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On the Phyllium Illiger, 1798 of Palawan: Philippines, with description of a new species (Phasmida: Phylliidae)

Submitted by edwbaker on Tue, 2019-10-15 13:46

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Faunitaxys, Volume 8, Issue 6, p.1-9 (2020)



Prompted by the discovery of an undescribed species of Phyllium Illiger, 1798 from within the Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom collection, the Phylliidae (Leaf Insects) of Palawan, Philippines are here reviewed. The new species Phyllium (Phyllium) saltonae Cumming, Baker, Le Tirant, & Marshall n. sp. is currently only known from female and egg specimens and represents the third species of leaf insect on the island. Taxonomically this new species belongs to the siccifolium species group of Phyllium (Phyllium) as per Hennemann, et al., 2009. To conclude, a key to species of Palawan is included and all species are illustrated.


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