Family Eumastacidae Burr 1889 (monkey grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Eumastacidae

Parent taxon: Eumastacoidea according to H. J. Song et al. 2015

See also Eades et al. 2012, Gorochov 2012, Sharov 1968 and Zeuner 1941

Sister taxa: Episactidae, Eruciidae, Promastacidae

Subtaxa: Antillacris Archaeomastax Eoerianthus Paleomastacris Taphacris

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Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling grazer-herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (3 collections)

• Eocene of United States (15: Colorado, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of China (1)

• Cretaceous of China (1)

• Jurassic of Kazakhstan (1)

Total: 21 collections including 22 occurrences

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