Identification and Location of the Holotype and Paratypes of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) nuneztovari Gabaldon (Diptera: Culicidae)
WALTER REED BIOSYSTEMATICS UNIT WASHINGTON DC
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The type-series of An. Nys. nuneztovari Gabaldon has largely been destroyed or misplaced. The holotype is represented by a male genitalia slide, number 349-6, in collections of the Division de Malariologia, Maracay, and not slide 347-6 as reported in the original description. Three male genitalia slides in collections of the Division de Malariologia, and three male genitalia slides currently in collections of the U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, appear to be paratypes although, their status cannot be substantiated at this time. The structures of the holotypic genitalia are consistent with recent redescriptions and the generally accepted concept of this species. The ventral lobes of the claspette are characterized by a refringent structure with lateral arms, and the aedeagus is characterized by well developed leaflets.