Proceedings of the Zoological Society

, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp 63–67 | Cite as

Redescription of the Male and Female of Caliris keralensis (Vyjayandi et al., 2006) (Mantodea: Caliridinae)

  • Parbati Chatterjee
  • Manikkoth Chandroth Vyjayandi
  • Narayan Ghorai
  • Tushar Kanti Mukherjee
Research Article


The holotype of Caliris keralensis (Vyjayandi et al. 2006) (Mantodea: Caliridinae) is reviewed along with another paratype female not listed by the authors. The male of this species is re-described in details and is assigned paratype male. Photographs of the specimens are given. Male genital complex is described for better understanding the species.


Caliris keralensis Redescription Paratype designation Mantodea India 


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The Central Entomological Laboratory of Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata



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Department of Zoology, Calicut University, Kerala


Western Ghat Field Research Centre of Z. S. I, Kerala, India



The authors are grateful to the Director, Zoological Survey of India and the Officer-in-Charge, Central Entomological Laboratory of the institute for permission to study the materials and laboratory facilities. The authors are grateful to the Officer-in-Charge of the Western Ghat Field Research Centre of Z. S. I, Kerala. The work done by the reviewer is also acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Parbati Chatterjee
    • 1
  • Manikkoth Chandroth Vyjayandi
    • 2
  • Narayan Ghorai
    • 3
  • Tushar Kanti Mukherjee
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyVidyasagar Evening CollegeKolkataIndia
  2. 2.CalicutIndia
  3. 3.Department of ZoologyWest Bengal State UniversityBarasatIndia
  4. 4.KolkataIndia

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