Loc

Euceraia

Hebard 1927

1927
Loc

Euceraia

Hebard 1927

1927