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New genus to science of Meconematinae (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from China with description of two new species and proposal of one new combination



In this paper, the Chinese endemic new genus Doicholobosa gen. nov. is presented. Two new species, Doicholobosa rotundata sp. nov. and Doicholobosa complanatis sp. nov., and one new combination are described. Furthermore, the high-quality multifocused montage images and distribution map are provided for all treated species. Types of all the new species in this paper are preserved in the Museum of Hebei University.



Orthoptera, Meconematini, Doicholobosa, new genus, new species, new combination, China

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