Sinophasma Günther, 1940

Ho, George Wai-Chun, 2012, Notes on the genera Sinophasma Günther, 1940 and Pachyscia Redtenbacher, 1908 (Phasmatodea: Diapheromeridae: Necrosciinae), with the description of four new species from China, Zootaxa 3495, pp. 57-72: 58

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Sinophasma Günther, 1940
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Genus Sinophasma Günther, 1940 

Type-species. Sinophasma klapperichi, Günther, 1940: 240  , by original designation.

Diagnosis. This genus is characterized by elongate, thickened and swollen ninth abdominal tergum, and specialization of cerci in male and enlarged, and exposed gonapophyses in female.

Notes. While only one species occurs in Vietnam, all other twenty-four known species are endemic to China. This genus is recorded for the first time from Yunnan Province. The key is adapted from Chen and He (2008: 132). S. longicauda Bi, 1990  is transferred to Pachyscia Redtenbacher  based on morphological features and discussed in the section of the genus in this paper.