Ceroys (Miroceroys) cancelloae, Crispino & Ghirotto & Engelking, 2022

Crispino, Edgar B., Ghirotto, Victor M. & Engelking, Phillip W., 2022, Contributions to the knowledge of Ceroys (Miroceroys) Piza, 1936 (Phasmatodea Heteronemiidae): two new mossy stick insects from the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, Zootaxa 5134 (1), pp. 34-60 : 37

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5134.1.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:105EB598-651C-40D9-A8DA-977CB2CF2047

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6531226

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A287D9-FFA6-FF8C-FF0B-81BEFB83F25F

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Plazi

scientific name

Ceroys (Miroceroys) cancelloae
status

sp. nov.

Ceroys (Miroceroys) cancelloae   sp. nov.

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Holotype, 1♀: MZUSP V0034 , Brasil, Minas Gerais, Extrema. Atlantic Forest , 22º52’42.4”S, 46º18’53.9”W. 1450m of altitude, 30.III.2018. S. H. Kamakuza, P. W. Engelking, E. B. Crispino & V. M. Ghirotto coll. [ MZUSP]. GoogleMaps  

Paratypes, 1♀ ( MZSP 1184 View Materials ), 2♂ ( MZSP 1183 View Materials ), eggs, Brasil, Minas Gerais, Extrema. Atlantic Forest , 22º52’42.4”S, 46º18’53.9”W. 1450m of altitude, 30.III.2018. S. H. Kamakuza, P. W. Engelking, E. B. Crispino & V. M. Ghirotto coll. GoogleMaps   ; 2♀ ( MZSP 1186 View Materials , V0035 )   , 4♂ ( MZSP 1185 View Materials , 1187 View Materials , 1230 View Materials , V0033 )   , 1 subadult ♀ ( MZSP V0032 )   , eggs, Brasil, Minas Gerais, Extrema. Atlantic Forest , 22º52’42.4”S, 46º18’53.9”W. 1450m of altitude, 30.III.2018. V. M. Ghirotto & P. W. Engelking coll. GoogleMaps   ; 1♀ ( MZSP 376 View Materials )   : Brasil, Minas Gerais, Camanducaia, Monte Verde district. Atlantic Forest , 22º52’08”S, 46º01’04”W. 20. IV.2015. P. I. Chiquetto-Machado & A. Z. Ramin coll. GoogleMaps   ; 1♀ ( MZSP 810 View Materials )   , 1♂ ( MZSP 809 View Materials )   , eggs: Brasil, Minas Gerais, Camanducaia, Monte Verde district . 22º52’08”S, 46º01’04”W. 7.I.2017. P. I. Chiquetto-Machado & A. Z. Ramin coll. [ MZUSP] GoogleMaps   .

Etymology. The specific name is a patronym in honour of Dr. Eliana Marques Cancello, professor and curator of the entomological collection of the MZUSP and advisor of the masters of EBC and VMG, and soon probably of the upcoming master of PWE as well. Expert in termites and an excellent researcher and entomologist, she gladly advises our projects with phasmids, having already advised our colleague and friend P.I. Chiquetto-Machado on his PhD about phasmids and who also collected the new species. This comes in form of our sincerely gratefulness for supporting our goal to specialize in stick insects and of a recognition of her efforts on promoting research on Phasmatodea   in Brazil.

Diagnosis. Females of Ceroys (Miroceroys) cancelloae   sp. nov. can be differentiated from the females of all other Ceroys (Miroceroys)   species by the absence of crest-like longitudinal lobes on tergite III-VIII ( Figs 1A View FIGURE 1 , 4A–B View FIGURE 4 ) and the more lanceolate, thinner, and shorter meso- and metathoracic dorsolateral lobes ( Figs 1A View FIGURE 1 , 3A View FIGURE 3 ). Males can be differentiated from males of all other Ceroys (Miroceroys)   species by the smooth, less robust, thinner meso- and metathoracic dorsolateral spines ( Figs 1B View FIGURE 1 , 3B View FIGURE 3 ), the constricted abdominal segments, the tapering aspect of the cerci and the presence of short and conical dorsal spines, few smaller at the anterior region of mesothorax, and in pairs at the posterior region of each thoracic segment, with absence of further robust spines.

MZUSP

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

MZSP

Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phasmida

Family

Heteronemiidae

Genus

Ceroys