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Pseudotepuibasis gen. nov., a new monotypic genus of Coenagrionidae from Colombian Amazon (Odonata: Zygoptera)

Grupo de investigación Biodiversidad del Caribe Colombiano, Departamento de Biología, Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Colombia
Grupo de investigación Biodiversidad del Caribe Colombiano, Departamento de Biología, Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Colombia Laboratório de Sistemática de Insetos Aquáticos (LABSIA), Universidade Federal do Paraná, Jardim das Américas, Curitiba, Brasil
Odonata Damselfly Teinobasini Guyana shield tepui integrative taxonomy biogeography


Pseudotepuibasis gen. nov. is erected for P. garrisoni sp. nov. from the Colombian Amazon (December 2015, Caquetá Department, Solano Municipality, Araracuara, Guacamayo Guard, -72.2497, -0.6308, L. Pérez leg.). Male and female of this new genus are described and illustrated, cerci of male with a ventrobasal spur for which it is considered in the tribe Teinobasini, close to Tepuibasis De Marmels, 2007 and Austrotepuibasis Machado & Lencioni, 2011, by its color pattern and cerci morphology; and close to Leptobasis Selys, 1877 and Mesoleptobasis Sjöstedt, 1918, by its genital ligula. Some notable characters of Pseudotepuibasis are a chitinized spine-like process directed posteriorly on the genital ligula, male cerci with chitinized median tooth, and thoracic color pattern.



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