Craspedophorus cuneatus cuneatus (Alluaud, 1915),

Häckel, Martin, 2017, A contribution to the knowledge of the subfamily Panagaeinae Hope, 1838 from Africa. Part 3. Revision of the Craspedophorus strachani and C. brevicollis groups (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Zootaxa 4330 (1), pp. 1-67: 8

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Craspedophorus cuneatus cuneatus (Alluaud, 1915)


3a. Craspedophorus cuneatus cuneatus (Alluaud, 1915) 

( Plate 5View PLATE 5, Figs 37, 38, Plate 13View PLATE 13, Fig. 102).

Eudema cuneata Alluaud, 1915a: 155  (type locality “Fort-Crampel, sur le haut Chari, dans le Congo français [= Kaga Bandoro, Nana Grébizi Prefecture, Central African Republic]”). Craspedophorus cuneatus Basilewsky 1951b: 206  (ex parte). Lorenz 2005: 320, Häckel and Farkač 2012: 80.

Type material. Holotype (♀): “ Fort-Crampel / Congo français [printed on white label]// cuneatus  / Type. Alluaud / Alluaud determ. [handwritten]” ( Plate 5View PLATE 5, Fig. 38, MNHN) 

Additional material examined. Cameroon: Centre. 3♂, 1♀: “ Region um Mbalmayo, Umg. Obout, 680m / N 03°30' 9 O 011°43'4” ( Plate 5View PLATE 5, Fig. 37, Plate 13View PLATE 13, Fig. 102), cAP, cMH)GoogleMaps  . Central Africa. 20♂, 18♀: “[Kémo prefecture] Fort-Sibut ” ( MRAC)  ; 1♀: “ 45 km n Sibut” (cMH); 1♂, 2♀: “[Ouaka prefecture] Bambari ” ( MRAC). 

Note. This species was based on specimens labeled “Fort-Crampel”, see also note in C. chevalieri (Alluaud, 1915)  . Description (in part, see Alluaud, 1915a: 155). “Length 16.5–18 mm. Body posteriorly as well narrowing and acuminated near apex as in C. chevalieri Alluaud  and distinctly less convex. Because of smaller statue and different shaped body, it does not resemble previously reported species [as C. bouvieri crampeli Alluaud, 1915  ] except C. chevalieri  , which is more similar. Pronotum wide, less densely and grossly punctured, with posterior angles weakly elevated, with very indistinct indentation. Elytral striae punctured; intervals weakly convex, densely and quite grossly punctured. Yellow humeral fascia reaching from II to VIII interval, wide and located near base; macular anterior margin more or less equal, its posterior margin serrate, irregular, fascia compounds of spots, which contiquous, alternatively longer and shorter, prolonged posteriorly on intervals IV, VI and VIII, spots on intervals III, V, and VII less prolonged posteriorly, but often little prolonged anteriorly. Between a lot of specimens I have examined, I have seen a small rest of yellow preapical fascia. Venter sparsely punctured; metepisterna short” [from French].

Distribution. Central Cameroon, Central African Republic.


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Craspedophorus cuneatus cuneatus (Alluaud, 1915)

Häckel, Martin 2017

Eudema cuneata

Hackel 2012: 80
Lorenz 2005: 320
Basilewsky 1951: 206
Alluaud 1915: 155