A review of the Canarian Sphingonotini with description of a new species from Fuerteventura (Orthoptera : Acrididae : Oedipodinae)

Autor(en): Hochkirch, Axel
Husemann, Martin
Stichwörter: Canary Is.; cryptic species; ISLANDS; Sphingonotini; Sphingonotus; taxonomy; Zoology
Erscheinungsdatum: 2008
Herausgeber: ACAD SINICA INST ZOOLOGY
Journal: ZOOLOGICAL STUDIES
Volumen: 47
Ausgabe: 4
Startseite: 495
Seitenende: 506
Zusammenfassung: 
A review of the Canarian Sphingonotini with description of a new species from Fuerteventura (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Oedipodinae). Zoological Studies 47(4): 495-506. The Canarian representatives of the tribe Sphingonotini (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Oedipodinae) are revised, and a molecular phylogeny based on mitochondrial (mt)DNA sequences (ND5) is presented. The genera Wemerella, Pseudosphingonotus, and Neosphingonotus are synonymized with Sphingonotus. A new grasshopper species from Fuerteventura, Sphingonotus fuerteventurae sp. nov., is described and compared with the Canarian Sphingonotini and some closely related West-Mediterranean species. Some information on the distribution and ecology of the new species is given, and a key to the Canarian species of Sphingonotus is presented.
ISSN: 10215506

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