SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.49 issue1Feeding frequency affects feed intake and growth in juvenile pirarucu (Arapaima gigas)Predation of an American fruit-eating bat (Artibeus sp.) by an Amazon tree boa (Corallus hortulanus) in the northern Brazilian Amazon author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392


AZEVEDO, Renato Almeida de; DAMBROS, Cristian de Sales  and  MORAIS, José Wellington de. A new termite species of the genus Dihoplotermes Araújo (Blattaria, Isoptera, Termitidae) from the Brazilian Amazonian rainforest. Acta Amaz. [online]. 2019, vol.49, n.1, pp.17-23. ISSN 1809-4392.

Dihoplotermes, a previously monotypic genus, is now composed of two species. Dihoplotermes taurus sp. nov., a new Termitinae termite species, is illustrated and described based on morphological characters from soldiers, workers, and imago. The new species is distinguished from Dihoplotermes inusitatus Araujo by having a spine-like protuberance with blunt apex on the postmentum, the presence of a spine on the gizzard and the absence of dimorphic soldiers. Furthermore, the internal morphological characteristics of a Dihoplotermes worker are described for the first time. Both internal and external morphological characters were used to improve the characterization of the species.

Keywords : gizzard; soil fauna; taxonomy; termite; Termitinae.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in English     · English ( pdf )