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Protagonista lugubris, a cockroach species new to China and its contribution to the revision of genus Protagonista, with notes on the taxonomy of Archiblattinae (Blattodea, Blattidae).

Wang C, Wang Z, Che Y - Zookeys (2016)

Bottom Line: However, the taxonomy of Archiblattinae is problematic and awaits revision.Photos and a key to species of Protagonista and Eroblatta are provided, including photos of the holotypes of the synonymized nominal species.In addition, although Planeticinae is the senior synonym of Archiblattinae, the priority of the latter should be maintained since it is in prevailing usage based on the Article 40.2 in ICZN 4(th) edition.

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Affiliation: College of Plant Protection, Southwest University, Beibei, Chongqing 400716, P. R. China.

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The blattid genus Protagonista Shelford, 1908, which is tentatively assigned to the subfamily Archiblattinae (= Planeticinae), is reported from China for the first time with illustrations and description of Protagonista lugubris Shelford, 1908. It is a wood-dwelling and potentially a wood-feeding species. The male and female genitalia of Protagonista are described and illustrated for the first time. The species Protagonista pertristis Hanitsch, 1923 is revived from the synonymy of Protagonista lugubris, and the remaining three nominal species that were also considered as synonyms of Protagonista lugubris are now recognized as synonyms of Protagonista pertristis. In agreement with Princis (1965), we propose that Eroblatta Shelford, 1910, a genus closely related to Protagonista, should be placed in the subfamily Archiblattinae rather than Blattinae. However, the taxonomy of Archiblattinae is problematic and awaits revision. Photos and a key to species of Protagonista and Eroblatta are provided, including photos of the holotypes of the synonymized nominal species. In addition, although Planeticinae is the senior synonym of Archiblattinae, the priority of the latter should be maintained since it is in prevailing usage based on the Article 40.2 in ICZN 4(th) edition.

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Protagonista species, holotypes and labels. 44Protagonistalugubris, male 45Protagonistapertristis stat. rev., female 46Protagonistafusca, now synonym of Protagonistapertristis, male 47Protagonistaaterrima, now synonym of Protagonistapertristis, female. Scale bars: 5.0 mm.
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Figure 7: Protagonista species, holotypes and labels. 44Protagonistalugubris, male 45Protagonistapertristis stat. rev., female 46Protagonistafusca, now synonym of Protagonistapertristis, male 47Protagonistaaterrima, now synonym of Protagonistapertristis, female. Scale bars: 5.0 mm.

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Protagonista lugubris, a cockroach species new to China and its contribution to the revision of genus Protagonista, with notes on the taxonomy of Archiblattinae (Blattodea, Blattidae).

Wang C, Wang Z, Che Y - Zookeys (2016)

Protagonista species, holotypes and labels. 44Protagonistalugubris, male 45Protagonistapertristis stat. rev., female 46Protagonistafusca, now synonym of Protagonistapertristis, male 47Protagonistaaterrima, now synonym of Protagonistapertristis, female. Scale bars: 5.0 mm.
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Figure 7: Protagonista species, holotypes and labels. 44Protagonistalugubris, male 45Protagonistapertristis stat. rev., female 46Protagonistafusca, now synonym of Protagonistapertristis, male 47Protagonistaaterrima, now synonym of Protagonistapertristis, female. Scale bars: 5.0 mm.
Mentions: Figs 1–6, 7–12, 13–22, 23–27, 28–33, 34–43, 45, 48–49

Bottom Line: However, the taxonomy of Archiblattinae is problematic and awaits revision.Photos and a key to species of Protagonista and Eroblatta are provided, including photos of the holotypes of the synonymized nominal species.In addition, although Planeticinae is the senior synonym of Archiblattinae, the priority of the latter should be maintained since it is in prevailing usage based on the Article 40.2 in ICZN 4(th) edition.

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Affiliation: College of Plant Protection, Southwest University, Beibei, Chongqing 400716, P. R. China.

ABSTRACT
The blattid genus Protagonista Shelford, 1908, which is tentatively assigned to the subfamily Archiblattinae (= Planeticinae), is reported from China for the first time with illustrations and description of Protagonista lugubris Shelford, 1908. It is a wood-dwelling and potentially a wood-feeding species. The male and female genitalia of Protagonista are described and illustrated for the first time. The species Protagonista pertristis Hanitsch, 1923 is revived from the synonymy of Protagonista lugubris, and the remaining three nominal species that were also considered as synonyms of Protagonista lugubris are now recognized as synonyms of Protagonista pertristis. In agreement with Princis (1965), we propose that Eroblatta Shelford, 1910, a genus closely related to Protagonista, should be placed in the subfamily Archiblattinae rather than Blattinae. However, the taxonomy of Archiblattinae is problematic and awaits revision. Photos and a key to species of Protagonista and Eroblatta are provided, including photos of the holotypes of the synonymized nominal species. In addition, although Planeticinae is the senior synonym of Archiblattinae, the priority of the latter should be maintained since it is in prevailing usage based on the Article 40.2 in ICZN 4(th) edition.

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