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Type Locality : Santo Domingo de Los Tsachilas, parish of Santo Domingo, Reserva Otongachi—Fundación Otonga, Wet Forest

Etymology : The specific epithet is a patronym for our mentor Diego Francisco Cisneros-Heredia, an amazing scientist, fantastic friend, and awe-inspiring teacher, who has always been at the start of our professional journeys, and encouraged us to pursue our epistemop


Male Activity

Two new species of Neischnocolus Petrunkevitch, 1925 are described from the eastern and western slopes of the Andean Cordillera of Ecuador. N. tsere sp. nov. differs from all congeners by having the prolateral inferior keel well developed and longer than prolateral superior keel, prolateral inferior and prolateral superior keels slightly serrated at distal section, prolateral inferior keel not continuous, and retrolateral keel absent. N. cisnerosi sp. nov. differs from all congeners by having a prolateral accessory keel, retrolateral keel, prolateral superior and prolateral inferior keels non-serrated, and the presence of median dorsal granular area rounded-shaped over ventral surface. Comments on biogeography of Neischnocolus are made.
Zootaxa 5351(4): 483-493

Habitat and Type Locality