Pseudepitettix Modified

Huang, Chao-Mei & Deng, Wei-An, 2021, Description of a new species of the genus Pseudepitettix Zheng (Orthoptera Tetrigoidea: Cladonotinae) from China, Zootaxa 4990 (1), pp. 182-191: 183-184

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4990.1.12

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:692A98F0-A6ED-4A58-B040-2F232C1E437B

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5114805

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E541879B-E705-5071-FF0B-F95753DCFD4B

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scientific name

Pseudepitettix Modified
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Key to Chinese species of Pseudepitettix Modified   from Deng (2020).

1. Median carina of pronotum distinctly arch-like before shoulders and suddenly depressed to straight behind shoulders in profile ( Figure 1A–B View FIGURE 1 ) (Distribution: China).................................................. P. convexa Deng   , sp. nov.

- Median carina of pronotum slightly arch-like or straight in profile............................................... 2

2. Pronotal surface coarse, interspersed with dense protuberances or netted keels and notchs............................ 3

- Pronotal surface smooth, body surface interspersed with granules............................................... 5

3 In dorsal view, anterior margin of pronotum angularly projecting; apex of hind pronotal process rounded ( Figure 4A–B View FIGURE 4 ) (Distribution: China)........................................................... P. nigritibis Zheng & Jiang, 2000  

- In dorsal view, anterior margin of pronotum truncate; apex of hind pronotal process with weak excision................. 4

4. In lateral view, frontal ridge and vertex forming an obtuse rounded shape; pronotum with interhumeral carinae ( Figure 4C–D View FIGURE 4 ) (Distribution: China)................................................... P. linaoshanensis Liang & Jiang, 2004  

- In lateral view, frontal ridge and vertex forming a right angle shape; pronotum without interhumeral carinae ( Figure 4E–F View FIGURE 4 ) (Distribution: China)..................................................... P. torulosinota (Zheng & Lin, 2016)  

5. Width of vertex between eyes 2.3 times width of compound eye; in dorsal view, anterior margin of pronotum angularly projecting................................................................................................. 6

- Width of vertex between eyes 0.8–1.3 or 2.8 times width of compound eye; in dorsal view, anterior margin of pronotum truncate................................................................................................ 7

6 Interhumeral carina of pronotum absent; middle femora with straight ventral margins ( Figure 4G–H View FIGURE 4 ) (Distribution: China)......................................................................... P. guibeiensis Zheng & Jiang, 1995  

- Pronotum with one pair of interhumeral carinae between shoulders; middle femora with undulated ventral margins ( Figure 4I–J View FIGURE 4 ) (Distribution: Thailand)..................................... P. pimkarnae Storozhenko & Dawwrueng, 2014  

7. Width of vertex between eyes 2.8 times width of compound eye; apex of hind pronotal process truncate ( Figure 4K–L View FIGURE 4 ) (Distribution: China).................................................................. P. yunnanensis Zheng, 1995  

- Width of vertex between eyes 0.8–1.3 times width of compound eye; apex of hind pronotal process rounded............. 8

8. Width of vertex between eyes 0.8 times width of compound eye; lateral carinae of pronotum obviously constricted backward after shoulders ( Figure 5A–B View FIGURE 5 ) (Distribution: China)...................................... P. strictivertex Deng, 2020  

- Width of vertex between eyes 1.3 times width of compound eye; lateral carinae of pronotum straight and not constricted backward after shoulders ( Figure 5C–D View FIGURE 5 ) (Distribution: China)................................ P. hainanensis Deng, 2020