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Published: 2021-11-10

Ebogotermes raphaeli, new genus and new species, an African soldierless termite described from the worker caste (Isoptera, Termitidae, Apicotermitinae)

University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center, 3205 College Avenue Davie, Florida 33314 U.S.A.
Evolutionary Biology & Ecology, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), CP 160-12, Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50 B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.
Département des sciences biologiques, Ecole normale supérieure, Université de Yaoundé I, BP 47 Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Praha 6 – Suchdol, Czech Republic.
Isoptera Cameroon enteric valve armature

Abstract

Ebogotermes raphaeli gen. n. sp. n., is described from workers collected in Cameroon. This soil-feeding termite is the largest soldierless termite from central Africa and aligns with the Anoplotermes subgroup. The enteric valve armature is weakly armed and, as with most apicotermitine species, is uniquely diagnostic.

 

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