Australian Museum Journal Systematic position of Trichadenotecnum enderleini (Roesler) (Psocodea: "Psocoptera": Psocidae)

Shortform:
Yoshizawa and Smithers, 2006, Rec. Aust. Mus. 58(3): 411–415
Author(s):
Yoshizawa, Kazunori; Smithers, C. N.
Year published:
2006
Title:
Systematic position of Trichadenotecnum enderleini (Roesler) (Psocodea: "Psocoptera": Psocidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
58
Issue:
3
Start page:
411
End page:
415
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.58.2006.1467
Language:
English
Date published:
29 November 2006
Cover date:
29 November 2006
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: PSOCOPTERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
29 November 2006
Available online:
29 November 2006
Reference number:
1467
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (480kb PDF)

Abstract

Trichadenotecnum enderleini (Roesler, 1943) is the only native species of the genus known from Australia to date. However, its exact systematic position is not firmly fixed mainly due to the lack of information on taxonomically and phylogenetically important morphological characters. In this study, T. enderleini is examined morphologically to clarify further its systematic position. The forewing markings and male terminal structures clearly show that the species lacks all apomorphies of Trichadenotecnum Enderlein, 1909 and is thus only distantly related to the genus. Therefore, T. enderleini is excluded from Trichadenotecnum. Ptycta floresensis Endang, Thornton & New, 2002 from Indonesia is considered to be the closest relative of T. enderleini, and T. enderleini is consequently transferred to the genus Ptycta Enderlein, 1925. As a result, Australia is excluded from the distributional range of Trichadenotecnum, except for T. circularoides Badonnel, 1955 considered to be introduced.