Pseudothaumaspis Gorochov, 1998

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: 16

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Pseudothaumaspis Gorochov, 1998

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Taxon classification Animalia Orthoptera Tettigoniidae

Genus Pseudothaumaspis Gorochov, 1998  stat. n.

Thaumaspis (Pseudothaumaspis)  : Gorochov 1998: 115.

Type species.

Pseudothaumaspis gialaiensis  Gorochov, 1998.


This genus differs from Thaumaspis  by hypognathous head, differs form all previous genera by unusual ventral arms at lower part of male 10th abdominal tergite, moreover posterior marginal processes of this tergite absence or instead of by small lobes, varied apex of cerci and almost trilobed posterior part of female subgenital fig. We believed hypognathous head and unique ventral arm of male 10th abdominal tergite sufficient to exclude Pseudothaumaspis  from Thaumaspis  and elevate it to generic status.