Oedichirus cuccodoroi, Rougemont, 2018

Rougemont, Guillaume de, 2018, New species and records of African and Lemurian Oedichirus ERICHSON (Staphylinidae, Paederinae, Procirrina), Linzer biologische Beiträge 50 (1), pp. 447-460: 453-454

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.4004244

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F487B5-CD12-FFB7-7EBC-FB4EFED6FBAF

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Oedichirus cuccodoroi
status

nov.sp.

Oedichirus cuccodoroi   nov.sp. (Figs 8)

♂ Holotype: MADAGASCAR Mt Ambre , 3 km NE N.P. camp site, 12°33’09"S 49°09’40"E, 1300 m, 28.ii.2003, #3a, G. Cuccodoro GoogleMaps   ♀ HOLOTYPE Oedichirus cuccodoroi   des. 2015 G. de Rougemont [ MHNG]   ; 5 Paratypes: Ibid. ♀ PARATYPE Oedichirus cuccodoroi   des. 2015 G. de Rougemont [ MHNG, 2 paratypes in CRO]   ; 5 paratypes: MADAGASCAR Mt Ambre , 2,5 km SE N.P. camp site, 12°31’15"S 49°11’40"E, 950 m, 03.iii.2003 #12a, G. Cuccodoro GoogleMaps   ♀ PARATYPE Oedichirus cuccodoroi   des. 2015 G. de Rougemont [ MNHG]   ; 7 paratypes: MADAGASCAR Mt Ambre , 0,5 km NE N.P. camp site, 12°31’50"S 49°10’35"E, 1000 m, 01.iii.2003 #4a, G. Cuccodoro GoogleMaps   ♀ PARATYPE Oedichirus cuccodoroi   des. 2015 G. de Rougemont [ MHNG, 2 paratypes in CRO]   ; 2 paratypes: MADAGASCAR Mt Ambre , 1,5 km NE N.P. camp site, 12°32’05"S 49°10’40"E, 950 m, 03.iii.2003 #6a, G. Cuccodoro GoogleMaps   ♀ PARATYPE Oedichirus cuccodoroi   des. 2015 G. de Rougemont [ MHNG]   ; 2 paratypes: MADAGASCAR Mt Ambre , 1 km NW N.P. camp site, 12°31’55"S 49°10’32"E, 950 m, 02.iii.2003 #5, G. Cuccodoro GoogleMaps   ♀ PARATYPE Oedichirus cuccodoroi   des. 2015 G. de Rougemont [ MHNG]   ; 5 paratypes: MADAGASCAR Ankarana N.P. near bats cave, 1357’31"S 4907’11"E, 150 m, 09.iii.2003, #11c, G. Cuccodoro   ♀ PARATYPE Oedichirus cuccodoroi   des. 2015 G. de Rougemont [ MHNG]   .

D e s c r i p t i o n: length: 5.5 mm; length of fore-body: 2.3; length of head: 0.65; breadth of head: 0.75; length of antenna: 1.3; length of pronotum: 0.87; breadth of pronotum: 0.75; length of elytron: 0.64; breadth of elytra: 0.85. Body reddish-brown, the centre of each abdominal tergite more or less and increasingly broadly blackish; mouthparts, antennae and legs testaceous. Head and pronotum densely microsculptate, the surface therefore somewhat matt; elytra with very superficial, scarcely evident microsculpture; transverse depressed area behind anterior margin of each abdominal tergite rugosely microsculptate, dull, the rest of tergites with fine microsculpture consisting of transverse striae. Body almost glabrous, with only a few very sparse short hairs. Habitus: Fig. 8.

Head not strongly transverse; eyes prominent but not very large, temples long, coarctate with base; post-ocular carina fine but distinct, extending anteriad to under posterior margin of eye following curve of temples, without forming any angle; punctures large, dense, not forming any discernible pattern. Pronotum rather short, sides rounded between anterior angles and base; lateral margin entirely bordered by a carina which is visible around the anterior angles in dorsal view; punctures very coarse, arranged in a pair of discal series of 3-4 large punctures preceded by a cluster of six punctures, two lateral punctures and two or three smaller punctures above carina of lateral margin. Micropterous, elytra small, only as broad as pronotum, humeral angles completely obsolete; surface of disc uneven, with large, irregular shallow punctures. Punctuation of abdominal tergites dense, coarse, disposed randomly, all interstices narrower than diameter of punctures.

Male: sternite VIII: Fig. 8s8; aedoeagus: Figs 8arl, av.

Female: vulvar plate: Fig. 8vp.

In LECOQ’ s key (1986), section I, this species runs to O. foveicollis QUEDENFELD   , but the aedoeagus, in particular the shape of the anterior process of the ventral plate, is quite different.

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

CRO

Wellington College