Prisopus berosus

Sawtoothed Walkingsticks

Prisopus berosus, Family Prisopodidae, photo from Costa Rica


Family: Prisopodidae

Subfamily: Prisopodinae

Tribe: Prisopodini


The family Prisopodidae has a southern distribution, across Central and South America, South Africa, and South Asia.

The name of the family, subfamily, tribe, and genus derive from Latin nouns for saw and work: pris and opus.

Photo location: Tuis, Cartago province, Costa Rica.

Costa Rica photo of Prisopus berosus, in Prisopodidae

This is both the family page for Prisopodidae and the species page for Prisopus.

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