Wednesday, April 27, 2016

[Entomology • 2016] Nigrimacula gen. nov. Comments on the Status of Xiphidiopsis quadrinotata Bey-Bienko, 1971 and related species with One New Genus and Species (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Meconematinae) from South China


Nigrimacula xizangensis 
Jiao & Shi, 2013

Abstract

Based on the collections of the Museum of Hebei University, the paper comments Xiphidiopsis quadrinotata Bey-Bienko, 1971 status and reinstates Xizicus (Axizicus) xizangensis Jiao & Shi, 2013 as a valid species. Meanwhile, Alloteratura (Meconemopsis) Karny, 1924 is redefined and one new genus of Meconematinae, Nigrimacula Shi, Bian & Zhou gen. nov., mainly distributed in South China, is erected. The new genus includes three previously known species: Xiphidiopsis quadrinotata Bey-Bienko, 1971, Xizicus (Axizicus) xizangensis Jiao & Shi, 2013 and Meconemopsis paraquadrinotata Wang, Liu & Li, 2015 and one new species, Nigrimacula binotata Shi, Bian & Zhou sp. nov. The male of Xiphidiopsis quadrinotata Bey-Bienko, 1971 and female of Xizicus (Axizicus) xizangensis Jiao & Shi, 2013 are described for the first time. A key to the species based on the morphology and a distribution map are included.

Keywords: Meconematinae, Xiphidiopsis quadrinotata and related species, Alloteratura (Meconemopsis), new genus, new species, China, Orthoptera


Fuming Shi, Xun Bian and  Zhijun Zhou. 2016. Comments on the Status of Xiphidiopsis quadrinotata Bey-Bienko, 1971 and related species with One New Genus and Species (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Meconematinae). Zootaxa. 4105(4); DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4105.4.4



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