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New Tanytarsus van der Wulp from the Brazilian Amazonia indicate clues to intrageneric relations (Diptera: Chironomidae)

GALILEU P.S. DANTAS, WOJCIECH GIŁKA

Abstract


Three new distinctive species of the genus Tanytarsus van der Wulp, 1874 are described from the Amazon rainforest, Brazil, and their systematic position is analysed. As a result, three new species groups are proposed. Tanytarsus illustris sp. nov. (Roraima) couples with T. hirsutus Trivinho-Strixino, Wiedenbrug et da Silva, 2015, both species featuring an elongated hypopygial anal tergite point lacking crests and spinulae, a strongly shortened digitus and a median volsella bearing two peculiar lamellae (the Tanytarsus hirsutus species group). Tanytarsus insignis sp. nov. (Amazonas) keys with T. impar Trivinho-Strixino et Strixino, 2004 and T. magnus Trivinho-Strixino et Strixino, 2004, all the species distinct in having an elongate superior volsella and digitus, a strong club-shaped inferior volsella and anal point lacking crests and/or spinulae (the Tanytarsus impar species group). Tanytarsus insolens sp. nov. (Amazonas) displays an extraordinarily structured, bilobed superior volsella, the character treated as diagnostic for a group proposed for this species and T. kiche Vinogradova, Riss et Spies, 2009 (the Tanytarsus kiche species group).

 


Keywords


Diptera, Chironomidae, Tanytarsus, systematics, new species, Brazil

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4294.2.10

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