Trogolaphysa penicillata ( Schött, 1927 ), Nguyen & Soto-Adames, 2018

Nguyen, Minh & Soto-Adames, Felipe N., 2018, Annotated checklist of Afrotropical Trogolaphysa Mills, 1938 (Hexapoda: Collembola: Paronellidae) and description of a new species from Madagascar, Zoosystema 40 (10), pp. 179-196: 190-192

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2018v40a10

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F2681FDC-D9BE-48F8-918C-63CF67FF6F52

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3811385

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/720BFC4C-FFED-FF80-FC09-FBFD1F19ABFA

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Trogolaphysa penicillata ( Schött, 1927 )
status

 

Trogolaphysa penicillata ( Schött, 1927)   n. comb.

Paronella penicillata Schött, 1927: 29-30   , pl. II, fig. 16-20, key (Debundscha, Cameroon). — Denis 1933: 268, key. — Delamare Debouteville 1947: 453; 1948: 316, 421 (association with termite Noditermes curvatus   , Ivory Coast); 1951b: 205, 209, 212, fig. 51 ( Ivory Coast). — Delamare Debouteville in Delamare Debouteville & Paulian 1952: 77 (Le Banco, Ivory Coast). — Barra 1969: 189 (record, Ipassa, Gabon). — Mitra 2002c: 106 (syntypes deposited at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm).

Dicranocentruga penicillata   – Mitra 1992: 212; 2002c: 114, 106, 114, fig. 3A (generic placement, incorrectly stating new combination, photo of syntype).

TYPE LOCALITY. — Debundscha, Cameroon.

DISTRIBUTION. — Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Gabon.

REMARKS

This species is placed in Trogolaphysa   based on the absence of manubrial spines and the shape of the mucro.

This species is restricted to Western Africa and is characterized by having a white background color, with blue pigment on lateral margin of the metathorax and 1 st abdominal segment, and a transversal band on anterior half of the 4 th abdominal segment; antennomere 1 light blue, all other antennal segments dark blue; tenet hair relatively long, and spatulate; unguis with 4 inner teeth, paired teeth inserted on basal half of inner edge; unpaired teeth shorter that paired teeth, inserted on distal half, far away from basal teeth; unguiculus truncate; dens with distal spines on inner row apically asymmetric and paintbrush-like; mucro with 4 teeth, basal teeth paired.

This species is easy to recognize by its distinctive color pattern, truncate unguiculus and the paintbrush-like distal dental spines.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Entognatha

Order

Collembola

Family

Paronellidae

Genus

Trogolaphysa

Loc

Trogolaphysa penicillata ( Schött, 1927 )

Nguyen, Minh & Soto-Adames, Felipe N. 2018
2018
Loc

Paronella penicillata Schött, 1927: 29-30

Paronella penicillata Schött, 1927: 29-30
Denis 1933: 268
Delamare Debouteville 1947: 453
1948: 316
1951b: 205
Delamare Debouteville & Paulian 1952: 77
Barra 1969: 189
Mitra 2002c: 106
Loc

penicillata

Mitra 1992: 212
2002c: 114