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Carausius scotti Ferrière in Bolívar & Ferrière, 1912

Scott's stick insect, Scott's spiny stick insect

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1990

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Silhouette Island, Seychelles

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: NHMUK  844588 (male)

 

Media

The preserved male holotype can be seen here. A photo of a living individual can be seen in (Gerlach, 2012).

 

References

Original scientific description:

Ferrière, C. In: Bolívar [Y Urrutia], I. and Ferrière, C. (1912). Orthoptera, Phasmidae of the Seychelles. Transactions of the Linnean Society, London 15(2): 293-300.

 

Other references:

Gerlach, Justin. (1993). The conservation of Silhouette island, Seychelles.  II. Animals. Phelsuma 1: 30-38.

Gerlach, Justin. (2012). Carausius scotti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T199567A2603274. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T199567A2603274.en. Downloaded on 16 April 2018.

Gerlach, Justin and Haas, F. (2007). The Orthopteroidea of the Seychelles islands. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.

Matyot, P. (1990a). Carausius scotti rediscovered. Phasmid Study Group Newsletter 44: 6-7.

Matyot, P. (1990b). Observations on Carausius scotti. Phasmid Study Group Newsletter 45: 7.

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/23291/carausius-scotti

http://phasmida.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/Taxa.aspx?TaxonNameID=1200578

 

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