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dc.contributor.authorBILTON, DT
dc.contributor.authorSHEPARD, WD
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-17T08:12:47Z
dc.date.available2022-10-17T08:12:47Z
dc.date.issued2022-10-17
dc.identifier.issn1175-5326
dc.identifier.issn1175-5334
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/19698
dc.description.abstract

Rhithrops capensis gen. et sp. nov. is described from the Matjies River, in the Cedeberg range of the Western Cape Province, South Africa. The new genus is apparently related to the South African endemic genera Rapnus Grouvelle, 1899 and Strina Redtenbacher, 1867, but exhibits a number of distinct character states, including gibbosities outside the sublateral pronotal furrows and a transversely upturned labral apex, unique within the family. Rhithrops gen. nov. was collected from around the roots of aquatic plants in fast flowing deep water runs, as well as being sampled in nocturnal drift nets. The new species has relatively long legs and well-developed tarsal claws, and appears to be adapted to an entirely aquatic, benthic existence. A revised key is provided to the dryopid genera of South Africa.

dc.format.extent539-553
dc.format.mediumElectronic
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMagnolia Press
dc.subjectWater beetle
dc.subjectlong-toed water beetles
dc.subjectnew genus
dc.subjectendemic
dc.subjectAfrotropical
dc.titleRhithrops capensis gen. et sp. nov., a new aquatic dryopid beetle from the Western Cape of South Africa (Coleoptera: Dryopoidea: Dryopidae)
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/37044407
plymouth.issue6
plymouth.volume5195
plymouth.publication-statusPublished online
plymouth.journalZootaxa
dc.identifier.doi10.11646/zootaxa.5195.6.3
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Biological and Marine Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA07 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Marine Institute
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
dc.publisher.placeNew Zealand
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-09-21
dc.rights.embargodate9999-12-31
dc.identifier.eissn1175-5334
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot known
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.11646/zootaxa.5195.6.3
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


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