Spinotectarchus acornutus

Spinotectarchus acornutus


Taxonavigation: Euphasmatodea 

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
Ordo: Phasmatodea
Subordo: Euphasmatodea

Familia: Diapheromeridae
Subfamilia: Pachymorphinae
Tribus: Hemipachymorphini
Genus: Spinotectarchus
Species: Spinotectarchus acornutus



Spinotectarchus acornutus (Hutton, 1899; Pachymorpha) [comb. Salmon (1991: 111)]

Holotype female: CMNZ. Paratypes: none. [an immature specimen was conditionally included, i.e., 'an immature specimen, probably belonging to this species, ...' (Hutton, 1899: 54), and therefore has no type status contra Nicholls et al. (1998: 30) who record a male and a female syntype]

Type locality: Great Barrier Island, North Island, New Zealand.


  • Hutton, F.W. 1899: Revision of the New Zealand Phasmidae. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, 31: 50–59. [1]
  • Nicholls, D.C.; Urquhart, E.M.; Ward, J.B.; Johns, P.M. 1998: A list of insect primary types held in Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum, 12(2): 1–43.
  • Salmon, J.T. 1991: The stick insects of New Zealand. Reed, Auckland.