Platacanthoides morusus ( Walker, 1870 ),

Tshililo, Precious, 2020, Review of South African Euryphyminae, Zootaxa 4820 (1), pp. 70-104: 94

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4820.1.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:801F6659-0253-4141-946B-6860FB517F69

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4439414

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Platacanthoides morusus ( Walker, 1870 )
status

 

Platacanthoides morusus ( Walker, 1870) 

Platacanthus morosus: Walker, 1870:714  .

Platacanthoides morusus: Uvarov, 1922:154  ; Johnston, 1956:428; Dirsh, 1956:121–272; Dirsh, 1965:261; Johnston, 1968:193.

Type locality. Africa , Southern Africa  .

Material. No material examined.

Distribution. This species has only been recorded from South Africa.

Remarks. This genus was erected by Kirby (1910). Uvarov (1922) re-described the genus based partly on Platacanthoides bituberculatus ( Uvarov 1922)  .

The genus has three described species of which one has a two subspecies: P. reductus Dirsh 1956  and P. morosus Walker 1870  and two subspecies of bituberculatus  : bituberculatus Uvarov 1922  and bituberculatus  attenuatus Uvarov 1922 all of which have records of distribution in South Africa. P. morusus  was originally described based on one female specimen by Walker (1870), this is very unreliable since female specimens are difficult to assign to conspecific male. I collected several specimens of Platacanthoides bituberculatus  in the field but had no other specimens to compare with.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Baissogryllidae

Genus

Platacanthoides

Loc

Platacanthoides morusus ( Walker, 1870 )

Tshililo, Precious 2020
2020
Loc

Platacanthoides morusus

: Uvarov 1922: 154
1922
Loc

Platacanthus morosus

: Walker 1870: 714
1870