The identity of the tropical African Polichne mukonja Griffini, 1908 (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae, Phaneropterinae)

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Abstract

Polichne mukonja Griffini, 1908 from Cameroon was hitherto known only from the holotype preservedat the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels. This was probably due to the fact that thegenus Polichne Stål, 1874 distributed only in Australia and Papua New Guinea. In view of this distribution,the tropical African species was therefore overlooked in the African literature. The recent discoveryof two specimens at the Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, now provides us with a better understandingof the identity of this taxon, which is related to the African genus Catoptropteryx Karsch, 1890. Polichnemukonja is here transferred to a new genus Griffinipteryx and both taxa are proposed to be included in thenew tribe Catoptropterigini.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)37-44
Numero di pagine8
RivistaZooKeys
Volume621
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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