Najtaecesa n. gen., a trigonidiine-like Cearacesaini Koçak & Kemal, 2010 cricket from the Amazonian rainforests (Grylloidea, Gryllidae, Hapithinae)


en Zoosystema 39 (1) - Pages 117-124

Published on 31 March 2017

This article is a part of the thematic issue Judith Najt. A life dedicated to Collembola and research support for systematics

The morphological diversity of the Neotropical Cearacesaini Koçak & Kemal, 2010 (Grylloidea, Gryllidae, Hapithinae) is still poorly attested as it is known by only two genera very different in shape and morphology. A new genus and two new species are described: Najtaecesa aratayensis n. gen., n. sp., the type species of Najtaecesa n. gen., from French Guiana, and N. loretensis n. gen., n. sp. from Eastern Peru. Najtaecesa n. gen. is characterized by its very small size, trigonidiine-like body shape, and male genitalia.


Grylloidea, Neotropical region, Amazonia, new genus, new species.

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