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New termite species condemned to 100 years of solitude with a second chance

(Pensoft Publishers) While the last species of the termite genus Proneotermes has been discovered more than a hundred years ago, now scientists have described a new and a third one in the open-access journal ZooKeys. Part of the fauna living in the dry forests in Colombia, its name was inspired by the magic realism of the fictional town of 'Macondo' from the novel 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Marquez.
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