The species of the genus Acanthops Serville 1831 are revised. Seventeen valid species are recognized, and A. royi sp.n., A. centralis sp.n., A. occidentalis sp.n., A. onorei sp.n., A. elegans sp.n., and A. parafalcata sp.n. are described. The species A. contorta Gerstaecker, A. fuscifolia Olivier and A. erosa Serville previously treated as synonyms of A. falcataria (Goeze) are returned to species status; A. sinuata is treated as synonym for A. fuscifolia; A. amazonica is included in the genus Metilia. Keys to males and females are provided. A cladistic analysis, using 19 morphology characters, revealed the monophyly of the genus with two major clades, one containing falcata parafalcata royi centralis and the other containing the remaining species. Finally, a biogeographic analysis is made.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 97 • No. 6