Malacomorpha bastardoae

CONLE, HENNEMANN & PEREZ-GELABERT, 2008: 15, figs. 6-12 & 82.

 

CONLE, O.V., HENNEMANN, F.H. & PEREZ-GELABERT, D. (2008): Studies on neotropical Phasmatodea II: Revision of the genus Malacomorpha Rehn, 1906, with the descriptions of seven new species (Phasmatodea: Pseudophasmatidae: Pseudophasmatinae). Zootaxa, 1748: 1-64.

 

 

Holotype, male [United States National Museum, Washington D.C. / USNM].  Body length 28.0 mm

 

Paratype, female [United States National Museum, Washington D.C. / USNM].

 

   

Paratype, egg (dorsal & lateral view) [United States National Museum, Washington D.C. / USNM].

 

Paratype, mating couple (Photo by D. Perez-Gelabert).

 

 

Etymology:

This new species is dedicated to the Dominican biologist Ruth BASTARDO (Dominican Republic) for her great effort and support in collecting the type-specimens. 

 

Type-material:

HOLOTYPE, male: Dominican Republic, RD-211 Upper Las Abejas, Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco, Pedernales Prov., 1.310 m, 6.IV.2004, D. Perez, B. Hierro, R. Bastardo, (d/n) [United States National Museum, Washington D.C. / USNM].

PARATYPE, male: Dominican Republic, RD-211 Upper Las Abejas, Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco, Pedernales Prov., 1.310 m, 6.IV.2004, D. Perez, B. Hierro, R. Bastardo, (d/n) [United States National Museum, Washington D.C. / USNM].

PARATYPES, 1 male, 2 females (nymphs): Dominican Republic, RD-139 Caseta no. 3, Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco, Independencia Prov., 18°13.720'N 71°35.243'W, 1.941 m, 3.VII.2003, D. Perez, R. Bastardo, B. Hierro (night) [United States National Museum, Washington D.C. / USNM].

PARATYPES, 2 males, 3 females, 1 nymph, 1 egg: Dominican Republic, Independencia Prov., Loma del Toro, Caseta 5 of P.N. Sierra de Bahoruco, 18°19.270'N 71°40.576'W, 2357 m, 12.VIII.2006, D. Perez, R. Bastardo, B. Hierro [United States National Museum, Washington D.C. / USNM].

PARATYPES, 1 male, 1 female: Dominican Republic, Prov. Pedernales, Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco, Caseta 2, 23°19.7`'mE 20°14.802'mN, 1.771 m, 28.VI.2005, R. Bastardo, E. Fernandez [coll. OC].