Blaberus giganteus

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Blaberus giganteus


Taxonavigation: Blaberoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Supercohort: Polyneoptera
Cohort: Dictyoptera
Ordo: Blattodea
Superfamilia: Blaberoidea

Familia: Blaberidae
Subfamilia: Blaberinae
Genus: Blaberus
Species: Blaberus giganteus


Blaberus giganteus (Linnaeus, 1758)


  • Blatta gigantea Linnaeus, 1758 [original combination]
  • Blabera mexicana Saussure, 1862
  • Blabera stollii Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1865
  • Blatta gigantea Linnaeus, 1758
  • Blatta livida Gronovius, 1764
  • Blatta scutata Seba, 1765
  • Sisapona marginalis Walker, F., 1868


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
      • Guatemala; Panama; Colombia; Venezuela; Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of (Trinidad); Guyana; Suriname; French Guiana
  • Continental: Southern America
      • Mexico

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Beccaloni G.W. (2018). SF Cockroach: Cockroach Species File (version 5.0, Jun 2018). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30 June 2018. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: giant cockroach
magyar: Barlangi óriáscsótány
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