Conservation status of the elegant yellow-black bush-cricket Meruterrana elegans (Orthoptera: Phaneropterinae)—a critically endangered species on Mount Kenya

  • Claudia Hemp
  • Andreas Hemp
Keywords: Red list, insects, East Africa


Two populations of Meruterrana elegans, a monotypic bush-cricket genus, endemic to Mount Kenya in Kenya were surveyed. The species is restricted to Cassipourea forest, a forest community vanishing rapidly on Mount Kenya and with it Meruterrana elegans, which therefore should be included to the IUCN red list of threatened species as Critically Endangered.

Keywords: Red list, insects, East Africa


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eISSN: 1026-1613
print ISSN: 0012-8317