Ptilophorus purcharti sp. nov., the first ripiphorid from Socotra Island, with an account of the biogeography of the Ptilophorini (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae)
|Citation||BATELKA, Jan. Ptilophorus purcharti sp. nov., the first ripiphorid from Socotra Island, with an account of the biogeography of the Ptilophorini (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2012, 52, 269-285. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/52-sppl2/ptilophorus-purcharti-sp-nov-the-first-ripiphorid-from-socotra-island-with-an-account-of-the-biogeography-of-the-ptilophorini-coleoptera-ripiphoridae|
Ptilophorus purcharti sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae) from Socotra Island, Yemen, is described and figured. It is compared with all known Afrotropical and Palaearctic species of the genus and is considered to be a relictual species with Asian relatives. The distribution of the species seems to be restricted to the Afromontane forest habitats in Al Hagher mountain range. A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of Ptilophorini is performed and discussed. The density and length of setation on the antennal rami of Ptilophorini males are shown to be characters of potential phylogenetic importance which may help to understand the biogeography of the tribe. A preliminary hypothesis of Ptilophorini biogeography is proposed.