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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: Empusidae
Subfamilia: Empusinae
Tribus: Empusini
Genus: Gongylus
Species: G. gongylodes – G. pauperatus – G. trachelophyllus

Gongylus Thunberg, 1815

Gongylus in the Mantodea Species File database, accessed on 13/10/2013.

Gongylus is a genus of praying mantises in the family Empusidae.[1] Characterized by extremely slender limbs with large appendages, at least one species (Gongylus gongylodes) is kept as a pet by hobbyists. Males of the species are capable of flight.

The Greek word gongýlos (γογγύλος) means ‘round’.
See also

List of mantis genera and species


"genus Gongylus Thunberg, 1815: Mantodea Species File". Retrieved 2021-01-10.

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