Exocelina pinocchio

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Taxonavigation: Adephaga 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Dytiscidae
Subfamilia: Copelatinae
Genus: Exocelina
Species: Exocelina pinocchio


Exocelina pinocchio Shaverdo & Balke, 2014: 25, figs. 24, 48

  • Holotype: ZSM, ♂, Kinibel (PNG 158).
  • Type locality: PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Madang Province, Usino, 05°31.13'S; 145°25.32'E.
  • Etymology: The species is named after the fictional character from the book The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, because the apex of its median lobe has a prolongation like a "nose".