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Published: 2020-01-30

Protosticta joepani sp. nov. from Borneo with notes on P. kinabaluensis Laidlaw, 1915 (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platystictidae)

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands Sarawak Museum Campus Project, Jabatan Muzium Sarawak, Jalan Barrack, 9300Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Center for Entomology & Parasitology Research, Institute of Research and Training of Medicine, Biology & Pharmacy, Duy Tan University, 3 Quang Trung, Da Nang, Vietnam
Centre for Insect Systematics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Odonata Platystictidae Sarawak Sabah Borneo COI Mount Kinabalu Protosticta kinabaluensis Protosticta joepani new species


Protosticta joepani sp. nov. is described from Malaysian Borneo (holotype male Bario, Kelabit Highlands, Miri Division, Sarawak, Malaysia, deposited in the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden). It is the sister species of P. kinabaluensis Laidlaw, 1915; some descriptive notes and a set of illustrations are provided of the latter species. A COI gene tree for both species is provided. The placement of both P. joepani and P. kinabaluensis is discussed, but although it is very unlikely that they belong in Protosticta sensu stricto, the issue is left open here.



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How to Cite

DOW, R. A., PHAN, Q. T., & CHOONG, C. Y. (2020). <em>Protosticta</em> <em>joepani</em> sp. nov. from Borneo with notes on<em> P. kinabaluensis</em> Laidlaw, 1915 (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platystictidae). Zootaxa, 4729(3), 371–387.