Patawatermes, TURRICOLA (SILVESTRI, 1901), TURRICOLA (SILVESTRI, 1901

Bourguignon, Thomas, Scheffrahn, Rudolf H., Nagy, Zoltán Tamás, Sonet, Gontran, Host, Benoît & Roisin, Yves, 2016, Towards a revision of the Neotropical soldierless termites (Isoptera: Termitidae): redescription of the genus Grigiotermes Mathews and description of five new genera, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 176 (1), pp. 15-35: 26-27

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1111/zoj.12305

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B687D2-F52A-5C07-5005-8723A73B79DC

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scientific name

Patawatermes
status

 

PATAWATERMES TURRICOLA ( SILVESTRI, 1901)   COMB. NOV. ( FIGS 5A View Figure 5 , 7G View Figure 7 , 9I, J View Figure 9 , 10 View Figure 10 ; TABLE 9)

Anoplotermes turricola Silvestri, 1901: 8   .

Anoplotermes turricola Silvestri, 1901   , in Krishna et al., 2013: 1344.

Anoplotermes bequaerti Snyder & Emerson   , in Snyder, 1949: 104.

Grigiotermes bequaerti (Snyder & Emerson, 1949)   , in Fontes, 1983: 139, syn. nov.

Grigiotermes bequaerti (Snyder & Emerson, 1949)   , in Krishna et al., 2013: 1393.

Material examined

Syntypes of A. turricola   : workers and alates, Brazil: Cuyabá: AMNH collection, F. Silvestri. Syntypes of A. bequaerti   : workers (incorrectly labelled Anoplotermes pacificus   ): Tacurú Pucú, Silvestri coll. ( MCGD).

Other material examined

Colombia: ULB collection: Llano _ T01, Llano _ T04: Casanare, Hacienda Juan Solito (06°01′N, 71°18′W), 12.viii.2012, collected by Y. Roisin   GoogleMaps   .

Worker: Head covered by about 100 long bristles. Cushions of enteric valve with sclerotized armature composed of six tufts that are each composed of about 20 medium-sized spines.

Imago: Fontanelle of medium size, visible as a lighter spot between the eyes. Ocelli of medium size. Posteri- or margins of meso- and metanotum slightly emarginated with rounded angles.

New synonymy

Observations of external morphology and worker enteric valve armature in the type series of P. turricola   and P. bequaerti   revealed no consistent differences. We thus

consider these two species as synonyms, with precedence being held by P. turricola   .

Diagnosis

Patawatermes turricola   differs from P. nigripunctatus   by its enteric valve armature with fewer, stouter spines with multidirectional orientation.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Blattodea

Family

Termitidae

Loc

Patawatermes

Bourguignon, Thomas, Scheffrahn, Rudolf H., Nagy, Zoltán Tamás, Sonet, Gontran, Host, Benoît & Roisin, Yves 2016
2016
Loc

Anoplotermes turricola

Krishna K & Grimaldi DA & Krishna V & Engel MS 2013: 1344
2013
Loc

Grigiotermes bequaerti (Snyder & Emerson, 1949)

Krishna K & Grimaldi DA & Krishna V & Engel MS 2013: 1393
2013
Loc

Grigiotermes bequaerti (Snyder & Emerson, 1949)

Fontes LR 1983: 139
1983
Loc

Anoplotermes bequaerti

Snyder TE 1949: 104
1949
Loc

Anoplotermes turricola

Silvestri F 1901: 8
1901