Deinacrida carinata

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Taxonavigation: Stenopelmatoidea 

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
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