Cratomelus armatus Blanchard, 1851,

Zubarán, Gastón E. & Braun, Holger, 2018, The presence of the family Anostostomatidae (Orthoptera: Ensifera) in Argentina, Zootaxa 4497 (2), pp. 195-200: 198-200

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Cratomelus armatus Blanchard, 1851


Cratomelus armatus Blanchard, 1851 

( Figs. 8–9View FIGURES 8–9; distribution 10)

Examined specimens. ARGENTINA: 1♂ Neuquén, Pucará, Fritz leg. I-1973  ; 1♂ 1♀ Lago Lacar, Pucará, III- 1953, (collector name undecipherable), collection of Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “ Bernardino Rivadavia ”, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires ( MACN)  .

Distribution. South Central Chile and adjacent Argentinean Andes.

Notes. Elgueta et al. (1999) mention occurrence in Neuquén of this species, without precise locality data and source. Alfaro et al. (2015) give a more up-to-date distribution of the species in Chile, showing closeness of the corresponding localities to Argentina.


Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia