Friday, June 30, 2017

[Entomology • 2017] Ciglianacris submontana • A New Genus of Andean Melanoplinae (Orthoptera: Acrididae): Studies in Colombian Caelifera and Adjacent Territories


Ciglianacris submontana
 Cadena-Castañeda & Cardona-Granda, 2017 


Abstract

A new genus and species of neotropical melanoplines living in the submontane forests of the Colombian Andes is hereby described. This genus is closely related to the genera of the genus group Scotussae and the Andean genera Bogotacris and Chibchacris, distributed in the paramo ecosystems of Colombia and Venezuela.

Keywords: Orthoptera, Dichroplini, Scotussae, Bogotacris, Chibchacris, phallic complex, submontane forest, Colombia




Oscar J. Cadena-Castañeda and Juan Manuel Cardona-Granda. 2017. Studies in Colombian Caelifera and Adjacent Territories: Ciglianacris, A New Genus of Andean Melanoplinae (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Zootaxa. 4286(2); 267–276. DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4286.2.9

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