Database Details : Mantodea Species File

Full name: Mantodea Species File UPDATED!
Short name: MantodeaSF
Version: 5.0/5.0, Jun 2017
Release date: 2017-06-06
Authors/editors: Otte D., Spearman L. & Stiewe M.B.D.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Mantodea
English name of the group: Praying mantids
Number of living species 2,478
Number of living infraspecific taxa 169
Number of extinct species: 26
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 381
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 3,054
Abstract: The Mantodea Species File (MSF) is a taxonomic database of the world's praying mantids (Order Mantodea), both of fossil and living species. It has full synonymic and taxonomic information for over 2,400 valid species and provides many images of specimens deposited in museums worldwide, as well as pictures of living praying mantids in the wild and in captivity.
Organization: Mantodea Species File
Bibliographic citation: Otte D., Spearman L. & Stiewe M.B.D. (2017). MantodeaSF: Mantodea Species File (version 5.0/5.0, Jun 2017). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 29th September 2017. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.