Apotetamenus clipeatus Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1888,

Zubarán, Gastón E. & Braun, Holger, 2018, The presence of the family Anostostomatidae (Orthoptera: Ensifera) in Argentina, Zootaxa 4497 (2), pp. 195-200: 195

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Apotetamenus clipeatus Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1888


Apotetamenus clipeatus Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1888 

( Figs. 1–5; distribution 10)

Examined specimens. ARGENTINA: 1♂ Chaco, San Bernardo , O. Di Iorio leg., 27-X-1978, collection of G. Zubarán, San Miguel  , Buenos Aires  ; 1♀ “Gran Chaco, Bords du rio Tapenaga, Colonie Florencia ”, E. R.Wagner leg. 1903, Muséum National d’Historie Naturelle, Paris ( MNHN)[from photos]  ; BRAZIL: 2♀♀ syntypes, approximate locality unknown, J. Hofmann leg. 1871, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart (photos in OSF). 

Distribution. From eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil (records from Mato Grosso and Minas Gerais) to northeast of Argentina (Santiago del Estero, Chaco and Santa Fe).

Notes. The locality Colonia Florencia (specimen in Paris) is in the north of the Province of Santa Fe, very close to the border with the Province of Chaco. Río Tapenagá is a tributary of the Paraná River and crosses both provinces. The second old specimen from Argentina ( Griffini 1912, Karny 1935) was collected in the same year about 360 km west-southwest, in the Province of Santiago del Estero, on the banks of Río Salado near Icano (“ Chaco del Santiago del Estero, Bords du Rio Salado, env. d'Icano”, E.R. Wagner leg. 1903, not in MNHN database).


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