Piriana pygmaea ( Bates, 1881 ) Santos-Silva & Galileo & Mcclarin, 2018

Santos-Silva, Antonio, Galileo, Maria Helena M. & Mcclarin, Jim, 2018, Division of the genera Sparna Thomson, 1864 and Carterica Pascoe, 1858 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Colobotheini) with description of six new genera and eight new species, Zootaxa 4407 (1), pp. 1-28: 11

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4407.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:729ADEFF-ABEA-41EF-8AA6-40C93D51FACA

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5971267

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E44B2F31-FFBD-E46E-069D-EB24FA13EF2D

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scientific name

Piriana pygmaea ( Bates, 1881 )
status

comb.nov.

Piriana pygmaea ( Bates, 1881)   , comb.nov.

Carterica pygmaea Bates, 1881: 186   ; Lameere, 1883: 72 (cat.); Bates, 1885: 419; Aurivillius, 1923: 457 (cat.); Blackwelder, 1946: 621 (checklist); Gilmour, 1965: 631 (cat.); Chemsak et al., 1992: 150 (checklist); Maes et al., 1994: 33 (distr.); Monné & Giesbert, 1994: 271 (checklist); Monné, 1995: 24 (cat.); Maes, 1998: 939 (distr.); Monné, 2005: 337 (cat.); Monné & Hovore, 2006: 234 (checklist); Swift et al., 2010: 52 (distr.); Maes et al., 2010: 712 (distr.; part); Lagos & Barrios, 2014: 20 (distr.).

Carterica cincticornis   ; Bates, 1872: 238 (dist.; misidentification).

Comparison of photograph of the holotype of Carterica pygmaea   (see Bezark 2017, Maes 2010) with the specimen from Nicaragua (Mataglapa, Selva Negra Mountain Resort) in Maes (2010), affirms that they are different species. The Maes (2010) specimen is much more slender and has different proportions between head, prothorax and elytra so it is very likely an undescribed species. Nearly all specimens examined by us through photographs or the single specimen deposited at MZSP, show slender specimens, in some cases, with distinctly longer legs. However, until additional specimens are available it is not possible to know if more than one species is represented among them.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Genus

Piriana

Loc

Piriana pygmaea ( Bates, 1881 )

Santos-Silva, Antonio, Galileo, Maria Helena M. & Mcclarin, Jim 2018
2018
Loc

Carterica pygmaea

Bates, 1881 : 186
Lameere, 1883 : 72
Bates, 1885 : 419
Aurivillius, 1923 : 457
Blackwelder, 1946 : 621
Gilmour, 1965 : 631
Chemsak et al., 1992 : 150
Maes et al., 1994 : 33
Monné & Giesbert, 1994 : 271
Monné, 1995 : 24
Maes, 1998 : 939
Monné, 2005 : 337
Monné & Hovore, 2006 : 234
Swift et al., 2010 : 52
Maes et al., 2010 : 712
Lagos & Barrios, 2014 : 20
Loc

Carterica cincticornis

Bates, 1872 : 238