Anopheles pseudojamesi Strickland & Chowdhury, 1927




Etymology: false (Gr); similar to jamesi

Type locality: [Bengal], India

Type depository: Location Unknown (LU)



Nguyen Thuong Hien 1968 (Vietnam)

Darsie & Pradhan 1990 (Nepal)

Rattanarithikul et al. 2006b




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WRBU - Genera - Indomalaya - Adult

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WRBU - Genera - Oriental - Adult

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WRBU - Anopheles Subgenera and Series - Indomalaya - Adult

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WRBU - Anopheles Subgenera and Series - Oriental - Adult

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WRBU - Anopheles Subgenera and Series - Oriental - Larva

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WRBU - Anopheles (Cel.) Neocellia Series - Oriental - Adult

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WRBU - Anopheles (Cel.) Neocellia Series - Oriental - Larva


Exemplar DNA sequences

All Anopheles pseudojamesi DNA sequences



Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam.



Strickland & Chowdhury 1927b: 241 (M*, F*, L*)

Christophers & Barraud 1931: 178 (E*; as ramsayi)

Christophers 1933: 294 (M*, F*, L*, E; as ramsayi)

Crawford 1938: 100 (P*; as ramsayi)

Nguyen Thuong Hien 1968 (F*, L*; keys, taxonomy, bionomics, distribution; Vietnam; as ramsayi)

Reid 1968: 365 (distribution)

Reid 1968: 365 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E*; distribution; as ramsayi)

Aslamkhan 1971b (distribution; Pakistan; as ramsayi)

Ahmed 1987 (distribution; Bangladesh; as ramsayi)

Darsie & Pradhan 1990 (F, L; taxonomy, keys, bionomics, distribution; Nepal)

Harrison et al. 1991 (1990): 223 (distribution; Thailand)

Oo et al. 2004 (distribution; Myanmar)

Rattanarithikul et al. 2006b (F*, L*; bionomics, distribution, keys)

Qu & Zhu 2008 (distribution; People’s Republic of China; as ramsayi)

Morgan et al. 2009 (molecular phyl; Neocellia Series)



syn. ramsayi Covell

1927: 1019 (M, F*). Type locality: Cachar, Assam, India (NHMUK). References: Nurul Huda & Harrison 1985: 49 (synonymy).






Ahmed, T.U. (1987). Checklist of the mosquitoes of Bangladesh. Mosquito Systematics, 19(3), 187–200.

Aslamkhan, M. (1971b). The mosquitoes of Pakistan. I. A checklist. Mosquito Systematics, 3(4), 147–159.

Christophers, S.R. (1933). The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Diptera. Vol. IV. Family Culicidae. Tribe Anophelini. London, England: Taylor and Francis.

Covell, G. (1927). A new species of Anopheles from Eastern India, A. (Myzomyia) ramsayi; with a new description of A. (Myzomyia) jamesii Theobald. Indian Journal of Medical Research (Calcutta), 14(4), 1019–1025.

Crawford, R. (1938). Some anopheline pupae of Malaya with a note on pupal structure. Singapore: Government Printing Office.

Darsie, R.F., Jr., & Pradhan, S.P. (1990). The mosquitoes of Nepal: Their identification, distribution and biology. Mosquito Systematics, 22(2), 69–130.

Harrison, B.A., Rattanarithikul, R., Peyton, EL, & Mongkolpanya, K. (1991). Taxonomic changes, revised occurrence records and notes on the Culicidae of Thailand and neighboring countries. Mosquito Systematics, 22(for 1990)(3), 196–227.

Morgan, K., O’Loughlin, S.M., Mun-Yik, F., Linton, Y.-M., Somboon, P., Min, S., . . . Walton, C. (2009). Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Neocellia Series of Anopheles mosquitoes in the Oriental Region. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 52(3), 588–601.

Nguyen Thuong Hien. (1968). The genus of Anopheles in Vietnam (Military Entomology Information Service, Trans.). Saigon: Bureau of Entomology, National Malaria Program/Republic of Vietnam.

Nurul Huda, K.M., & Harrison, B.A. (1985). Priority of the name Anopheles pseudojamesi for the species previously called An. ramsayi (Diptera: Culicidae). Mosquito Systematics, 17(1), 49–51.

Oo, T.T., Storch, V., & Becker, N. (2004). Review of the Anopheles mosquitoes of Myanmar. Journal of Vector Ecology, 29(1), 21–40.

Qu, F., & Zhu, H. (2008). On a checklist of the anopheline mosquitoes in China with rectification for some specific names. Chinese Journal of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, 26(3), 210–216.

Rattanarithikul, R., Harrison, B.A., Harbach, R.E., Panthusiri, P., & Coleman, R.E. (2006b). Illustrated keys to the mosquitoes of Thailand. IV. Anopheles. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 128(Suppl. 2), 2.

Reid, J.A. (1968). Anopheline mosquitoes of Malaya and Borneo. Studies from the Institute for Medical Research Malaysia, 31, 520pp.

Strickland, C., & Chowdhury, K.L. (1927b). A new species of anopheline A. pseudojamesi common in Bengal. Indian Medical Gazette, 62(5), 240–243.



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