Nesocyrtosoma antiquum (Kaszab and Schawaller)

Hopp, Katie J. & Ivie, Michael A., 2009, A Revision Of The West Indian Genus Nesocyrtosoma Marcuzzi (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), The Coleopterists Bulletin (mo 8) 63, pp. 1-138: 78

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1649/0010-065x-63.sp8.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4912375

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/457F4C06-A843-FFBD-E026-FE25D0BAB596

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Nesocyrtosoma antiquum (Kaszab and Schawaller)
status

 

{ Nesocyrtosoma antiquum (Kaszab and Schawaller)  

{ Hesiodobates antiquus Kaszab and Schawaller 1984: 1–6   , Figs. 1–7 View Figs View Figs ; Poinar 1992: 154. { Nesocyrtosoma antiquum   ; Doyen and Poinar 1994: 45; Perez-Gelabert 2008: 115. { Nesocyrtosoma antiquus   ; Arillo and Ortuño 2005: 22.

{Nesocyrtoma antiquum Perez-Gelabert 1999: 31   [lapsus calami].

Type Material. Not seen. Holotype from Dominican amber; deposited in SMNS; Inv. No. Do-3240-M-1.  

Diagnosis. This fossil species can be distinguished from all other fossil species by the combination of its larger size (5.0 mm) and the completely unmargined posterior margin of the pronotum. This species most closely resembles { N. minisculum   , but can be distinguished from it by its larger size and having the apical six anntenomeres enlarged, forming a loose, elongate club. The description does not provide any other characters that make this species unique from the others, and without studying the holotype, no other diagnostic characters can be provided at this time.

Redescription (based on Kaszab and Schawaller 1984) (sex unknown). 5.0 mm long. Small, elongate. Shining green; legs dark brown with lighter tarsi. Head densely punctate; punctures smaller than a single eye facet. Antenna weakly clavate, nearly filiform; antennomeres 6–11 weakly widened apically, forming a loose, elongate club; apical antennomere longitudinally ovate. Pronotal marginal bead complete laterally, anterior and posterior margins with marginal bead absent, anterior angles of pronotum obtuse, weakly produced and broadly rounded apically; lateral edge of pronotum evenly curved to base; pronotum evenly convex. Prosternal process apically rounded. Elytral striae present as small discontinuous punctures with a deeply impressed line connecting the rows of punctures; interstriae roundly convex, impunctate; scutellary striae 4 punctures long; scutellum triangular, normal. Legs long, slender; apical portion of femora reaching beyond edge of elytra; apical tarsomere longer than preceding tarsomeres combined.

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Tenebrionidae

Genus

Nesocyrtosoma

Loc

Nesocyrtosoma antiquum (Kaszab and Schawaller)

Hopp, Katie J. & Ivie, Michael A. 2009
2009
Loc

Hesiodobates antiquus

Perez-Gelabert, D. E. 2008: 115
Arillo, A. & V. M. Ortuno 2005: 22
Doyen, J. T. & Poinar, Jr. 1994: 45
Poinar, G. O. 1992: 154
Kaszab, Z. & W. Schawaller 1984: 6
1984