Subdivision of the neotropical Prisopodinae Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893 based on features of tarsal attachment pads (Insecta, Phasmatodea)

Büscher, Thies H. and Gorb, Stanislav (2017) Subdivision of the neotropical Prisopodinae Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893 based on features of tarsal attachment pads (Insecta, Phasmatodea) ZooKeys, 645 . pp. 1-11. DOI 10.3897/zookeys.645.10783.

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Abstract

The euplantulae of species from all five genera of the Prisopodinae Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893 were examined using scanning electron microscopy with the aim to reveal the significance of attachment pads regarding their phylogenetic relationships. The split into the conventional two sister groups is supported by the two-lobed structure of the euplantulae with a smooth surface in the Prisopodini and a nubby surface microstructure in the Paraprisopodini. The two lineages are well distinguishable by this feature, as well as by the shape of the euplantulae themselves. The functional importance of the attachment pad surface features is discussed.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Phasmatodea, tarsus, euplantulae, Neotropis, scanning electron microscopy
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
Kiel University
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.3897/zookeys.645.10783
ISSN: 1313-2989
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 11:19
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 11:19
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/40749

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