The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Tikuna atramentum (Traver, 1947)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Choroterpes atramentum Traver, 1947


Conservation Status

Last record: 1939

Rediscovered in August 2002



Costa Rica












Original scientific description:

Traver, J.R. (1947). Notes on Neotropical mayflies. Part II. Family Baetidae, subfamily Lep-tophlebiinae. Revista de Entomologia 18: 149-160.


Other references:

Savage, H. M. (1983). Systematics of selected Leptophlebiidae (Ephemeroptera) from the northern Neotropics. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida State University, Tallahassee. 237 pp.

Savage, H. M, Flowers, R. W. and Porras, V. W. (2005). Rediscovery of [i]Choroterpes atramentum[/i] in Costa Rica, type species of Tikuna new genus (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae: Atalophlebiinae), and its role in the "Great American Interchange". Zootaxa: 932: 1-14.


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