Cryptotermes abruptus, a new drywood termite (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) from Southeastern Mexico

  • Scheffrahn R
  • Krecek J
  • Chase J
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Abstract

Cryptotermes abruptus n. sp, is described from soldiers and alates collected on Isla de Cozumel, Mexico, and vicinity. It is the fifteenth neotropical Cryptotermes species to be described. The overhanging frons in the soldier caste of this species is unique among all termites worldwide

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  • neotropics
  • new species
  • quintana roo
  • taxonomy
  • yucatan peninsula

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Authors

  • Rudolf H Scheffrahn

  • Jan Krecek

  • James A Chase

  • Nan-Yao Su

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