The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Lucihormetica luckae Vršanský et al. 2012

Lucka's bioluminescent cockroach (proposed)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1939

 

 

Distribution

Tungurahua volcanoe, Tungurahua Province, Ecuador

 

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Vršanský, P., Chorvát, D. A., Fritzsche, I., Hain, M. and ŠevĨík, R. (2012). Light-mimicking cockroaches indicate Tertiary origin of recent terrestrial luminescence. Naturwissenschaften 99(9): 739-749. [Abstract]

 

Other references:

Merritt, David J. (2013). Standards of evidence for bioluminescence in cockroaches. Naturwissenschaften 100(7): 697-698.

Rudolph, Michael. (2012). New species of bioluminescent cockroach possibly already extinct by volcanic eruption. Mongabay.com [Accessed 15 November 2012]

Vršanský, Peter and Chorvát, Dušan (2013). Luminescent system of Lucihormetica luckae supported by fluorescence lifetime imaging. Naturwissenschaften 100(11): 1099-1101. doi:10.1007/s00114-013-1100-z

 

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