Metrodorinae

Tan, Ming Kai & Artchawakom, Taksin, 2015, A new species from the genus Gorochovitettix (Tetrigidae: Metrodorinae) from Thailand, Zootaxa 3990 (3), pp. 444-450: 445

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3990.3.9

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E3045A70-F83A-4CAA-811D-B96214600E42

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/4D437F22-1763-FF81-AEAB-F915F71DED99

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Plazi

scientific name

Metrodorinae
status

 

Subfamily Metrodorinae  

Discussion. Gorochovitettix   can be rightly placed under the subfamily Metrodorinae   since it possesses the main diagnostic characters of the subfamily: pronotal lateral lobe that is directed outwards and obliquely truncated and with basitarsus and third segment of hind tarsus subequal in length ( Storozhenko & Pushkar, 2015). This is in spite of the fact that Gorochovitettix   also resembles representatives from the subfamily Cladonotinae   by frontal ridge (or scutellum) distinctively broader than scapus. Adding this genus to the current phylogeny of Tetrigidae   could help to confirm the subfamily status of this newly-erected genus.