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It was brought ot my attention that some types of roaches are seemingly the only species in a genus because online you might find little reference to any other. A fine example is Blaptica dubia.

So this thread might reference resources on where to look if you wanted to find out if and what others are in a certain genus, or just what other roaches might exist in or out of common culture.

I will begin this thread with the online species file web address click this link in bold here: Blattodea Species File Online

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Hi Matt

Uhhh... your example of a 'single species genus' actually is a bad one :rolleyes: (14 Blaptica species!)

But your web link seems to be the best concerning roaches.

My contribution to web species lists:

- http://data.gbif.org (3 Blaptica sp.)

- http://www.itis.gov (0 hits)

- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy (only B. dubia)

- http://www.reptile-database.org (only for snakes, lizzards etc.)

Grüessli

Andreas

P.S. Want some G. oblongata nymphs for 25 Cents or E. chopardi for 2$ per pair :lol::P ?

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[quote name='Pharma' date='Apr 14 2009, 09:26 AM' post='8111'

Uhhh... your example of a 'single species genus' actually is a bad one :rolleyes: (14 Blaptica species!)

But your web link seems to be the best concerning roaches.

I think he was getting at the fact that even though there may be many species within a genus in the world, reliable information is usually only made available for one of the species.

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