Lamellitettigodes sumatrana ( Bolivar , 1898)

Tumbrinck, Josef, 2019, Taxonomic and biogeographic revision of the genus Lamellitettigodes (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae) with description of two new species and additional notes on Lamellitettix, Probolotettix, and Sceli, Journal of Orthoptera Research 28 (2), pp. 167-180: 169

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/jor.28.34605

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scientific name

Lamellitettigodes sumatrana ( Bolivar , 1898)
status

syn. nov.

Lamellitettigodes sumatrana ( Bolivar, 1898)  syn. nov.

Xistra tricristata var. sumatrana  Bolívar, 1898: 76; Willemse 1928: 4; Willemse 1930: 30-31; Günther 1935: 262-263; Günther 1939: 124; Paris 1994: 250-251.

Xistra tricristata sumatrana  : Hancock 1907a: 46.

Xistra sumatrana  : Steinmann 1970a: 230.

Xistra tricristata sumatrensis  : Blackith 1992: 100.

Lamellitettigodes sumatrana  : Otte 1997: 46.

Type material. -

LT Lamellitettigodes sumatrana  (here designated): ♀, Indonesia, Sumatra, Si-Rambé, XII.1890-III.1891, leg. E. Modigliani, MNCN (Cat. Tipos No 68), original label from Bolívar " Xistra var. sumatrana  Bol." and label “Sintipo” from Mercedes Paris.

PLTs Lamellitettigodes sumatrana  (here designated): ♂, ♀, [Indonesia], Sumatra, Si-Rambé, XII.1890-III.1891, leg. E. Modigliani, MNCN (Cat. Tipos No 69-70); 2♂♂, [Indonesia], Mentawei, Si Oban, IV-VIII.1894, leg. E. Modigliani, MNCN (Cat. Tipos No 71, 73); ♂, [Indonesia], Mentawei, Sipora, Sereinu, IV–VIII.1894, leg. E. Modigliani, MNCN (Cat. Tipos No 74); ♀, [Indonesia], Eng[g]ano, Bua-Bua, V–VI.1891, leg. E. Modigliani, MNCN (Cat. Tipos No 72); 7 specimens, [Indonesia], Sumatra, Si-Rambé, XII.1890-III.1891, leg. E. Modigliani, MSNG [not seen]; 5 specimens, [Indonesia], Mentawei, IV–VIII.1894, leg. E. Modigliani, MSNG [not seen]; 2 specimens, [Indonesia], Eng[g]ano, Bua-Bua, V–VI.1891, leg. E. Modigliani, MSNG [not seen]; 1 specimen, [Indonesia], Nias, leg. E. Modigliani, MSNG [not seen]; 2♂♂, 2♀♀, [Indonesia], Sumatra, Si-Rambé, XII.1890-III.1891, leg. E. Modigliani, IRSNB [not seen]; ♀, [Indonesia], Mentawei, Sipora, Sereinu, V–VI.1894, leg. E. Modigliani, RMNH; ♂, [Indonesia], Mentawei, Si Oban, IV-VIII.1894, leg. E. Modigliani; ♀, [Indonesia], Sumatra, Si-Rambé, XII.1890-III.1891, leg. E. Modigliani, NHRS (NRM-ORTH 0013047 + 0013046).

Notes. -

Bolívar (1898) described the taxon as a variety of Xistra tricristata  . In contrast to L. tricristatus  , the prozonal carinae are not curved to the middle and not keeled. The margins of the fore legs are slightly undulated. Günther (1935) synonymized Xistra tricristata var. sumatrana  with Paratettix contractus  without giving details. According to Günther (1939), the specimens of L. sumatrana  have in lateral view only slightly visible elevated lateral carinae above the eyes and wavy median carina in front of and behind the shoulders. In the specimens of L. contractus  from Borneo, these undulations are weaker. Otte (1997) gave the subspecies a specific status based on occurrence on different islands (as in L. tricristatus  mentioned above). All these features are within the range of variation of the species and do not represent diagnostic traits. I did not find differences when comparing the types and, therefore, L. sumatrana  ( Bolívar, 1898) (original combination Xistra tricristata sumatrana  ) is regarded as conspecific with L. contractus  .