Consideraciones sobre el género Opatrinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini) en Cuba, Puerto Rico, y Jamaica

After obtaining fresh material of Opatrillus puertoricellis from Puerto Rico a comparison was done with a large series of O. armasi. This latter taxon had been previously compared with Marcuzzi's original description, ma
After obtaining fresh material of Opatrillus puertoricellis from Puerto Rico a comparison was done with a large series of O. armasi. This latter taxon had been previously compared with Marcuzzi's original description, mainly based on his illustration of male genitalia from Jamaica reckoned to be O. puertoricensis. Genitalia from O. p. puertoricensis (from Puerto Rico) and O. armasi, proved to be quite alike. Also morphological characters of the two populations are not very distinct, offering differentiations better considered under sub specific rather than specific level. Therefore, we propose considering O. armasi Garrido and Gutierrez, 1994, as a subspecies associated with O. puertoricensis Marcuzzi, 1977. Based on the differences shown in the male genitalia of O. armasi and O. puertoricensis from Puerto Rico and Jamaica, we consider that the animals from Jamaica are different from Puerto Rico's (O. puertoricensis), and therefore constitute an undescribed species different from 0. puertoricensis. 
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Author:Orlando H. Garrido, Esteban Gutiérrez
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-110272
ISSN:0749-6737
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi
Publisher:Flora & Fauna Publ.
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Article
Language:Spanish
Date of Publication (online):2011/07/21
Year of first Publication:1997
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2011/07/21
Volume:11
Issue:1
Pagenumber:3
First Page:25
Last Page:27
HeBIS PPN:362490856
Institutes:Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Insecta Mundi, Volume 11 (1997)
Journal: Dazugehörige Zeitschrift anzeigen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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