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The identity of Lonchodes geniculosus (Westwood, 1848) - a Inistaken Lonchodinae from Malaysia and the description of the female (Phasmatodea: Phaslnatidae: Lonchodinae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2003
Authors:F. H. Hennemann
Journal:Phasmid Studies
Start Page:23
Keywords:descriptions, erroneous synonym, Lonchodes geniculosus, Lonchodinae, Malaysia, Myanmar, Phasmatodea, Phasmida

Lonchodes geniculosus (Westwood, 1848) was previously only known from the male holorype and has since been incorrectly referred to as a synonym of Lonchodes geniculatus Gray, 1835. Comparison of both species proved Lonchodes geniculosus (Westwood) to be a valid taxon. A redescription of the male, a description of the newly discovered female and illustrations of both sexes are provided. The systematic position and differentiation of Lonchodes geniculosus (Westwood) from other species of Lonchodes Gray, 1835 are briefly discussed. A synonymic list for Lonchodes geniculatus Gray, 1835 as well as measurements and illustrations of both sexes are provided.

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