Craspedophorus tetrastigma

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: 30

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4330.1.1

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scientific name

Craspedophorus tetrastigma
status

 

17d. Craspedophorus tetrastigma  ssp.

Craspedophorus strachani  ssp... Burgeon 1930b: 158 (type loc. “Kunungu [=Mai-Ndombé (formerly Bandundu) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo]”). Craspedophorus strachani  , 1935b: 180 (ex parte).

Note. This population has never been described as subspecies. Burgeon (1930b: 158) refers two specimens from Kunungu (Mai-Ndombe, DR Congo) from the collection of Dr. Schouteden, 1921. “Two rather damaged specimens of greater body, resembling the previous [subspecies C. t. milzi ( Duvivier, 1891)  ]. Bourgeon mentions those taxa once again (1935b: 180) and classes them as C. strachani ( Hope, 1842)  and adds a short description: “Two specimens from Kunungu are larger than C. [s.] strachani  , pronotum posteriorly narrowing and ventrites not crenulated” [from French]. I have not found those specimens in MRAC and both descriptions by Burgeon are rather brief. I do not dare present the taxon as a separate species, it is referred to as a subspecies. In my opinion, this population seems to be more similar to C. tetrastigma  than to C. strachani  because of its wider pronotum, more narrowing posteriorly, and also because of distributional area geographically closer to those of other subspecies of C. tetrastigma  . Maybe it represents a separate species because of its ventrites with anterior margin without crenulation, similar as in C. latipennis (Burgeon, 1930)  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Craspedophorus

Loc

Craspedophorus tetrastigma

Häckel, Martin 2017
2017
Loc

Craspedophorus strachani

Burgeon 1930: 158
1930