Locustopsis africanus Ansorge 1991 (grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Locustopsidae

Full reference: J. Ansorge. 1991. Locustopsis africanus n. sp. (Saltatoria, Caelifera) from the Lower Cretaceous of SW Egypt. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte 1991(4):205-212

Belongs to Locustopsis according to J. Ansorge 1991

Sister taxa: Locustopsis anatolica, Locustopsis apicalis, Locustopsis bernstorffi, Locustopsis bucklandi, Locustopsis cockerelli, Locustopsis constricta, Locustopsis cubitalis, Locustopsis dubia, Locustopsis elegans, Locustopsis elongata, Locustopsis ferghanensis, Locustopsis germari, Locustopsis gracilis, Locustopsis gyra, Locustopsis karatavica, Locustopsis lacera, Locustopsis lacoei, Locustopsis latipennis, Locustopsis maculosa, Locustopsis mecklenburgica, Locustopsis nana, Locustopsis picta, Locustopsis posterior, Locustopsis procera, Locustopsis pulchella, Locustopsis reducta, Locustopsis rhytofemoralis, Locustopsis shurabica, Locustopsis sippeli, Locustopsis spectabilis, Locustopsis uvarovi, Gomphocerites heeriana

Type specimen: Lo UK ARP 1, a hindwing. Its type locality is Wadi abd el Malik, which is in a Berriasian/Valanginian lacustrine claystone in the Tonsteinserie Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling grazer-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Wadi abd el Malik

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