Catalogue of Psocoptera (Insecta: Psocodea) types housed in the collection of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo




Psocids, List of type material, Scientific collections, Taxonomy


A catalogue of type specimens of Psocoptera (Insecta: Psocodea) deposited in the collection of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, is presented and updated to February, 2019. 45 holotypes and 47 paratypes of 52 species were found, included in the suborders Psocomorpha and Trogiomorpha, and listed in the families Amphipsocidae, Asiopsocidae, Caeciliusidae (infraorder Caeciliusetae); Lachesillidae and Pseudocaeciliidae (infraorder Homilopsocidea); Philotarsidae (infraorder Philotarsetaea) Hemipsocidae, Myopsocidae and Psocidae (infraorder Psocetae); Ptiloneuridae (infraorder Epipsocetae), and Lepidopsocidae (infraorder Atropetae). The taxa are presented alphabetically by suborders, infraorders, families, subfamilies, tribes and genera, followed by species (updated to the valid name), bibliographic citation, type category, description of the type condition with collection number and method of preservation. When necessary, comments are added.


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Author Biographies

Alberto Moreira da Silva Neto, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia. Coordenação de Pesquisas em Entomologia. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Entomologia

Campus II. Avenida André Araújo, 2.936, Petrópolis, CEP 69067‑375, Manaus, AM, Brasil.

Alfonso Neri García Aldrete, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología. Departamento de Zoología

Apartado postal 70‑153, 4510, México, D.F., México.

José Albertino Rafael, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia. Coordenação de Pesquisas em Entomologia. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Entomologia

Campus II. Avenida André Araújo, 2.936, Petrópolis, CEP 69067‑375, Manaus, AM, Brasil.


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How to Cite

Silva Neto, A. M. da, García Aldrete, A. N., & Rafael, J. A. (2019). Catalogue of Psocoptera (Insecta: Psocodea) types housed in the collection of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 59, e20195930.



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