ZooKeys (Nov 2022)

Two new species of Centroptilum Eaton, 1869 from North Africa (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae)

  • Thomas Kaltenbach,
  • Laurent Vuataz,
  • Boudjéma Samraoui,
  • Sara El Yaagoubi,
  • Majida El Alami,
  • Jean-Luc Gattolliat

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 1131
pp. 71 – 97


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Based on recently collected larvae from Algeria and Morocco, the species delimitation within the genus Centroptilum Eaton, 1869 in that region is validated. Two new species are described and illustrated, one from north-eastern Algeria, and one from North Morocco, using an integrated approach with morphological and molecular evidence. A table summarising the morphological differences between the new species and Centroptilum luteolum (Müller, 1776) from Central Europe is provided. Further, molecular evidence for additional undescribed species of Centroptilum in other regions of the West Palearctic is provided and discussed.