Tettix tartarus, Saussure, 1887

Hollier, John, 2013, An annotated list of the Orthoptera (Insecta) species described by Henri de Saussure, with an account of the primary type material housed in the Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Genève, Part 4: The Acridomorpha excluding the superfamily Acridoidea, Revue suisse de Zoologie 120 (2), pp. 203-219 : 216

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scientific name

Tettix tartarus
status

 

tartarus Saussure in Bolivar, 1887: 262-263 [ Tettix ].

Turkestan. Unspecified number of Ƌ and ♀ (variation to the pronotum mentioned).

Two Ƌ and three ♀ possible syntypes. A Ƌ with labels: “2” [handwritten on white paper]; “Vallée du Sarafshan” [handwritten on white paper]; “ Tettix tartarus var. Sauss.” [handwritten on blue paper]. Specimen lacks the left hind leg. A Ƌ with labels: “Tashkent” [printed in Cyrillic characters on a strip of white paper]; “ Tettix tartarus Sauss. ” [handwritten on blue paper]. A ♀ with labels: “ tartarus Ss. var., Turkestan, M.H.S.” [handwritten on white paper]; “ Tettix tartarus Sauss. ” [handwritten on blue paper]. A ♀ with labels: “Tashkent” [printed in Cyrillic characters on a strip of white paper]; “ Tettix tartarus Sauss. ” [handwritten on blue paper]. Specimen lacks both antennae, the tarsi of the left front leg, the tibia and tarsi of the right front leg and the tarsi of the right middle leg. A ♀ with labels: “4” [printed on white card with a red line]; “Tashkent” [printed in Cyrillic characters on a strip of white paper]; “ tartarus Ss. var., Turkestan, M.H.S.” [handwritten on white paper] “ Tettix tartarus Sauss. ” [handwritten on blue paper]. Specimen lacks the left antenna and the right hind leg. There are several more specimens without locality labels. This species was described on the basis of material given to Bolivar by Saussure. It is not clear from the original description whether Bolivar only saw the material he kept in his collection. According to OSF there are only Ƌ syntypes in the MNMS, so it is probable that some of the specimens in the MHNG are syntypes. Box Q 6 .

Tetrix tartara tartara (Saussure in Bolívar, 1887).

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tetrigidae

Genus

Tettix

Loc

Tettix tartarus

Hollier, John 2013
2013
Loc

tartarus

BOLIVAR, I. 1887: 262
1887