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



Silhouette Island, Seychelles


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: NHMUK  844588 (male)



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



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. 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.


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