Pamphagidae (Orthoptera: Caelifera) of North Africa: key to genera and the annotated check-list of the species.

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At least 95 species of Pamphagidae belonging to 17 genera are known in North Africa. Taxonomic status is fairly known, withsome exception, mainly due to scarcity of available specimens of some genera in museums and collections. In this paper, theauthor proposes a new key to genera and reports the annotated list of all the known species, based on specimens examined indifferent European museums. Concerning the subfamily Thrinchinae, he proposes to consider only the following species of thegenus Tmethis: T. cisti, T. harterti new status, T. maroccanus and T. pulchripennis. He also considers Neotmethis bidentatussynonym of T. harterti, and the three newly described species of the genus Tuarega as synonyms of T. insignis. In addition, heproposes to remove Batrachotettix elephas from the synonyms of T. insignis, because its description consents to establish that itbelongs to a South African Porthetinae, not to a Thrinchinae. With regard to the subfamily Pamphaginae, the author recognizesthe presence in North Africa of three tribes, until now containing 90 species: Finotiini, Pamphagini and Euryparyphini; Amigusis definitively considered a valid genus within the tribe Pamphagini, with the only species A. nigroadspersus. Additionally, heproposes a new key to species of the genus Paracinipe. He considers Paracinipe theryi as a valid species; previously it has beenlisted as subspecies of P. dolichocera. He also establishes that Acinipe calabra of Italy is the same taxon living in North Africa.Further, he describes Euryparyphes rungsi new species from Middle Atlas, and Paraeumigus lopezi new species from WestMorocco, and synonymizes Eunapiodes granosus rungsi with E. atlantis. Finally, he reports biometric data of the generaTmethis, Paracinipe, Paraeumigus and Eunapiodes.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)435-475
Numero di pagine41
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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