Locustopsis spectabilis Zeuner 1942 (grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Locustopsidae

Full reference: F. E. Zeuner. 1942. The Locustopsidae and the phylogeny of the Acridodea (Orthoptera). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London. Series B, Taxonomy 11:1-18

Belongs to Locustopsis according to P. E. S. Whalley 1985

See also Zessin 1983 and Zeuner 1942

Sister taxa: Locustopsis africanus, 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 uvarovi, Gomphocerites heeriana

Type specimen: NHM I 10563, a forewing (single folded forewing). Its type locality is Strensham, Worcestershire, which is in a Rhaetian marine horizon in the Lilstock Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling grazer-herbivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (2 collections)

• Triassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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