Anopheles atacamensis, a new species from northern Chile

Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) atacamensis, a new species in the subgenus Nyssorhynchus, is described and validated using morphological characters of the male and female adult, male genitalia and immature stages. Molecular characterization employing sequences of the ITS2 rDNA and COI mtDNA are provided.

The new taxon is compared with Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) pictipennis (Philippi) from central Chile based on morphological features of the adults, male genitalia and larva. Illustrations of the diagnostic characteristics of the male genitalia, fourth-instar larva and pupa are provided.

Key words: new species - Nyssorhynchus - An. pictipennis - COI - ITS2 - III Región de Atacama - Chile

Christian R González (ISP), Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Vol. 105(1): 13-24,
Fecha Publicación: 
Enero, 2010
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