samarinda Kiriakoff comb. n.
turnaca samarinda Kiriakoff, 1967: 42; 1968: 88.
Diagnosis. The species resembles its congener in the diffuse, oblique banding to
the forewing and the central submarginal white lunule, but it is smaller and
generally rufous brown or greyish brown in colour; the body is relatively more
Taxonomic notes. The
facies characters above, similarities in uncus and valve structure (in the
latter, the serrate ventral margin of horsfieldi is probably homologous
with the ventral, partly detached, curved process in samarinda), and of
the abdominal fourth sternite in the male, indicate that the two species are
congeneric. Therefore Pseudoturnaca Kiriakoff is here placed as a junior
subjective synonym of Brykia Gaede, syn. n., as the two species are the
relevant type species.
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.
Habitat preference. Infrequent in various lowland rain forest types but
not found yet in kerangas or on limestone. The highest record is from lower
montane forest on G. Mulu.
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