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Published: 2020-12-10
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A new species of Notacanthurus Tshernova, 1974 (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) from India

Zoological Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre, Santhome High Road, Chennai-600028, India University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai-600005, India
Department of Zoology, The Madura College (Autonomous), Madurai-625011, Tamil Nadu, India
Zoological Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre, Santhome High Road, Chennai-600028, India
Flat No 3, Door No 7, Gokulam Apartment, Gokulam Colony, West Mambalam, Chennai-600033, India
Zoological Survey of India, Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre, Senki Valley, Itanagar-791113, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Ephemeroptera mayflies new species Notacanthurus pange larva India


A new species of Notacanthurus Tshernova, 1974 is described based on larvae from India. Notacanthurus pange Vasanth, Selvakumar & Subramanian sp. nov. can be distinguished from all known species of Notacanthurus by the following combination of characters: (i) gill lamellae 5–6 with accessory lobe; (ii) dorsal surface of femora with scattered spatulate setae (iii) male genitalia having penis lobes fused, ‘V’ shaped apically blunt with me­dian pair of spine-like titillators subapically and mesally; (iv) labrum with anterior portion straight and laterally curved; and (v) lingua of hypopharynx apically broad and convex. The distribution map of the new species is also provided.



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