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Emerging from Presumed Extinction: Updated Distribution and Conservation of Uromenus annae (Targioni-Tozzetti 1881), Endemism of Sardinia (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae)
* 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
1  FMCR Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto
2  Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET) National Research Council (CNR)
3  WBA World Biodiversity Association
4  University of Sassari, Dipartimento di Agraria Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET)
Academic Editor: António Onofre Soares


Uromenus annae was listed as NT (Near Threatened) by IUCN in the Red List of European Orthoptera, possibly extinct as no individuals were collected in the last half century. The finding of a living couple in 2018 renewed the attention on the species, resulting in the male calling song description and further scattered collections. The newest results instigated local institutions to pursue field research with the aim of understanding the distribution and ecology of the species, outline current threats and propose conservation actions.

Keywords: endemism; extinction; species conservation; IUCN