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Tettigarcta crinita specimen in the Australian Museum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadomorpha
Superfamily: Cicadoidea
Family: Tettigarctidae
Genus: Tettigarcta
White, 1845

The Tettigarctidae, also known as the hairy cicadas, are a small relict (mostly extinct) family of primitive cicadas, containing a single genus Tettigarcta, with two extant species, one in southern Australia (Tettigarcta crinita), and the other in Tasmania (Tettigarcta tomentosa). Fossil taxa include Paratettigarcta zealandica from New Zealand. [1]

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  1. ^ Kaulfuss, U.; Moulds, M. 2015: A new genus and species of tettigarctid cicada from the early Miocene of New Zealand: Paratettigarcta zealandica (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Tettigarctidae). ZooKeys, 484: 83-94. doi:10.3897/zookeys.484.8883

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