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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia
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LOPES, Sonia Maria. New species of Amazonina and new status for A. sooretamensis (Blattaria: Blattellidae: Pseudophyllodromiinae). Rev. Bras. Zool. [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.3, pp. 499-501. ISSN 0101-8175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81752008000300015.
Amazonina roppai sp. nov. is described. The species is from the city of Sinop, Mato Grosso, Brazil.The new species is similar to A. goiana Rocha and Silva-Albuquerque, 1974 in the coloration of the pronotum; it differs from it by the lateral configuration of the subgenital plate, which is widened at the base and narrow in the apex, presenting projections with small spines in the lateral edges; the styles are ciliated, similar and located in the center-apical region of the plate; left phallomere has the shape of a mushroom and the medium sclerite is simple and narrow. A new combination for A. sooretamensis (Rocha and Silva-Albuquerque, 1963) to Cariblatta Hebard, 1916 is also presented based on the tergal modification at the eighth abdominal segment being in the shape of a tuft of bristles in its median region; the medial sclerite has a trifurcated extremity; the left phallomere has the form of an inverted U with sclerotinized median extremities.
Keywords : Cariblatta; new combination; new taxon; taxonomy.