Ripipteryx Newman, 1834,

Heads, Sam W., 2010, A new species of Ripipteryx from the Ecuadorian Andes (Orthoptera: Tridactyloidea: Ripipterygidae), Zootaxa 2476, pp. 23-29: 24

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.195303

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Ripipteryx Newman, 1834
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Genus Ripipteryx Newman, 1834 

Ripipteryx Newman, 1834: 204  . Type species: Ripipteryx marginata Newman, 1834  . Rhipipteryx Audinet-Serville, 1838: 316  . LAPSUS CALAMI

Rhipipterix Giglio-Tos, 1898: 105  . LAPSUS CALAMI

Gryrhipipteryx Campos, 1923: 41  . NOMEN SUPERFLUUM [unnecessary replacement]

Diagnosis: Ripipterygidae  with body length (including wings) greater than 5.5 mm; interocular distance at least half the width of compound eye; antennae with 9 or 10 segments, usually filiform, occasionally moniliform and sometimes modified considerably in males ( Crassicornis  Group); metatarsus approximately equal in length to the metatibial spurs; paraproctal lobes conspicuously formed and often modified; lateral valvulae of phallus well-sclerotised; colouration generally black or very dark brown, most often with starkly contrasting white, yellow and occasionally red markings forming distinctive maculae.

Comments: Günther (1969) recognised five distinct groups within Ripipteryx  that he regarded as monophyletic species groups: the Crassicornis  Group, the Scrofulosa  Group, the Marginipennis  Group, the Forceps  Group and the Limbata  Marginata  Group. These groups are defined largely by the morphology of the male terminalia and phallic complex ( Günther, 1969: 421) and can be differentiated using the preliminary key below. The monophyly of Günther’s species groups and their phylogenetic relationships have yet to be tested cladistically and the subgeneric classification presented in the Appendix is entirely preliminary. Current phylogenetic work on the Ripipterygidae  will focus on resolving the internal relationships of the family and will be presented in a future paper (Heads, in prep.).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Ripipterygidae

Loc

Ripipteryx Newman, 1834

Heads, Sam W. 2010
2010
Loc

Ripipteryx

Audinet-Serville 1838: 316
Newman 1834: 204
Loc

Rhipipterix

Giglio-Tos 1898: 105
Loc

Gryrhipipteryx

Campos 1923: 41