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Afrobaetodes

(Panephemeroptera Euephemeroptera Euplectoptera Anteritorna pm.Tridentiseta  
Tetramerotarsata Liberevenata Turbanoculata
Anteropatellata - Afrobaetodes)

Nomen hierarchicum: Afrobaetodes/g(1) [g:1970]

In circumscription fits:

 gen. Afrobaetodes Demoulin 1970: 52


References. Kimmins 1955 ("Baetidae nymph A"): ; Demoulin 1970e: ; Gillies 1979: , 1991: ; Lugo-Ortiz & McCafferty 1996f: ; Gattoliat & Sartori 1999a: ; Jacobus & McCafferty 2001: *


Autapomorphies of Afrobaetodes.

(1) Tergalii are shifted to ventral side of abdomen ( the same in Thraulobaetodes and Baetodes/g3). Tergalii retain ability to rhythmical respiratory movements: they move synchronously in median direction under abdomen. Tergalii VII are lost, thus only 6 pairs are present.

(2) 1st segment of maxillary palp with a distal-lateral filamentous gill process. Unique apomorphy. ?not in all? Maxillary palp is 2-segmented.

Characters of Afrobaetodes of unclear phylogenetic status. 

(3) Claws with one row of denticles (see Index of characters [1.2.21]).

?? median process on abdominal segments ??

() Hind wing, if present of "Centroptilum-type" ....?? (see Index of characters [2.2.60]). Hind wings can be well-developed in male and vestigial in female (in pugio [A.] et al.), or lost in both sexes (in species from Black Volta River).

Plesiomorphies of Afrobaetodes

On fore wing in each space always only 1 marginal intercalary can be present [see Liberevenata (2)] (unlike Baetovectata see Index of characters [2.2.55]).

In subimago of both sexes all segments of all tarsi are covered with pointed microlepides (see Index of characters [2.2.75], [2.2.78.2], [2.2.83]).

In mature larva which is ready to moult to subimago, buds of subimaginal gonostyli are folded under larval by the "Afroptilum-type": 2nd and 3rd segments of gonostylus are directed laterally [see Turbanoculata (13)] (unlike Baetovectata see Index of characters [2.3.9]).

Gonovectes retain free median ends, which are not fused with penial bridge [see Liberevenata (4)] (see Index of characters [2.3.16a]).

Variable characters of Afrobaeodes.  

Size. Fore wing length ?? mm (see Tetramerotarsata).

Distribution. Afrotropical Region.


Nominal species in Afrobaetodes/g(1):

berneri Demoulin 1970 [Afrobaetodes]  typus nominis Afrobaetodes  --/

delicatissimus Barnard 1932 [Cloeon]

intermedius Lugo-Ortiz & McCafferty 1996 [Afrobaetodes]   syn.subj. berneri [Afrobaetodes]

lenae Gattoliat & Sartori 1999 [Afrobaetodes]  

pugio Gillies 1991 [Afrobaetodes]    syn.subj. berneri [Afrobaetodes]

pusillum Navas 1930 [Cloeon]


Examined also:

sp. (Uganda) --/

cf. Afrobaetodes


See also:

Turbanoculata INCERTAE SEDIS