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Published: 2022-03-31
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A new species of Progomphus Selys, 1854 (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae) from Minas Gerais state, Southeastern Brazil

Laboratório de Biologia Aquática, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Faculdade de Ciências e Letras de Assis, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Assis, São Paulo, Brasil
Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Sul de Minas Gerais, Campus Inconfidentes, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Odonata Neotropical South America sanddragon Atlantic Forest


Progomphus teolitavius sp. nov. (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae) is described and diagnosed based on a specimen collected in a gallery forest of Cerrado from Barroso municipality, Minas Gerais state, Brazil (-21.2238, -43.9895, 1033 m, 30.iii.2021, G.S. Santos leg.). The new species can be distinguished from congeners by its enlarged basal externo-lateral dilatation of cerci (which bears large teeth), and epiproct morphology.



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