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Six new genera of Termitinae from the Belgian Congo (Isoptera, Termitidae)

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dc.contributor.author Emerson, Alfred Edwards, 1896- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-01-18T20:51:29Z
dc.date.available 2006-01-18T20:51:29Z
dc.date.issued 1960 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/4404
dc.description 49 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 48-49). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Six new genera based on new species from the Belgian Congo are described and illustrated. The phylogenetic position of each genus is discussed. Nitiditermes, new genus, contains only the type species, N. berghei, new species, described from the imago, soldier, and worker castes. Mucrotermes, new genus, contains the type species, M. osborni, new species, described from the soldier and worker castes, and also includes M. heterochilus (Silvestri), new combination, originally placed in the genus Procubitermes, and described by Silvestri from the soldier and worker castes collected in Dahomey. Furculitermes, new genus, contains the type species, F. winifredae, new species, described from the imago, soldier, and worker castes, and seven additional species. Furculitermes hendrickxi, new species, is described from the soldier caste; F. brevilabius, new species, is described from the imago and soldier castes; F. cubitalis, new species, is described from the soldier caste; F. soyeri, new species, is described from the soldier caste; F. parviceps, new species, is described from the soldier caste; F. longilabius, new species, is described from the soldier caste; and F. brevimalatus, new species, is described from the soldier caste. Pilotermes, new genus, contains only the type species, P. langi, new species, described from the imago and soldier castes. Profastigitermes, new genus, contains only the type species, P. putnami, new species, described from the soldier caste. Forficulitermes, new genus, contains only the type species, F. planifrons, new species, described from the soldier and worker castes. An imago described by Sjöstedt (1911) under the name 'Eutermes jucundus' and later placed in the genus Fastigitermes, is separated from the soldier and worker castes and transferred to Anoplotermes sp. Two species based on the soldier castes were described by Williams (1954) under the names 'Procubitermes goliathi' and 'Procubitermes planifacies.' These are now transferred to Lepidotermes goliathi (Williams), new combination, and Lepidotermes planifacies (Williams), new combination. The genus Procubitermes Silvestri is restricted to five described species, the type species, P. arboricola (Sjöstedt), and four additional species, P. sjöstedti (von Rosen), P. ueleensis Sjöstedt, P. niapuensis Emerson, and P. undulans Schmitz"--P. 47-48. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 1988 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.1988, 1960 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Termites -- Congo (Democratic Republic) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Termites -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Congo (Democratic Republic) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.title Six new genera of Termitinae from the Belgian Congo (Isoptera, Termitidae) en_US
dc.title.alternative New Termitinae. American Museum novitates ; no. 1988 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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