Deinacrida carinata

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Taxonavigation: Stenopelmatoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Orthoptera
Subordo: Ensifera
Superfamilia: Stenopelmatoidea

Familia: Anostostomatidae
Subfamilia: Deinacridinae
Genus: Deinacrida
Species: Deinacrida carinata


  • Deinacrida carinata Salmon, 1950: 128
    • Authority for current placement: original
      • undisputed by all subsequent authorities
    • Original genus: Deinacrida White, 1842
    • Original status: valid species
    • Primary type: holotype
      • Fixation: designated
      • Description: [adult] female
      • Repository: MONZ, as 'Dominion Museum'
    • Type locality: 'Herekopere Island, Foveaux Strait'


selected references[edit]

  • Johns, P.M. 1997: The Gondwanaland weta: family Anostostomatidae (formerly in Stenopelmatidae, Henicidae or Mimnermidae): nomenclatural problems, world checklist, new genera and species. Journal of Orthoptera research, (6): 125-138. [publication date: 'NOV. 1997', sourced from first page of article] JSTOR ZooBank
  • Meads, M.; Notman, P. 1995: Part II Giant weta (Deinacrida carinata) on Pig Island, Foveaux Strait, March 1993. In: Surveys of giant weta. Little Barrier Island, Pig Island (Foveaux Strait), and Mt Faraday and Price’s Basin (Southern Alps). Science for conservation, (16) ISBN 0478016891 PDF
  • Ramsay, G.W. 1959: Spiral segmentation in two species of New Zealand weta (Orthoptera, Gryllacridoidea, Henicidae). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 86(3-4): 393-394. BUGZ
  • Salmon, J.T. 1950: Revision of the New Zealand wetas - Anostostominae (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae). Dominion Museum records in entomology, 1: 121-177. BUGZ [128, original description (female, male)]
  • Trewick, S.A.; Morgan-Richards, M. 2004: Phylogenetics of New Zealand's tree, giant and tusked weta (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae): evidence from mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Orthoptera research, 13(2): 185-196. JSTOR

additional references[edit]

  • Macfarlane, R.P.; Maddison, P.A.; Andrew, I.G.; Berry, J.A.; Johns, P.M.; Hoare, R.J.B.; Larivière, M.-C.; Greenslade, P.; Henderson, R.C.; Smithers, C.N.; Palma, R.L.; Ward, J.B.; Pilgrim, R.L.C.; Towns, D.R.; McLellan, I.; Teulon, D.A.J.; Hitchings, T.R.; Eastop, V.F.; Martin, N.A.; Fletcher, M.J.; Stufkens, M.A.W.; Dale, P.J.; Burckhardt, D.; Buckley, T.R.; Trewick, S.A. 2010: Phylum Arthropoda subphylum Hexapoda: Protura, springtails, Diplura, and insects. Pp. 233-467 in: Gordon, D.P. (ed.) 2010: New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 2. Kingdom Animalia. Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. reference page  PDF [400, listed]
  • Ramsay, G.W. 1961: The synonymy and systematics of a genus and two species of New Zealand weta (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae: Henicinae). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London (B), 30: 85-89. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1961.tb00169.x
  • Wise, K.A.J. 1977: A synonymic checklist of the Hexapoda of the New Zealand sub-region: the smaller orders. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum, (11)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Foveaux Strait giant weta