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AuthorC. de Jong
TitleOrthopterological notes II : The Phyllophorinae (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae) in the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden, and in the Zoölogisch Museum, Amsterdam
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
AbstractBesides the rather scanty material collected before 1900 the Phyllophorinае of the Leiden and the Amsterdam Museums consist of many of Karny's type specimens, and a number of specimens collected in New Guinea, especially by Van Kampen and by Versteeg.
Though various authors (Kirby, 1899; Griffini, 1908) published papers of fundamental value concerning this subfamily of the Tettigoniidae, the general survey given by Caudell (1912) was little critical, in different genera even species are placed here of which the synonymy had already been established before (cf. Karny, 1924, pp. 19, 20). A modern revision of the subfamily was given by Karny (1924).
Though Karny based his paper on a rather large number of specimens and a great deal of literature, it appears that there exist more species. The Leiden as well as the Amsterdam collections contain some specimens which could not be identified with the help of Karny's keys, and which did not fit in with the descriptions of the species already known. For that reason I feel justified to describe these as new species.
All specimens dealt with below, Karny's type specimens included, were carefully compared with the descriptions to avoid misinterpretations of Karny's view. In a few cases, however, I cannot agree with Karny's views concerning certain details in the keys as well as in the descriptions and I have given some additional notes when dealing with the genera or species under consideration.
I abstained from giving a new key as that of Karny will do for the present when my remarks are taken into account.
Sasima Bolívar
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