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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

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

Other names

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

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Intertaxon relationships

Batesian mimicry complex: Leptomyrmex Mayr, 1862

Links and literature

EN ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Extatosoma bufonium Westwood, 1874]
EN ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Extatosoma tiaratum (Macleay, 1826)]
EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [http://www.ozanimals.com/] [as Extatosoma tiaratum]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013

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m misspelling