Platybinthus, a new genus of Lebinthina crickets (Orthoptera, Gryllidae, Eneopterinae) from Maluka, Indonesia

  • Tony Robillard Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, CNRS, SU, EPHE, UA, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 50, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
  • Ming Kai Tan Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, CNRS, SU, EPHE, UA, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 50, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
Keywords: Indonesia, Lebinthini, new combination, Morotai, taxonomy


A new genus of Lebinthina (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Eneopterinae) is erected based on species from Maluka Islands near northern Sulawesi (Indonesia): Platybinthus gen. nov. This new genus currently consists of three species. Platybinthus punctatus (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1898) gen. et comb. nov. from Halmahera Island is assigned as the type species. Platybinthus striolatus gen. et comb. nov., also from Halmahera Island, is redescribed. We also describe a new species: Platybinthus sandyi gen. et sp. nov. from Morotai Island.


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How to Cite
Robillard, T., & Tan, M. K. (2023). Platybinthus, a new genus of Lebinthina crickets (Orthoptera, Gryllidae, Eneopterinae) from Maluka, Indonesia. European Journal of Taxonomy, 856(1), 46–66.
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