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Published: 2018-08-29

Notes on the taxonomy of poorly known Gryllacrididae (Stenopelmatoidea) from Brunei Darussalam, Borneo

Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore.
Institute for Biodiversity and Environmental Research, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Universiti, BE1410, Brunei Darussalam.
Orthoptera Melaneremus Phlebogryllacris new species redescription Southeast Asia

Abstract

Gryllacrididae, or raspy crickets, belong to the monophyletic clade Stenopelmatoidea, and have complex taxonomy. Many genera require revision, including the ones from Southeast Asia. Orthopteran surveys in Kuala Belalong, Brunei Darussalam, Borneo led to the discovery of a new species of apterous gryllacridid from Brunei Darussalam: Melaneremus? bellus sp. nov. We also redescribe Phlebogryllacris venosa (Walker, 1869) and provide images of this species of both live and preserved specimens. In the process of describing, specimens from morphologically similar genera were also examined. We provide some notes on these genera to aid future taxonomic studies.

 

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How to Cite

TAN, M. K., & WAHAB, R. B. H. A. (2018). Notes on the taxonomy of poorly known Gryllacrididae (Stenopelmatoidea) from Brunei Darussalam, Borneo. Zootaxa, 4462(4), 579–591. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4462.4.9