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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Supercohort: Polyneoptera
Cohort: Dictyoptera
Ordo: Mantodea

Familia: Liturgusidae
Genus: Gonatista

Gonatista is a genus of praying mantises in the family Epaphroditidae.

The following species are recognised in the genus Gonatista:[1] [2]

Gonatista grisea
Gonatista jaiba
Gonatista major
Gonatista phryganoides
Gonatista reticulata

According to a 2004 paper by entomologists from the University of Catania and the National Museum of Natural History this genus:

...is widely distributed in North America and the Caribbean area. There are (five) homogeneous species...whose specific differences such as chromatic models and body size, as shown in literature (Caudell 1912), do not help us in their identification. On the basis of the material studied here we have verified that a valid diagnostic character is the morphology of the external copulatory apparatus[3]

See also

List of mantis genera and species

References

"subfamily Gonatistinae: Mantodea Species File". mantodea.speciesfile.org. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
Lombardo, F. and D. E. Perez-Gelabert. 2004. The mantids of Hispaniola, with the description of two new species (Mantodea). Boletin de la SEA 34: 35-48.
[1] Lombardo, F. and D. E. Perez-Gelabert. 2004. The mantids of Hispaniola, with the description of two new species (Mantodea). Boletin de la SEA 34: 35-48.

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