Craspedophorus cameronus Bates, 1886

Häckel, Martin, 2017, A contribution to the knowledge of the subfamily Panagaeinae Hope, 1838 from Africa. Part 2. Revision of the Craspedophorus leprieuri and C. regalis groups (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Zootaxa 4236 (2), pp. 201-243: 203-204

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Craspedophorus cameronus Bates, 1886
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1. Craspedophorus cameronus Bates, 1886  

(Plate 2, Figs 13–15)

Craspedophorus cameronus Bates, 1886: 196   (type loc. “ Mount Cameroons ” [= South West Region, Cameroon]). Burgeon 1930b: 158, 1935: 180, Jeannel 1949: 853, Basilewsky 1954: 247, Lorenz 2005: 320, Häckel et Farkač 2012: 80.  

Type material. Holotype (♀): “Cameroons // Craspedophorus   / cameronus   / Bates [handwritten in black on white label]// Ex-Musaeo / H. W. Bates / 1892 [printed in black on white label]// Type [printed in black on red label]” (Plate 2, Fig. 14, MNHN, Oberthür/Bates Collection). Paratypes: 1♂,1♀: “Cameroons [handwritten, white label]// Craspedophorus   / cameronus   / Bates [handwritten, white label]// Ex-Musaeo / H. W. Bates / 1892 [printed, white label]// Paratype [printed, red label]” (Plate 2, Fig. 13, MNHN, Oberthür/Bates Collection).

Other material examined. Cameroon. [South West] 1♀: “ Grina ” ( MRAC)   . DR Congo: Orientale Province.   1♂ [labeled as comparted with type (in MNHN) by Basilewsky],1♀: “Barumbu”; 1♀: “De Stan.[- leyville] à Irumu, km 70”; 1♂: “Haut-Uele: Yebo; 1♂, 1♀: “ Yangambi (Lubilu River)” ( MRAC)   ; Sud-Kivu Province. 1♀: “ Kitutu ” ( MRAC). Equatorial Guinea   . 2♀: “ Guinéé Espagnole, Mongo ” ( MRAC)   . Gabon. 1♀: “[ Ogoué-Ivindo Prov. ] Ogoué, Lambaréné ”   ; 1♀: “Ogôué” (MNHN); 1♂: “[Estuaire Prov.] Ntoum (cDM)”   ; 1♂, 1♀: “[ Ogoué-Ivindo Prov. ] Makokou-Passa ” (Plate 2, Fig. 15, cMH). Guinea   . 1♀: “ Nimba ” ( MRAC)   . Nigeria: Cross River State   . 1♀: “ Old Calabar [printed in black on white st upper pinned label]// Musum Paris / 1952 / Coll. A. Oberthür [printed in black on lower pinned blue label]/// pinned second from left in the series labeled: “ Lafertéi? / Murray / Afrique occident. / Sallé [handwritten in black on white box label in Chaudoir's Collection ” ( MNHN)   .

Note. This species was based on five specimens collected in Cameroon, labeled “Mount Cameroons ”. Description (in part, see Bates 1886: 196). “Length 15 mm. It mostly resembles C. leprieuri (Laporte de Castelnau, 1835)   . Almost parallel-sided, black, palps, antennae (except base), tibiae and tarsi piceo-ferrugineous, each elytron with two yellowish maculae, humeral macula reaching from V.[VI.] to VIII. interval, macular spots on VII. and VIII. intervals elongated to humerus; subapical macula smaller, reaching from V. to VIII. interval; head strongly convex, vertex and frons grossly punctured; pronotum with lateral margins widely explanated, posteriorly narrowed, rounded at midlength, anteriorly narrowing, arcuate, anterior margin deeply sinuate, posterior margins distinctly more sharp and sinuate than in C. leprieuri   , denticulated, deeply emarginated in front of posterior angles, surface throughout grossly punctured; elytra striated, punctured, covered by short setae, intervals sparsely punctured” [from Latin]. “Belongs to the same section as C. leprieuri   , in which the posterior episterna are longer than broad, the ventral segments not crenulated on their fore margins, and the neck not constricted above. The thorax has the same broad outline - much broader and more dilated anteriorly than in C. grossus   and its allies, but it is narrower, especially behind, than in C. leprieuri   . The scanty punctuation of the elytral interstices—the punctures not being more than 3 or 4 in a transverse row—and the great length of the red basal spot on the VII. and VIII. interstices, further amply distinguish the species”.

Burgeon (1935: 180) stated: “Specimens collected in Barumbu [village with a hospital in the past district of Aruwimi, today west part of Orientale Province in DR Congo] (XII, 20, Ghesquière) appear to me the same as a specimen from Cameroon [type series], from which they differ by reddish antennae and tibiae, more transverse pronotum widest behind midlength, more attenuate hind part of body, and more reduced and undivided elytral maculae.” [from French].

Distribution. Cameroon, DR Congo: Orientale, Sud-Kivu Provinces; Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, south-eastern Nigeria.

MRAC

Mus�e Royal de l�Afrique Centrale

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Craspedophorus

Loc

Craspedophorus cameronus Bates, 1886

Häckel, Martin 2017
2017
Loc

Craspedophorus cameronus

Hackel 2012: 80
Lorenz 2005: 320
Basilewsky 1954: 247
Jeannel 1949: 853
Burgeon 1930: 158
Bates 1886: 196
1886