Tetragoneura fisherae Kerr

Kerr, Peter H., 2007, Revision of the Holarctic genus Novakia Strobl (Diptera: Mycetophilidae), Zootaxa 1554, pp. 27-40: 38

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.178191

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9DDF45DC-3EEE-4419-AE75-EEA09C433A30

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F8A512-4D0A-325B-FF15-FD59FB096B8F

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Tetragoneura fisherae Kerr
status

 

Tetragoneura fisherae Kerr  nom. nov.

( Fig. 20)

Novakia distincta Fisher 1939: 234  .

Tetragoneura distincta ( Fisher 1939: 234)  n. comb. Preoccupied by Tetragoneura distincta Winnertz 1849: 19  . Tetragoneura fisherae Kerr  nom. nov. for Tetragoneura distincta ( Fisher 1939: 234)  , nec T. distincta Winnertz 1849: 19  .

Holotype (studied): ♂, San José, Costa Rica, (H. Schmidt), IX- 19 1930 [ ANSP, type no. 6571]. Head missing; both wings in fairly poor condition, slide mounted in euparal.

Allotype (studied): Ψ, San José, Costa Rica, (H. Schmidt), IX- 10 1930.

Paratypes (studied): 2 ♂♂, San José, Costa Rica, (H. Schmidt), IX- 5 1930; 1 ♂, same data as allotype; 1 ♂, San José, Costa Rica, (H. Schmidt), IX- 14 1930.

Dr. Uwe Kallweit (Museum für Tierkunde, Staatliche Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden) labeled the pinned holotype specimen and associated slide material “ Tetragoneura distincta ( Fisher, 1939)  , det Kallweit 2000 ”. This is an unusual species that merits more study within the context of a wider review of its closest relatives. For now, I agree with Kallweit that this species fits within the broad concept of Tetragoneura Winnertz  , a genus in great need of revision. Novakia distincta Fisher  is certainly not contained within Novakia Strobl. This  species is hereby transferred to Tetragoneura Winnertz. A  replacement name is given because the binomial is preoccupied by Tetragoneura distincta Winnertz 1849  , an available name.

With transfer of this species, the genus Novakia Strobl  is restricted to the Holarctic Region.

ANSP

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Mycetophilidae

Genus

Tetragoneura

Loc

Tetragoneura fisherae Kerr

Kerr, Peter H. 2007
2007
Loc

Novakia distincta

Fisher 1939: 234