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Published: 2022-01-14

A new species of Clypeocaenis Soldán 1978 (Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) from Tamil Nadu, India

PG& Research department of Zoology, The American College, Madurai-625002, India.
PG& Research department of Zoology, The American College, Madurai-625002, India.
Department of Zoology, Fatima College, Madurai-625018, India.
PG& Research department of Zoology, The American College, Madurai-625002, India.
Division of Science, Indiana University Purdue University Columbus, Columbus, Indiana, 47203, USA.
Ephemeroptera Clypeocaenini new species Western Ghats Pannota Clypeocaenis malzacheri

Abstract

Clypeocaenis malzacheri sp. nov. is described from the Kottakudi River in southern India, based on larvae and eggs. Clypeocaenis malzacheri sp. nov. appears to be closely related to C. bisetosa Soldán. The new species is distinguished from this species and other congeners based on the structure of the frons; the structure, setation, and maculation of legs; the shape and orientation of the abdominal tergum II projection; and by the shape and denticulation of abdominal sternum IX. Updated couplets for an identification key to Clypeocaenis larvae in the Indomalayan region are provided. The total number of Clypeocaenis species is thereby increased to twelve in the world and seven in India.

 

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How to Cite

SRINIVASAN, P. ., SIVARUBAN, T. ., BARATHY, S. ., ISACK, R. ., & JACOBUS, L. M. . (2022). A new species of <em>Clypeocaenis</em> Soldán 1978 (Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) from Tamil Nadu, India. Zootaxa, 5091(3), 75–84. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5091.3.6