Phasmida Species File (Version 5.0/5.0)
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Phasmida Species File Online


Diapherodes gigantea
Diapherodes gigantea

Pterinoxylus crassus
Pterinoxylus crassus
 
Paul D. Brock, Author & Editor,
  The Natural History Museum, London
David C. Eades, Database Developer,
  Illinois Natural History Survey
Daniel Otte, Major Contributor,
  Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Ed Baker, Assistant Editor,
  The Natural History Museum, London
Thies Büscher, Assistant Editor,
  Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany
With the cooperation of
      The Orthopterists' Society  
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Phyllium giganteum
Phyllium giganteum
Agathemera maculafulgens
Agathemera maculafulgens
Dryococelus australis
Dryococelus australis

Announcements:

  • New experts have been added! Scroll down to look at the list. Images still being added for SEOW-CHOEN'S new book STICK INSECTS OF BORNEO. 2,000 photos taken in Oxford July 2016.

The Phasmida Species File (PSF) is a taxonomic database of the world's Phasmida (stick and leaf insects, known as walking sticks and walking leaves in the U.S.). There is full synonymic and taxonomic information for c.3,100 valid species and over 4,800 taxonomic names, c.29,000 citations to c. 2200 references, also c.6640 specimen records and c.14000 images of 72% of valid species, with more being added to on a regular basis.

Colleagues have kindly collaborated - there are thousands of type photos to upload, Hamburg [taken by Oskar Conle & Frank Hennemann] being worked on now, as well as several other collections [Paul Brock] and Bonn [Thies Büscher]. Some of Francis Seow-Choen's new Borneo species (2016) images have yet to be uploaded

To see information contained in the database, use the links across the top of the page.  Click on Search to find a specific taxon or other kinds of information.  Clicking on Taxa will make the order Phasmida your current taxon unless you have previously moved to a different taxon in this session.

This website and database use Species File Software.  Information about the design and use of SFS may be found on a separate website.

Other Places to Start

Please send comments and questions about the database and its development to Paul Brock (send mail).  When referencing this website, please use the following format:  Brock, P.D., Büscher, T. & Baker, E. Phasmida Species File Online. Version 5.0/5.0. [retrieval date]. <http://Phasmida.SpeciesFile.org>.  Use http://Phasmida.SpeciesFile.org to bookmark the PSF website.


List of Experts

Leading specialists and others with a serious interest in the fauna have taken responsibility to review information in their areas of expertise — taxonomic and/or geographic.  An explanation of participation in the development of the PSF is also available.  The following lists geographic locations associated with the name of the phasmid taxonomist.

If a region or country is not given, please contact Paul D. Brock


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