Abax parallelepipedus ligurinus

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Zanella, Lorenzo (2017) Taxonomic note on Abax contractus (Heer, 1841) and description of A. parallelepipedus ligurinus n. subsp. (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Pterostichini). Zootaxa 4238 : 372 – 373, doi. Versioned wiki page: 2017-03-06, version 137250, https://species-id.net/w/index.php?title=Abax_parallelepipedus_ligurinus&oldid=137250 , contributors (alphabetical order): PlaziBot.

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Taxonavigation

Ordo: Coleoptera
Familia: Carabidae
Genus: Abax
Species: Abax parallelepipedus

Name

Abax parallelepipedus ligurinus Zanella, Lorenzo, 2017Wikispecies linkPensoft Profile

Materials Examined

Italy Monte San Giorgio

Diagnosis

Diagnosis. This subspecies differs from the typical form by the body shape being less stout (Fig. 3A). Pronotum and elytra are proportionally narrower at their bases, so the body shape is less parallel-sided. Transversal fine lines scattered through the head and pronotum confer an evanescent roughness to the nominotypical form; these are largely absent in ligurinus. The apical lamina of the male genitalia (Fig. 4 C) is less stout, with an angular expansion less marked along the right margin, sometimes very weak, whereas the extreme tip is almost pointed instead than evidently truncate. The new subspecies is very similar to A. p. curtulus, differing only in that the size is slightly larger on average, the pronotum base is proportionally narrower (especially in males), and the apical lamina of the aedeagus is more parallel-sided, with the tip less pointed. A detailed morphometric comparison between the two subspecies is reported by Zanella (2016).

Materials Examined

Italy Savona province Italy Savona province

Description

MSNV (12 ♀, 7 ♂ all from Monte S. Giorgio, SV): 1 ♂ 6.II.1966 leg. L. Spezia; 1 ♂ 26.X.1968 leg. I. Bucciarelli; 2 ♂ 3.XI.1974 leg. I. Bucciarelli; 1 ♀ 10.XI.1974 leg. I. Bucciarelli; 2 ♂, 1 ♀ 21.II.1976 leg. E. Ratti; 3 ♂, 2 ♀ XI.1977 leg. E. Ratti; 6 ♀ 13.XI.1977 leg. E. Ratti. CLZ (8 ♂, 25 ♀): 1 ♂, 1 ♀ Monte S. Giorgio 13.XI.1977 leg. E.Ratti; 2 ♂, 10 ♀ Monte S. Giorgio VII.2011 leg. C. Sola; 5 ♂, 12 ♀ Altare Val Bormida VII.2011 leg. C. Sola; 2 ♀ Cadibona 5.VI.1979 leg. P. Magrini. ETHZ (1 ♂, 1♀): 1♂, 1 ♀ Altare Val Bormida VII.2011 leg. C. Sola

Etymology

Etymology. The name refers to the Italian region where this subspecies occurs.

Taxon Treatment

  • Zanella, Lorenzo; 2017: Taxonomic note on Abax contractus (Heer, 1841) and description of A. parallelepipedus ligurinus n. subsp. (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Pterostichini), Zootaxa 4238: 372-373. doi
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