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Published: 2021-06-29

New intertidal crickets from Comoros and Mascarene islands (Orthoptera: Trigonidiidae: Nemobiinae: Burcini)

INCI, UPR 3212 CNRS, Université de Strasbourg; 8 allée du Général Rouvillois; F-67084 Strasbourg.
Institut de Systématique, Evolution et Biodiversité, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles, Case postale 50 (Entomologie), 57 rue Cuvier, F-75231 Paris cedex 05, France.
Orthoptera Endemism intertidal species taxonomy distribution new species Nemobiinae

Abstract

Nemobiinae crickets of the tribe Burcini Gorochov, 1986 are described for the first time from the shores of South Western Indian Ocean islands. The new genus Makalapobius n. gen. is proposed to include M. aigrettensis n. gen. n. sp. from Mauritius and M. masihu n. gen. n. sp. from Grande Comore, and the new genus Gabusibius n. gen. to include G. ndzilu n. gen. n. sp. from Anjouan, G. mosi n. gen. n. sp., from Mohéli, and G. dzindzanu n. gen. n. sp. from Mayotte. The species Speonemobius littoreus Vannini & Chelazzi, 1978 from Somalia coast is tentatively placed in the genus Gabusibius n. gen. as G. ? litoreus (Vannini & Chelazzi, 1978) n. gen. n. comb. The songs of G. mosi n. gen. n. sp. and M. aigrettensis n. gen. n. sp. are described. The threats to SWIO Burcini and endemism of Orthoptera from SWIO coastal areas are discussed.

 

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How to Cite

HUGEL, S. ., & DESUTTER-GRANDCOLAS, L. . (2021). New intertidal crickets from Comoros and Mascarene islands (Orthoptera: Trigonidiidae: Nemobiinae: Burcini). Zootaxa, 4995(1), 1–26. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4995.1.1