Falconius elephant Storozhenko, 2017,

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: 27

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:EDC89718-2F45-494A-80F1-A187DA926CC4

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0636885F-FFAB-7261-FF74-55D7FE288624

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Falconius elephant Storozhenko, 2017
status

 

Falconius elephant Storozhenko, 2017 

Type material not examined, but the drawings of the holotype female (deposited in ZIN) in the original paper (Storozhenko 2017) were examined.

Type locality: Cambodia: Dâmrei (Elephant Mountains): village Styeng-Chkhral. 

Notes. After examination of drawings and description, we conclude that the species really belongs to the genus Falconius  (evidenced by the high position of the bifurcation, lateral  ocelli, and antennal grooves, as well as swollen distal segment of the hind femora in female holotype), and is unique among the congeners in short tooth-like ventrolateral projection.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tetrigidae

Genus

Falconius