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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: Anostostomatinae
Tribus: Anostostomatini
Genus: Motuweta
Species (2): M. isolata – M. riparia
[source: Gibbs (2002)]


  • Motuweta Johns, 1997: 137 ZooBank
    • Gender: [feminine]
    • Type species: Motuweta isolata Johns, 1997
      • Fixation: original designation [p. 137] [and monotypy]
    • NOTE: combined genus/species description with description under species


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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]
  • Pratt, R.C.; Morgan-Richards, M.; Trewick, S.A. 2008: Diversification of New Zealand weta (Orthoptera: Ensifera: Anostostomatidae) and their relationships in Australasia. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society (B), 363: 3427-3437. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2008.0112
  • 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: 185-196. JSTOR