The tribe Dysoniini part II: the genus Markia (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae; Phaneropterinae), new species and some clarifications.

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Cadena-Castañeda OJ. The tribe Dysoniini part II: the genus Markia (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae; Phaneropterinae), new species and some clarifications. Zootaxa. 2013;3599501-18.
This paper clarifies the status of the species of the genus Markia White, 1862, also providing new distribution data. It describes M. erinaceus from Peru, M. arizae n. sp. from the Amazonian foothills of Colombia and Ecuador, M. sarriai n. sp. from the Colombian Biogeographic Chocó, M. espinachi n. sp. from Costa Rica; as well as the true male of M. major (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878), clarifying the real distributional range this latter species. M. longivertex n. syn. , is proposed as a synonym of M. major. The colour polymorphism in M. hystrix (Westwood, 1844) is discussed and its distribution range is defined. A key to the species of Markia is provided.