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1 June 2004 Phasmids of Mauritius: Mauritiophasma n. gen., Monoiognosis n. gen., Epicharmus and discussion on their remarkable eggs (Phasmatodea)
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Mauritiophasma n. gen. (Phasmatidae: Acanthomimini), which includes the sole species M. motalai n. sp., is described; Mauritiophasma is close to the genus Anophelepis Westwood 1859, which is transferred to the tribe Acanthomimini. Another genus, Monoiognosis n. gen. (Anareolatae, incertae sedis), is described; it includes 2 species: M. bipunctata n. sp. (type species) and M. spinosa n. species. Epicharmus guerinii (Phasmatidae: Xeroderinae) is synonymised with E. marchali. All these taxa are endemic to Mauritius at the generic level. They all feature eggs glued to a support by an operculum, a character new for Phasmatodea, believed to be the result of convergent evolution.

Nicolas Cliquennois and Paul D. Brock "Phasmids of Mauritius: Mauritiophasma n. gen., Monoiognosis n. gen., Epicharmus and discussion on their remarkable eggs (Phasmatodea)," Journal of Orthoptera Research 13(1), 1-13, (1 June 2004). https://doi.org/10.1665/1082-6467(2004)013[0001:POMMNG]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 June 2004
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