Jamesia Jekel, 1861: 259

Nearns, Eugenio H. & Tavakilian, Gérard-Luc, 2012, New Taxa and Combinations in Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from Central and South America, with notes on additional taxa Eugenio H. Nearns, Insecta Mundi 2012 (231), pp. 1-24: 19

publication ID

1942-1354

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Jamesia Jekel, 1861: 259
status

 

Jamesia Jekel, 1861: 259   ( Lamiinae   : Onciderini   )

( Figures 8a–d)

Jamesia Jekel, 1861: 259   . Type species: Lamia globifera Fabricius, 1801   .

= Paraclytemnestra Breuning, 1974: 239   . Type species: Paraclytemnestra gigantea Breuning, 1974   , by monotypy and original designation, new synonymy.

Discussion. Fisher (1926) described Jamesia lineata   ( Fig. 8a, c) from a single female specimen from St. Lucia, Lesser Antilles (holotype deposited at USNM). Breuning (1974) described Paraclytemnestra gigantea   from a single female specimen from the Antilles. Tavakilian (1997) studied both holotype specimens, synonymized P. gigantea   and proposed the new combination Paraclytemnestra lineata ( Fisher, 1926)   . Reexamination of both holotype specimens, as well as dozens of specimens of all described species of Jamesia   , revealed that both genera share several diagnostic morphological characters: frons elongate, narrow, about as wide as width of one lower eye lobe; frons surface roughly sculptured; eyes with lower lobes oblong; genae about as tall or slightly shorter than lower eye lobes; antennal tubercles narrowly separated, contiguous at base; scape gradually expanded to apex; pronotum transverse, roughly conical, narrower anteriorly (e.g., Fig. 1 a-d, 8b, d). Based on these morphological similarities, we propose that Jamesia lineata Fisher, 1926   be restored to original combination, and Paraclytemnestra Breuning   becomes a new synonym of Jamesia Jekel.  

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Cornales

Family

Hydrangeaceae

Loc

Jamesia Jekel, 1861: 259

Nearns, Eugenio H. & Tavakilian, Gérard-Luc 2012
2012
Loc

Paraclytemnestra

Breuning, S. 1974: 239
1974
Loc

Jamesia

Jekel, H. 1861: 259
1861
Loc

Jamesia

Jekel, H. 1861: 259
1861