Craspedophorus magnicollis inquilinus Basilewsky, 1987,

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: 33

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Craspedophorus magnicollis inquilinus Basilewsky, 1987


19c. Craspedophorus magnicollis inquilinus Basilewsky, 1987 

( Plate 11View PLATE 11, Figs 88–90, Plate 14View PLATE 14, Fig. 117, 118c)

Craspedophorus magnicollis inquilinus Basilewsky 1987: 193  (type locality “Mayidi, Bas-Zaïre [=Bas-Congo Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo]”). Lorenz 2005: 321, Häckel and Farkač 2012: 82.

Type material. Holotype (♂): “Genit. ♂ [printed]/ 87.042.2 [handwritten in black on yellow label]// Holotypus [printed in black on red label]// Coll. Mus. Congo / Mayidi / 1942 / Rév. P. Van Eyen [printed in black on white label]// Cr. magnicollis  / inquilinus  n. [handwritten in black]/ P. Basilewsky det., 19[printed in black on white label]// [DataMatrix] RMCA Ent / 0 0 0 0 2049 [printed in black on white label]” ( Plate 11View PLATE 11, Fig. 88), MRAC). Paratypes: 3♂, 5♀ labeled same as holotype except holotype label and datamatrix ( Plate 11View PLATE 11, Figs 89, 90, Plate 14View PLATE 14, Fig. 117, 118c, MRAC).

Note. This subspecies is based on nine specimens labeled “Mayidi, Bas-Zaïre”. Mayidi is a place with a very small population in the province of Bas-Congo, (formerly known as Kongo Central and then Bas-Zaïre), one of the eleven provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Description (in part, see Basilewsky 1987: 193). “Finally, I have seen at eye a small series of specimens, collected in Bas-Zaïre, similar to the previous form, differing from it in its body size, which smaller (10.5–12 mm contrary to 14–16 mm in C. m. discrepans  ), in its differently-shaped pronotum with margins less rounded anteriorly, surface, more rugate, in its elytra which narrower and somewhat less ovoid, colouration, with elytral maculae smaller, less transversal and more squared, its intervals, more densely and more grossly punctured. Because of a suite, constantly different, and isolated geographical area of occuring, I consider it a new subspecies, denominated C. magnicollis inguilinus  ssp. nov  . Aedeagi of three cited subspecies differ very weakly [ Plate 14View PLATE 14, Figs 116–118] in its apex differently shaped in dorsal view” (see Basilewsky 1987: 198).

Distribution. Democratic Congo: Bas-Congo Province.














Craspedophorus magnicollis inquilinus Basilewsky, 1987

Häckel, Martin 2017

Craspedophorus magnicollis inquilinus

Hackel 2012: 82
Lorenz 2005: 321
Basilewsky 1987: 193