†family Xenopteridae Riek 1955 (grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Xenopteridae

Full reference: E. F. Riek. 1955. Fossil insects from the Triassic beds at Mt. Crosby, Queensland. Australian Journal of Zoology 3(4):654-691

Parent taxon: Xenopteroidea according to D. E. van Dijk and A. V. Gorochov 2011

See also Carpenter 1992, Gorochov 1995, Gorochov 2005, Riek 1955, Sharov 1968 and Wappler 2001

Sister taxon: Adumbratomorphidae

Subtaxa: Axenopterinae Ferganopterinae Xenopterinae

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Type: Xenopterum

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling herbivore


• Triassic of Australia (1 collection), Kyrgyzstan (3), South Africa (2)

• Permian of South Africa (1)

Total: 7 collections including 21 occurrences

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