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New Cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattodea) from French Guiana and a Revised Checklist for the Region
- Evangelista, D A, Kotyková Varadínová, Z, Jůna, F, Grandcolas, P, Legendre, F
- Neotropical entomology 2019 v.48 no.4 pp. 645-659
- Blattodea, biodiversity, new geographic records, French Guiana
- Although French Guiana is one of the greatest hotspots of cockroach biodiversity on Earth, there are still undocumented species. From both newly collected and museum specimens, we provide species descriptions for Buboblatta vlasaki sp. nov., Lamproblatta antoni sp. nov., and Euhypnorna bifuscina sp. nov. and report new geographic records for species in the genera Epilampra Burmeister, Euphyllodromia Shelford, Ischnoptera Burmeister, and Euhypnorna Hebard. Finally, we update the checklist of species known from the region to 163 total species records from French Guiana, making it the second greatest hotspot of known cockroach biodiversity on Earth.