Athaumaspis Wang & Liu

Wang, Hanqiang, Liu, Xianwei & Li, Kai, 2014, A synoptic review of the genus Thaumaspis Bolivar (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae, Meconematinae) with the description of a new genus and four new species, ZooKeys 443, pp. 11-33: 15

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Athaumaspis Wang & Liu

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Taxon classification Animalia Orthoptera Tettigoniidae

Genus Athaumaspis Wang & Liu  gen. n.

Type species.

Athaumaspis minutus  sp. n.


Body small of this tribe. Head hypognathous, low in profile. Fastigium of vertex short with shallow furrow dorsally, last segment of maxillary palpi little longer than the preceding. Pronotum with lower paranota, humeral sinus absent; auditory foramina of thorax entirely exposed. Tegmina shorter than pronotum, with the stridulating organ in male, hind wing degraded. Auditory foramina of fore tibiae opened, hind tibiae with 2 pairs of apical spurs. Male 10th abdominal tergite with branched process at posterior margin, cerci elongate or branched, subgenital fig with short styli, genitalia entirely membranous. Female subgenital fig transverse, rounded at posterior margin, ovipositor short and upcurved, ventral valve with a small apical hook.


This new genus similar to Thaumaspis  in body size and bearing posterior marginal process of abdominal tergite 10, but quite different by hypognathous head, marginal process of abdominal tergite 10 bifurcated.