New genus and species of mantid from Madagascar

C.masoalensis

C.masoalensis

 

A new ZooKeys publication by Brannoch & Svenson describes a new genus and species of praying mantis from Madagascar: Cornucollis masoalensis Brannoch & Svenson, 2016. The genus is named for distinctive projections arising from the cervical (i.e., “neck”) region and the species is named for Masoala, the region where the specimen was collected in Madagascar.

 

Cranium

Cranium

Cervix

Cervix