New data on the thysanurans (Microcoryphia and Zygentoma: Insecta) from northern Africa and from the Near East.

Publication Type:Journal Article
Authors:Mendes, L. F.
Journal:Garcia de Orta Serie de Zoologia

In this paper, samples of Meinertellidae and Machilidae (Microcoryphia) and of Lepismatidae and Ateluridae (Zygentoma) are studied; the specimens have been collected in the Canaries, Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Cyprus and Israel. Two new species of Lepismatidae are described: Neoasterolepisma scorpius n. sp., from the northwestern atlantic Morocco and Ctenolepisma guanche n. sp., from the Goinera island, Canaries. Several faunistic novelties are signalized. The synonymy of Ctenolepisma brauni relatively to C. lineata is established.

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