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Nouvelles espèces d'Angustonicus (Insecta, Dictyoptera, Blattaria, Tryonicinae) et endémisme du genre en Nouvelle-Calédonie

Roseli PELLENS

fr Zoosystema 26 (2) - Pages 307-314

Published on 25 June 2004

New species of Angustonicus Grandcolas, 1997 (Insecta, Dictyoptera, Blattaria,Tryonicinae) and the endemism of the genus in New Caledonia

Following the revision of the subfamily Tryonicinae (Dictyoptera, Blattaria, Blattidae), six new species belonging to the genus Angustonicus Grandcolas, 1997 have been discovered in New Caledonia. A. koghensis n. sp., A. lifou n. sp., A. mare n. sp., A. pinorum n. sp., A. pouebo n. sp. and A. yate n. sp. are described and their types are deposited in the collections of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris. These new species increase the distribution area of the genus Angustonicus, which comprises the whole Grande Terre and the Loyalty Islands, Lifou and Maré, as well as Île des Pins. They also confirm the nearly complete lack of sympatric distributions and the extreme endemism in the genus Angustonicus and in the subfamily Tryonicinae.

Keywords :

Insecta, Dictyoptera, Blattaria, Tryonicinae, Angustonicus, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Îles Loyauté, Île des Pins, endémisme.

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