Athaumaspis tibetanus Wang & Liu

Wang, Hanqiang, Liu, Xianwei & Li, Kai, 2014, A synoptic review of the genus Thaumaspis Bolivar (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae, Meconematinae) with the description of a new genus and four new species, ZooKeys 443, pp. 11-33: 15-16

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Athaumaspis tibetanus Wang & Liu

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Taxon classification Animalia Orthoptera Tettigoniidae

8. Athaumaspis tibetanus Wang & Liu   sp. n. Figs 31-34


Holotype ♂ (# 14088760), China, Xizang, Nyalam Country, Zhangmu, Alt. 2300m, 2010.VII.17-18, coll. W.X. Bi; Paratype 1♂ (# 14088761), same data as holotype (SEM).


Male. Head high in profile. Fastigium of vertex short, dorsum shallowly furrowed in middle, face slightly oblique (Fig. 31), but higher, compound eyes subovoid and moderately protruded, last segment of maxillary palpi slightly longer than preceding. Protonum nearly triangular in profile, metazona little elevated, paranota higher, hind margin obliquely truncated without humeral sinus; auditory foramina of thorax entirely exposed. Tegmina shorter than pronotum by one third, posterior edge truncated; hind wings deduced. Fore tibiae spines armed 4, 4 (1, 1), hind tibiae with 19-20 dorsal teeth either margin above and 2 pairs of apical spurs. 10th abdominal tergite bearing an extended process at the middle of hind margin, bending vertically downwards and invisible dorsally (Fig. 32), apex distinctly branched (Fig. 33). Epiproct reduced. Cerci longer, inner surface of base occurs a lobe, incurved in one third, apex moderately expanding. Subgenital fig longer than width, apical two fifth narrowing towards tip, little convex at median hind margin, styli short (Fig. 34).

Female unknown.


Body yellowish (may be greenish in life), unicolor.


(length in mm) Body, ♂7.0-8.0; pronotum, ♂3.3-3.5; tegmina, ♂2.0; hind femora, ♂6.5-7.0.


This species looks different from type species in general, distinguishes mainly by higher head and pronotum in profile and inner lobe of cerci; but shearing branched process of male 10th abdominal tergite and simple but slender cerci.


The specific epithet is Latinized name of district Tibet where this species distributed. The gender of the epithet is masculine.


China (Xizang).