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A second new species of Nanophyllium Redtenbacher, 1906 from the northern coast of New Guinea (Phasmida, Phylliidae)

ROYCE T. CUMMING

Abstract


A new species of leaf insect, Nanophyllium larssoni n. sp. is described and illustrated bringing the known species in the genus to a total of six. Like all species of Nanophyllium Redtenbacher, 1906, the new species is named from a single male specimen, which is deposited in the San Diego Natural History Museum. With this newly identified species, two clear species-groups emerge and are described, in detail, in the species key. Measurements of anatomical figures were made to the nearest 0.1 mm.

 


Keywords


Phasmatodea, Phasmida, Phylliidae

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Cumming, R. (2016) A new species of Nanophyllium Redtenbacher, 1906 from the northern coast of New Guinea (Phasmida, Phylliidae). Zootaxa, 4147 (1), 89–91.
http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4147.1.7

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4238.2.3

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