Eumastacoidea

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Eumastacoidea
Eumastacidae Genera Insectorum.jpg
Some eumastacoids
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Infraorder: Acrididea
Superfamily: Eumastacoidea
Burr, 1899
Families

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Eumastacoidea is a superfamily within the order Orthoptera. The family has a mainly tropical distribution. Some of the characters of the members of the superfamily are the lack of an abdominal tympanum, wings if present wident towards the tip, the antennae are short in some groups the hindlegs are spread out laterally at rest.[1] The overall classification based on genitalic characters and the geographic distribution of the groups are as follows:

  • Cryptophalli
    • Family Chorotypidae
      • Chorotypinae (Burr, 1903) Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Africa
      • Prionacanthinae Descamps 1973, India
      • Erianthinae (Burr, 1903) Southeast Asia, South Asia
      • Eruciinae Burr, 1903 Southeast Asia
      • Chininae Burr, 1903 China.
      • Mnesicleinae Descamps, 1973 Indo-Malayan Archipelago
    • Family Episactidae (Central and South America)
      • Episactinae Burr, 1903
      • Espagnolinae Rehn, 1948 (Hispaniola)
      • Miraculinae I. Bolivar, 1903
  • Stenophalli.
    • Family Morabidae
      • Biroellinae C. Bolivar, 1930 - Australasia
      • Morabinae Rehn, 1948 - Australia
    • Family Eumastacidae
      • Gomphomastacinae Burr, 1903 Central Asia
      • Morseinae Rehn, 1948 (Central and South America)
      • Masynteinae Descamps, 1973, Cuba.
      • Parepisactinae Dirsh, 1975 South America
      • Eumastacinae Burr, 1903 South America
      • Pseudomastacinae Dirsh, 1961 South America
      • Paramastacinae Dirsh, 1961 South America
      • Temnomastacinae (Rehn, 1948) South America
      • Eumastacopinae Descamps, 1973 South America
  • Euphalli
    • Family Mastacideidae (South India)
      • Mastacideinae Rehn, 1948, S. India.
  • Disclerophalli
    • Family Euschmidtiidae
      • Euschmidtiinae Rehn, 1948 -Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles
      • Pseudoschmidtiinae Descamps, 1964 Madagascar, Comoros and mainland Africa
      • Stenoschmidtiinae Descamps, 1973, Coastal East Africa
    • Family Thericleidae (Africa)
      • Afromastacinae Descamps, 1977
      • Barythericleinae Descamps, 1977
      • Chromothericleinae Descamps, 1977
      • Loxicephalinae Descamps, 1977
      • Plagiotriptinae Bolívar, 1914
      • Thericleinae Burr, 1899

References[edit]

  1. ^ S. Matt, P. K. Flook, C. H. F. Rowell (2008). "A Partial Molecular Phylogeny of the Eumastacoidea s. lat. (Orthoptera, Caelifera)". Journal of Orthoptera Research 17 (1): 43–55. doi:10.1665/1082-6467(2008)17[43:apmpot]2.0.co;2. 

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