Leptogryllus deceptor is still listed as 'Extinct in the Wild' by the IUCN (Orthopteroid Specialist Group, 1996). However, it seems to be globally extinct with no known population in captivity (Zieppel, 2010 cited in Maas, 2011). Can anybody clarify the status of the Oahu Deceptor Bush Cricket? The accession numbers of any known specimens would be great. Or the last recorded date. Anything at all really.
I'll fully acknowledge any help anybody provides me in my database, I assure you. Thanks in advance.
Maas, P.H.J. (2011). Extinct in the Wild. In: TSEW (2012). The Sixth Extinction Website. (http://www.petermaas.nl/extinct). Downloaded on 29 July 2012.
Orthopteroid Specialist Group 1996. Leptogryllus deceptor. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 29 July 2012.
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2012 21:30:11 GMT -8 by surroundx
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