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Title: Description and notes on the bionomics of a new species of Potamophilops Grouvelle, 1896 (Coleoptera: Elmidae: Larainae), from the Cerrado biome in Brazil
Authors: Fernandes, André Silva
Hamada, Neusa
Keywords: Aquatic Organism
Functional Morphology
Neotropical Region
New Record
New Species
Observational Method
Issue Date: 2012
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Journal of Natural History
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 46, Número 11-12, Pags. 717-727
Abstract: Potamophilops bragaorum sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on adult specimens collected in a mountainous area in the Cerrado biome in Taquaruçú district, Tocantins state, Brazil. This is the second species described in the genus and it represents the northernmost record of Potamophilops, which is known only from Argentina and Brazil. In this article we provide a diagnosis, details on the morphology and images of the habitus and structures used to determine the species and to distinguish the gender. Field observations permitted the description of some aspects on the biology of the new species that seem to be very similar to those of other Larainae genera. Examination of gut contents revealed a diet based mostly on periphyton. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1080/00222933.2011.651643
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