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Type: Artigo
Title: Description of Rhodnius montenegrensis n. sp (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) from the state of Rondonia, Brazil
Author: Da Rosa, Joao Aristeu
Rocha, Claudia Solano
Gardim, Sueli
Pinto, Mara Cristina
Mendonca, Vagner Jose
Rente Ferreira Filho, Julio Cesar
Costa De Carvalho, Elaine Oliveira
Aranha Camargo, Luis Marcelo
De Oliveira, Jader
Nascimento, Juliana Damieli
Cilense, Mario
Almeida, Carlos Eduardo
Abstract: We present here a multisource approach that takes advantage of several disciplines to address a taxonomic issue. A triatomine related to Rhodnius robustus Larrousse, 1927 was recently found in the state of Rondonia, Brazil. The name Rhodnius montenegrensis n. sp. is suggested because it was found in the municipality of Monte Negro. The main differences between these two species can be detected in the female and male genitalia, but there are also noticeable differences in their eggs. Molecular analysis using PCR-RFLP technique and Bayesian inferences based on a fragment of the Cytochrome b (Cyt b) gene corroborated the morphological findings. We used this integrative approach to address the taxonomic decision for a new Rhodnius species and its relationship with others of this genus. Results obtained herein stress that morphology must be used as the major approach for obtaining phenotypic information, and molecular data should be taken as a complementary tool
Subject: Hemíptera
Country: Nova Zelândia
Editor: Magnolia Press
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3478.1.8
Date Issue: 2012
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