Guadeloupe stick insects Lamponius guerini, copyright Drägüs.

Belongs within: Phasmatodea.

The Pseudophasmatidae are a group of stick insects in which the femora of the fore legs have four distinct edges.

<==Pseudophasmatidae Z04
|–Pseudophasmatinae WBM03
|    |–Pseudophasma rufipes WBM03
|    |–Paraphasma rufipes TW05
|    `–Anisomorpha WBM03
|         |–A. buprestoides K91
|         `–A. ferruginea WBM03
`–Xerosomatinae Z04
|–Xerosomatini Z04
`–Hesperophasmatini Z04
|–Hesperophasma Rehn 1904 Z04
|–Rhynchacris Redtenbacher 1908 Z04
|–Taraxippus Moxey 1971 Z04
|–Agamemnon Z04
`–Lamponius Stål 1875 [incl. Antillophilus Carl 1913, Hypocyrtus Redtenbacher 1908] Z04
|–*L. guerini (Saussure 1868) [=Pygirhynchus guerini] Z04
|–*Antillophilus’ brevitarsus Carl 1913 Z04
`–*Hypocyrtus’ substrumosus Redtenbacher 1908 Z04

*Type species of generic name indicated


[K91] Key, K. H. L. 1991. Phasmatodea (stick-insects). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers vol. 1 pp. 394–404. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[TW05] Terry, M. D., & M. F. Whiting. 2005. Mantophasmatodea and phylogeny of the lower neopterous insects. Cladistics 21: 240–257.

[WBM03] Whiting, M. F., S. Bradler & T. Maxwell. 2003. Loss and recovery of wings in stick insects. Nature 421: 264–267.

[Z04] Zompro, O. 2004. A key to the stick-insect genera of the ‘Anareolatae’ of the New World, with descriptions of several new taxa (Insecta: Phasmatodea). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 39 (2): 133–144.

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