Thoracistus peringueyi

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Thoracistus peringueyi
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Critically endangered, possibly extinct  (IUCN 3.1) [1]
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T. peringueyi
Binomial name
Thoracistus peringueyi
(Pictet, 1888)

Thoracistus peringueyi, the Peringuey's seedpod shieldback, is a species of katydid in the family Tettigoniidae. The species is endemic to South Africa, and is listed as critically endangered (possibly extinct). [1] It is only known from a male and female specimen that were collected prior to 1879 from a location in Lydenburg district.

Tettigoniidae family of insects

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References

  1. 1 2 Bazelet, C. & Naskrecki, P. (2014). "Thoracistus peringueyi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . IUCN. 2014: e.T20659735A56073962. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T20659735A56073962.en . Retrieved 10 January 2018.