Paraeumigus Bolivar, 1914,

Massa, Bruno, 2013, Pamphagidae (Orthoptera: Caelifera) of North Africa: key to genera and the annotated check-list of species, Zootaxa 3700 (3), pp. 435-475: 453

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Paraeumigus Bolivar, 1914


Paraeumigus Bolivar, 1914  (type-species: Eumigus fortius Bolivar  )

The first Moroccan species were described in the Spanish genus Eumigus Bolivar, 1878  , but in 1914 Bolivar established for the Moroccan species the genus Paraeumigus  . Differences lie in the general body aspect, mainly in the pronotum, tegmina, hind femurs, abdomen keel, prosternum and phallic complex shape. Actually, the two genera are considered to belong to two different tribes ( Eumigus  belongs to Pamphagini  ). Concerning details about differences between Euryparyphes  and Paraeumigus  see the genus Euryparyphes  . La Greca (1993) recognized 11 species of Paraeumigus  ; another one is here described from West Morocco, amounting to 12 species on the whole. However, this genus is still poorly known and further material is needed to define better the validity of some taxa. It covers Morocco, as well as Algeria; indeed Maurel (2006) has recorded an unidentified female of Paraeumigus  from the Atlas Tellien (Djurjura), very far from the border with Morocco. Thus, I presume that in the future new taxa will be discovered in this wide country.