Paranillopsis pampensis, Cicchino & Roig-Junent, 2001

Cicchino, Armando C. & Roig- Juñent, Sergio, 2001, Description And Relationships Of Paranillopsis New Genus, Two New Species From Argentina, And A Key To The Neotropical Genera Of The Subtribe Anillina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini), The Coleopterists Bulletin 55 (2), pp. 185-193 : 191-192

publication ID 10.1649/0010-065X(2001)055[0185:DAROPN]2.0.CO;2


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Paranillopsis pampensis

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Paranillopsis pampensis View in CoL , new species

Figs. 17 View Figs –19, 21–23

Types. Holotype: female, Parque Nacional Ernesto Torquinst , Reserva Integral La Blanqueada (38° 1'S; 61° 58'W) 12­VII­89, Alzuet­Salazar­Martínez col. ( MLP) GoogleMaps ; Paratypes: 1 female, same data as the holotype ( IADIZA) GoogleMaps ; 1 female, same data as the holotype, differing only in the date: 6­X­1989 ( MLP) GoogleMaps .

Specific epithet. The word pampensis is the Latinized adjectival from of pampa, the biogeographical province where this species occur.

Type Locality. Parque Nacional Ernesto Torquinst , Buenos Aires, Argentina .

Diagnosis. See key for diagnostic features.

Description. Habitus similar to P. piguensis ( Figs. 17 View Figs –19). Length 1.12–1.57 mm. Color yellow with olive tonalities. Pubescence as for P. piguensis ( Fig. 2 View Figs ).

Head longer than P. piguensis (length/width = 1.27–1.45), constricted medially, and narrowed on the posterior part, forming a clearly visible neck ( Fig. 17 View Figs ); mouthparts similar to P. piguensis .

Pronotum (Fig. 20) transversal (length/width = 0.78–0.89), similar in shape to P. piguensis .

Elytra longer than P. piguensis (length/width = 4.01–4.19), four times longer than wide (Fig. 19); basal edge of elytral humerus almost perpendicular to median line, in form of angle of 90° (Figs. 21 and 22).

Gonocoxites wider than in P. piguensis , stylus less arcuate (Figs. 24–25); spermatheca rounded, similar to P. piguensis .

Distribution. The material was collected in Tornquist, Buenos Aires Province ( Argentina). The samples were taken on humus soil, within the first 10– 13 cm, in steppe of Stipa caudata Trinius.


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