Diploptera maculata Hanitsch,

Wang, Zong-Qing, 2017, Preliminary molecular phylogeny of beetle cockroaches (Diploptera) and notes on male and female genitalia (Blattodea: Blaberidae: Diplopterinae), Zootaxa 4320 (3), pp. 523-534: 529

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4320.3.7

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:Bfde4871-5Fb2-4A27-A590-363382C9Df18

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Diploptera maculata Hanitsch
status

 

Diploptera maculata Hanitsch 

Diploptera bicolor Hanitsch  syn. nov.

Diploptera pulchra Anisyutkin  syn. nov.

Diploptera maculata  and D. bicolor  are known for females only and males only, respectively. Molecular data in the present study prove that they represent the two sexes of one species. No priority between them because they were published in one paper. We considered that the epithet maculata  better describes the diagnostic characters of this species, therefore D. maculata  is regarded as the senior synonym of D. bicolor  . Diploptera pulchra  is a synonym of D. bicolor  , and is a new synonym of D. maculata  . Therefore, D. maculata  is the only known sexually dimorphic species in Diploptera  ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Blattodea

Family

Blaberidae

Genus

Diploptera