Tuberculobasis

Machado, Angelo B. M., 2009, Denticulobasis and Tuberculobasis, new genera close to Leptobasis, with description of ten new species (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)., Zootaxa 2108, pp. 1-36 : 33-34

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.187806

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4391393

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/1312774B-FFF9-FFCA-FF04-F959FC4AFED5

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Plazi

scientific name

Tuberculobasis
status

 

Tuberculobasis sp. 3

Figure 56 View FIGURES 55 – 56

Specimens examined. 1 Ƥ, SURINAME, Boshhinis, 19 -IV- 1943, D.K. Geijskes leg. ( MNRJ).

Remarks. So far two species of Tuberculobasis have been reported from Suriname: T. mammilaris by Belle (2002) and T. geijskesi described here. Median lobe of hind prothoracic lobe of T. sp. 3 ( Fig. 56 View FIGURES 55 – 56 ) is identical to that of the female of T. mammilaris ( Fig. 50 View FIGURES 47 – 54 ), and mesostigmal plate is also similar. However, an important difference is the presence of mesepisternal tubercles in T. sp. 3 and their absence in the female of T.

mammilaris . It is unlikely that T. sp. 3 represents the female of T. geijskesi in spite of the fact that these two species were collected in Suriname. Tuberculobasis geijskesi belongs in the mammilaris species group together with T. tirio , T. mammilaris , and T. yanomami . In all of them, females have no mesepisternal tubercles, and the same most probably occurs with the so far unknown female of T. geijskesi . Thus, T. sp. 3 is most likely a new species. Since, however, it might represent the female of one of the six species of Tuberculobasis known only from the male, I refrain from naming it here.

MNRJ

Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Coenagrionidae