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Giant Prickly Stick Insect
Extatosoma tiaratum (Macleay, 1826)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Phasmida - walking sticks and leaf insects »  family Phasmatidae »  genus Extatosoma

Scientific synonyms

Phasma tiaratum MacLeay, 1826
Extatosoma tiaratum bufonium Westwood, 1874
Extatosoma bufonium Westwood, 1874
Extatosoma elongatum Froggatt, 1922
Extatosoma hopii Gray, 1833 (misspelling) m
Extatosoma hopei Gray, 1833

Other names

= Australian walking stick
= Macleay's spectre
= Spiny Leaf Insect

Least Concern

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Taxon in country check-lists

Australia and Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
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Intertaxon relationships

Batesian mimicry complex: Leptomyrmex Mayr, 1862

Links and literature

EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [http://www.ozanimals.com/] [as Extatosoma tiaratum]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [80201037]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Extatosoma tiaratum (Macleay, 1826)]
Data retrieved on: 2 August 2018
EN ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Extatosoma tiaratum (Macleay, 1826)]
EN ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Extatosoma bufonium Westwood, 1874]

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