Three species of the genus PsalmopoeusPocock, 1895 which were described by Pocock (1903) are taxonomically reevaluated. P. ecclesiasticusPocock, 1903 is redescribed, with the genital organ morphology of both sexes illustrated and its distribution discussed. P. emeraldusPocock, 1903 is considered species inquirenda due to a lack of viable taxonomical features and P. plantarisPocock, 1903 is tentatively maintained with discussion on its described colouration. The presence of elongate lyra emergent from dark circular bases is recognised as a valuable generic differentiator but questions are raised over the validity of the stridulation organ as a viable taxonomic feature for species level identification within the genus Psalmopoeus.
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