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Published: 2022-10-28
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Further study on the Oriental stick insect genus Paragongylopus Chen & He, 1997, with additional descriptions and one newly recorded species from China (Phasmatodea; Bacillidae; Gratidiini)

College of Plant Protection, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming 650201 China
College of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642 China
College of Biological Sciences and Technology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083 China
Paragongylopus newly recorded species Yunnan Yunnan, China


The oriental stick insect Paragongylopus Chen & He, 1997 is a small and poorly known genus, including 9 taxa distributed in China, Thailand and Vietnam. The male and egg of most species in this genus are still unknown. In this paper, two subgenera are re-defined with three new combinations: P. (Planoparagongylopus) brevicornis (Ho, 2019) comb. nov., P. (Planoparagongylopus) obtusidentatus (Ho, 2019) comb. nov., P. (Planoparagongylopus) plaumanni (Zompro, 2000) comb. nov. The male of P. (Paragongylopus) sinensis pingbianensis and the male and egg of P. (Planoaragongylopus) obtusidentatus comb. nov. are described for the first time. Photos of P. (Paragongylopus) sinensis sinensis holotype are given with a remark of its identification with another subspecies. P. (Planoparagongylopus) abramovi is firstly recorded from Yunnan Province of China, and it documents that all species of this genus are distributed in China. A key to identifying two subgenera and a distribution map of this genus from Yunnan and the surrounding area are provided as well.


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