Trigonopterus chewbacca

Trigonopterus chewbacca

TaxonavigationEdit

Taxonavigation: Curculionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Curculionoidea

Familia: Curculionidae
Subfamilia: Molytinae
Tribus: Cryptorhynchini
Subtribus: Tylodina
Genus: Trigonopterus
Species: Trigonopterus chewbacca


NameEdit

  • Trigonopterus chewbacca Van Dam & Riedel, 2016: 131–133, fig. 1.
Type locality: Papua New Guinea, West New Britain Prov., E of Silali Village, Nakanai Range, S05°31.233', E151°03.343', 800 m.
Holotype: ANIC, ARC4224 (GenBank # KU888903), ♂, 21-22-XI-2014, from leaf litter.
Etymology: This epithet is a noun in apposition and based on the likeable fictional character Chewbacca in George Lucas’ Star Wars movies, portrayed primarily by Peter Mayhew. This species has dense scales on the head and the legs, which reminds the authors of Chewbacca’s dense fur.

ReferencesEdit

Van Dam M, Laufa R, Riedel A (2016) Four new species of Trigonopterus Fauvel from the island of New Britain (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). ZooKeys 582: 129–141, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.582.7709