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A new species and new record of the genus Platybaetis Müller-Liebenau, 1980 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from Eastern Himalaya, India

Zoological Survey of India, High Altitude Regional Centre, Saproon, Solan-173 211(HP), India.
Zoological Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre, Santhome High Road, Chennai-600028 (TN), India. University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu- 600005, India.
Zoological Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre, Santhome High Road, Chennai-600028 (TN), India.
Zoological Survey of India, High Altitude Regional Centre, Saproon, Solan-173 211(HP), India.
Flat No 3, Door No 7, Gokulam Apartment, West Mambalam, Chennai-600 033 (TN), India.
Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun-248 001, Uttarakhand, India.
Ephemeroptera Mayfly Taxonomy new species Platybaetis selvai sp. nov.

Abstract

A new species of Platybaetis viz., P. selvai sp. nov. is described herein based on larval collections from Tangon stream in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in Eastern region of Indian Himalaya. It can be differentiated by the following combination of characters: (i) posterior margin of abdominal segments I–X with rounded ‘U’ shaped spines; (ii) anterolateral margin of gills I–VII with minute setae; (iii) claw with 7–8 denticles; (iv) paracercus composed of 10–11 segments; (v) hindwing pads reduced, small. Brief ecological notes are appended.

 

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