Family Gryllotalpidae Leach 1815 (mole cricket)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Gryllotalpidae

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

See also Carpenter 1992, Gorochov 1995, Gorochov 2010, Gorochov 2012, Martins-Neto 1991, Martins-Neto 1995, Sharov 1968 and Zeuner 1939

Sister taxa: Mogoplistidae, Myrmecophilidae

Subtaxa: Gryllotalpa stricta Gryllotalpinae Marchandiinae Scapteriscinae

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Type: Gryllotalpa

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Germany (1 collection)

• Miocene of Germany (3)

• Oligocene of France (3)

• Eocene of Italy (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Colorado)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (3), France (1)

Total: 14 collections including 15 occurrences

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