Locustopsis bucklandi Brodie 1845 (grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Locustopsidae

Alternative combinations: Gomphocerites bucklandi, Gryllus bucklandi

Full reference: P. B. Brodie. 1845. A History of the Fossil Insects in the Secondary Rocks of England Accompanied by a Particular Account of the Strata in which they Occur, and of the Circumstances Connected with their Preservation 1-130

Belongs to Locustopsis according to W. Zessin 1983

See also Brodie 1845, Cockerell 1915, Handlirsch 1906, Heer 1852 and Zeuner 1942

Sister taxa: Locustopsis africanus, Locustopsis anatolica, Locustopsis apicalis, Locustopsis bernstorffi, 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: NHM I 3555, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Grafton, Warwickshire, which is in a Hettangian marine horizon in the United Kingdom.

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling grazer-herbivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Triassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.