Description of a second south american species in the malagasy earwig genus mesodiplatys from a cave habitat, with notes on the definition of haplodiplatyidae (Insecta, dermaptera)

Yoshitaka Kamimura, Rodrigo L. Ferreira

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The genus Mesodiplatys (Dermaptera: Diplatyidae) comprises eight species from Madagascar and one species from Peru. Based on a sample collected from a cave in Brazil, a new species of this genus, Mesodiplatys falcifer Kamimura, sp. n., is described as the second species from South America. Based on a reexamina-tion of the holotype of Mesodiplatys insularis, a revised key to Mesodiplatys species is provided. The definitions of the genera Mesodiplatys and Haplodiplatys and the family Haplodiplatyidae are also reconsidered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-100
Number of pages14
Issue number790
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1



  • Brazil
  • Cave insects
  • Haplodiplatys
  • Madagascar
  • Mesodiplatys falcifer spN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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