Elattoneura mauros sp. nov. (Odonata: Zygoptera: Protoneuridae) from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

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Five species of Elattoneura Cowley, 1935 have been recorded from Sundaland: E. analis (Selys, 1860), E. aurantiaca(Selys, 1886), E. coomansi Lieftinck, 1937, E. erythromma Lieftinck, 1953 and E. longispina Lieftinck, 1937 (Lieftinck 1954). All of these species occur on the island of Borneo (Orr 2003), but only E. erythromma appears to be endemic to Borneo. In 2008 the second and third authors (CYC and YFN) sampled Odonata as participants in a scientific expedition to Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary (LEWS) in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. The expedition was organised by Akademi Sains Malaysia together with the Sarawak Forestry Department and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, and took place over June 16-28. LEWS covers parts of Kapit, Sarikei and Sibu divisions, and is contiguous with Batang Ai National Park in Sri Aman division. During the LEWS expedition specimens of a black Elattoneura species were collected at Sungai Jik and Sungai Begua. The material was initially identified as E. coomansi but was recognised as not belonging to that species when the first author examined it. It was compared directly against the primary type material of E. coomansi, E. erythromma and E. longispina and against specimens of E. analis and E. aurantiaca in coll. Dow and in Naturalis, Leiden. It was found to fall outside these species and is described here as Elattoneura mauros sp. nov. - the sixth species of Elattoneura to be recorded from Borneo and Sundaland. Illustrations, mostly adapted from those in Lieftinck (1937, 1953), are provided of the caudal appendages of all other Elattoneura species known from Sundaland. Terminology used here for wing venation follows that in Watson & O'Farrell (1991); other terminology follows Westfall & May (1996). The code RMNH is used below for National Museum of Natural History Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalZootaxa
Issue number2502
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2010

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Elattoneura mauros sp. nov. (Odonata : Zygoptera: Protoneuridae) from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. / Dow, Rory A.; Choong, Chee Yen; Ng, Yong Foo.

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