Falconius palawanicus Günther, 1938,

Muhammad, Amira Aqilah, Tan, Ming Kai, Abdullah, Nurul Ashikin, Azirun, Mohammad Sofian, Bhaskar, Dhaneesh & Skejo, Josip, 2018, An annotated catalogue of the pygmy grasshoppers of the tribe Scelimenini Bolívar, 1887 (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae) with two new Scelimena species from the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra, Zootaxa 4485 (1), pp. 1-70: 28-29

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4485.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Falconius palawanicus Günther, 1938
status

 

Falconius palawanicus Günther, 1938 

Type material: 1♂ and 1♀ SYNTYPES N. Palawan: Binaluan Nov. –Dec.1913. Leg. G. Boettcher ( MTD). 

Type locality: the Philippines: Palawan Islands: Binaluan. 

Notes. This is the only species of the genus Falconius  hitherto known to inhabit the Philippines. Only Palawan Islands are inhabited by Falconius  , while from other islands no species of the genus are known. This species has very long ventrolateral spines directed forwards. It belongs to the genus based on high position of laterall ocelli and swollen distal segment of the hind femora in female. The species is by appearance similar to Scelimena  spp. Within the genus, the most similar species to F. palawanicus  is F. clavatus  .

MTD

Museum of Zoology Senckenberg Dresden

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tetrigidae

Genus

Falconius