Meotachys (Scolistichus) riparius , Boyd, Olivia F. & Erwin, Terry L., 2016

Boyd, Olivia F. & Erwin, Terry L., 2016, Taxonomic review of New World Tachyina (Coleoptera, Carabidae): descriptions of new genera, subgenera, and species, with an updated key to the subtribe in the Americas, ZooKeys 626, pp. 87-123: 110-111

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.626.10033

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3DE781B6-D48B-432B-9784-6703EA6B280B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/9C5C03C9-A541-46DB-8C06-DC1CC12F4AAF

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:9C5C03C9-A541-46DB-8C06-DC1CC12F4AAF

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scientific name

Meotachys (Scolistichus) riparius
status

sp. n.

Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Carabidae

Meotachys (Scolistichus) riparius  sp. n. Figs 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D

Type material.

Holotype: male ( UASM) with following label data: "LETICIA, Amazonas / Colombia 700 ft. / Feb.23-Mar.2/74 / H. & A. Howden". Paratypes: 5 (1 male, 4 female) in NMNH, UASM, from same locality as holotype [1♀, UASM], "BRASIL Amazonas / Rio Demiti, ca. / 0°37'N 66°48'W / below "Highland / Camp" varzea for. / Sept. 11, 1978 // BRASIL EXP. / 1978 / G.E.& K.E. Ball / Collectors" [1♂, UASM], "BRASIL Amazonas / Rio Demiti, near / Little Homestead / 0°35'N 66°41'W / varzea for. Loc. 1 / Sept. 4, 1978 // BRASIL EXP. / 1978 / G.E.& K.E. Ball / Collectors" [1♀, UASM], BRASIL/AM-(Rio Solimões) / Ilha de Marchantaria / 59°58'W 3°15'S; Várzea / J. Adis leg 13-17.5 [handwritten] 1991 // Lago Camaleão: light trap / 3.60 m above ground on / Macrolobium acaciifolium  / leg. C Martius/A Rebello" [1♀, NMNH], "ECUADOR Napo Prov. / Laguna Jatuncocha / 20 km s Nuevo Roca- / fuerte on Rio Yasuni / sweep, 8.II.1986 / A.T. Finnamore" [1♀, UASM].

Type locality.

Colombia: Amazonas: Leticia, 700 ft.

Description.

Form, color, head, prothorax, mesothorax, and abdomen as in description of the subgenus.

Derivation of specific epithet.

Derived from Latin ripa (="river bank/edge"), in reference to the riparian habitats throughout the Amazon basin from which this species is known.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Meotachys