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E. popa carlbergi, E.tiaratum, E. popa popa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phasmatodea
Family: Phasmatidae
Subfamily: Extatosomatinae
Genus: Extatosoma
Gray, 1833

Ectatosoma Gray, 1835

Extatosoma is a genus of phasmids, in the monotypic subfamily Extatosomatinae, with two species. One occurs in Australia, one in New Guinea. Both have a colour morph imitating leaves, and one imitating lichen.


The genus name is derived from Ancient Greek έκστασις "to be outside oneself" and soma "body".


The Phasmida Species File lists:

  • Extatosoma popa Stål, 1875 (New Guinea)
  • Extatosoma tiaratum (Macleay, 1826) - type species (Australia)
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