Rhantus elisabethae

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Rhantus elisabethae

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Adephaga 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Dytiscidae
Subfamilia: Colymbetinae
Tribus: Colymbetini
Genus: Rhantus
Species: Rhantus elisabethae

Name[edit]

Rhantus elisabethae Balke, Kinibel & Sagata, 2007

Types: Holotype ♂: Papua New Guinea: Enga, Kumul Lodge at foot of Mt. Hagen, 2700 m, 5.xii.2006, 05.47.548S 143.58.761E, BALKE & KINIBEL (PNG 124) (BMNH).

Paratypes: 7 inds. same as holotype (PNGNIC, NMW, ZSM); 1 ♀, Papua New Guinea: Southern Highlands, Sopulkul, 30-35 km NE Mendi, 2680 m, 16.vi.2006, 06.02.944S 143.46.485E, JOHN (PNG 79) (PNGNIC); 11 inds., Papua New Guinea: Southern Highlands, Tari, Mt. Ambua, 2500 m, 14.v.2006, 05.58.169S 143.06.749E, BALKE (PNG 63) (PNGNIC, ZSM). The PNG numbers refer to M. BALKE's locality numbers.

Reference[edit]

  • Balke, M., Kinibel, A., & Sagata, K. 2007. Rhantus elisabethae sp.n. – a new diving beetle from Papua Neu Guinea highlands. – Mitteilungen der Münchner entomologischen Gesellschaft 97, 17-21.