The new species Neoceroplatus betaryiensis nov. sp. (Diptera: Keroplatidae) from Neotropical Region

Keywords: Unavailable name, Nomenclatural act, Taxonomy, Keroplatinae


The species Neoceroplatus betaryiensis sp. nov. is presented here with the diagnosis of the species with indication of the ZooBank number, making this publication the valid description of the species.


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Rafaela Lopes Falaschi, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG), Departamento de Biologia Estrutural, Molecular e Genética, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Evolutiva - Ponta Grossa, PR, Brasil.

Avenida General Carlos Cavalcanti, 4.748, Uvaranas, CEP 84030‑900, Ponta Grossa, PR, Brasil.

Grant A. Johnson, Instituto de Pesquisas da Biodiversidade (IPBIO) - Iporanga, SP, Brasil.

Estrada Iporanga-Apiaí, s/nº, km 6, CEP 18330‑000, Iporanga, SP, Brasil.

Cassius Vinicius Stevani, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Instituto de Química (IQ), Departamento de Química Fundamental - São Paulo, SP. Brasil.

Avenida Professor Lineu Prestes, 748, Butantã, CEP 05508‑000, São Paulo, SP. Brasil.


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Falaschi, R.L.; Amaral, D.T.; Santos, I.; Domingos, A.H.R.; Johnson, G.A.; Martins, A.G.S.; Viroomal, I.B.; Pompéia, S.L.; Mirza, J.D.; Oliveira, A.G.; Bechara, E.J.H.; Viviani, V.R. & Stevani, C.V. 2019. Neoceroplatus betaryiensis nov. sp. (Diptera: Keroplatidae) is the first record of a bioluminescent fungus-gnat in South America. Nature, Scientific Reports, 9: 11291, 1‑9.

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Falaschi, R., Johnson, G., & Stevani, C. V. (2019). The new species Neoceroplatus betaryiensis nov. sp. (Diptera: Keroplatidae) from Neotropical Region. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 59, e20195944.
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