New Zealand wetas of the genus <i>Hemideina</i>

Authors

  • G Ramsay
  • R Bigelow

Abstract

New Zealand Hemideina wetas have been revised several times---Buller (1895),Hutton (1897), Karny (1937), Salmon (1950,1951). The names in current use are based on Salmon's work, in which nine species and sub-species were recognised. The results of our study indicate that five species only should be recognised and that one of the species recognised by Salmon from North Westland-Karamea region---H. boughi---should be placed in another genus, several name changes are necessary for the most widely referred-to and common species, so, since no new names are involved, our conclusions are outlined here to enable the correct names to be used.

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1978-04-01

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[1]
Ramsay, G. and Bigelow, R. 1978. New Zealand wetas of the genus <i>Hemideina</i>. The Wētā. 1, 2 (Apr. 1978), 32–34.

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