Gorochov A.V. 2021. Systematic position of the former genus Tympanogryllus Gorochov, 2001 (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Gryllinae) with description of a new species from the Papuan Region // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.20. No.6: 330–332 [in English].

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Nab. 1, Saint Pеtersburg 199034 Russia. Email: gorochovandrei3@gmail.com

doi: 10.15298/euroasentj.20.6.04

ABSTRACT. The former genus Tympanogryllus Gorochov, 2001 including species from New Guinea and Solomon Islands is placed in the widely distributed genus Phonarellus Gorochov, 1983 as a subgenus Tympanogryllus stat. n., on the basis of characters of a new species from Papua New Guinea, Ph. (T.) primitivus sp.n., possessing male tegmina transitional between those of the species of the Tympanogryllus and the other subgenera of the Phonarellus. Strong stridulatory apparatus in Tympanogryllus could developed for provision of better penetration of the song sound throughout a soil layer covering the song burrow of this species as it was shown for Ph. (T.) cyclopterus (Gorochov, 2001) in a course of the natural observations in Indonesian part of New Guinea.

KEY WORDS: taxonomy, Orthoptera, Gryllidae, Gryllinae, Tympanogryllus, New Guinea.

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