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,
  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
With the cooperation of
      The Orthopterists' Society  
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Phyllium giganteum
Phyllium giganteum
Agathemera maculafulgens
Agathemera maculafulgens
Dryococelus australis
Dryococelus australis

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.). It contains full synonymic and taxonomic information for c. 3,040 valid species and over 4,690 taxonomic names (all ranks, valid and not valid). There are c. 27,000 citations to c. 2500 references. There are also c. 6100 specimen records and more than 11500 images of two thirds of valid species, with more being added to on a regular basis. Keys to taxa may be added at a much later stage.

[MANY THANKS TO COLLEAGUES COLLABORATING ON THIS. I HAVE THOUSANDS OF TYPE PHOTOS TO UPLOAD (VARIOUS COLLECTIONS), TAKEN BY OSKAR CONLE & FRANK HENNEMANN].

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. 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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