El género Diastolinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini) en las Islas Caimán con descripción de una nueva especie

  • A new species of Diastolinus, D. burtoni is described for the islands of Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac (Cayman Islands). Local forms are characterized by displaying a conspicuous enlargement of the front tibia, character not found in any Cuban species. However, Diastolirius dentipes (endemic to Grand Cayman) was also collected in Cayo Largo del Sur, Archipelago de Los Canarreos, Cuba. Therefore this species, could no longer be considered endemic to the Cayman Islands. Whether the original dispersion occurred from Cayman Island to Cayo Largo or vice versa, is hard to prove, nevertheless, the distinctive character of the dilatation of the front tibias of Caymanian's animals strongly suggest the former variant.

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Author:Orlando H. Garrido, Esteban Gutierrez
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi : a journal of world insect systematics
Publisher:Center for Systematic Entomology
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/29
Year of first Publication:1996
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/29
Page Number:4
First Page:231
Last Page:234
Source:Gainesville : Insecta Mundi 10:1-4, S. 231-234
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Insecta Mundi / Insecta Mundi, Volume 10 (1996)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht